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Volunteering at the Christmas Festival

By Kristine Kivle On the 30th of November the Ustinov GCP volunteering team was fortunate to participate in the Nevilles Cross Christmas festival. Followed by several weeks of planning, organising and other preparations the festival was a great success. Throughout the afternoon, both local and non-local families, children, students and adults came together to kick off the

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Xmas Recycling with Arts

On Monday 3rd of December, the team Café Scientifique invited Ustinov college students to participate in a discussion panel about recycling, followed by the result of the competition for the best Xmas tree with recycled materials. The event was very productive, attendees discussed different methods of recycling and what are the side effects on different countries;

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US Midterm Elections: What lies in the uncertain future? (Tuesday 6th November 2018)

On Tuesday 6th November 2018, Café Politique organised and hosted their first event of the academic year. Their seminar, titled: ‘US Midterm Elections: What lies in the uncertain future?’ was in conjunction with the election date itself. Café Politique invited Durham University’s School of Governmental and International Affairs’ very own Dr Patrick Kuhn and Dr

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Ustinov Research Round Table – Thursday 15th November

By Marianna Iliadou Seminar Series How can you join smart cities, nationalism, wind turbines and regiment in global leadership? Through the Ustinov Research Round Table of course! This is an event organised by the Seminar Series team of the Ustinov’s Global Citizenship Programme (GCP), bringing together Ustinovians to share their own research. In the year’s

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The Selfish Gene

By Marianna Iliadou ‘Have you heard of Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene?’ ‘Do you want to know more about replicators, vehicles, memes and the so-called ‘genes-eye view’ of evolution?’ Since its advertising, this event looked very promising. But we were even more amazed by the presentation and explanation given by Dr Duncan Stibbard Hawkes! We invited

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Women Priests in the Church of England

By Marianna Iliadou Is it possible for women to become priests? The answer is yes when it comes to the Church of England. On Friday 9th March 2018, Café Politique hosted an event on women priests in the Church of England. The idea behind the event was to explore women’s empowerment and involvement in areas

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The International Tea Time – 3rd February, 2018

By Ayako Terui The idea of a tea event was born when I heard from some friends that they like matcha (green tea) flavoured snacks, and introduced them to the Japanese tea ceremony. However, I was also interested in the British afternoon tea, and the diversity of tea cultures which are seen in the world.

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The Stars of Durham -16th December 2017

By Giorgio Manzoni It was a freezing night in December but the cold was not enough to stop the intrepid members of the Café Scientifique team and over 30 followers who decided to go and admire the amazing shiny “Stars of Durham”. The cloudy and rainy weather of the held off, leaving clear and dark

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Catalysing school partnerships – first meeting at Belmont Community School

By Pen-Yuan Hsing and Emine Gurbuz According to Stuart Corbridge, the Vice-Chancellor of Durham University, he has “been constantly impressed by the outstanding quality of research produced at the University”. However, this research is often locked up in an “ivory tower” and isolated from the local community. Over the past few years, PhD student and

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Launching the Matariki Global Citizenship Exchange

By Nicholas Mattock, University of Western Australia Global citizenship can be a difficult concept to grasp, not least because there is no set definition among those practicing global citizenship. I like to think of ‘global citizenship’ as an understanding and willingness to engage with problems that we face as a global community, as a means

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