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Alumni Community Events
We host a wide range of events throughout the year for all of our alumni and friends - you can access most of them online wherever you are! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Durham community and sharing the chance to catch up with old friends and to make new connections.

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COP26: What Would Success Look Like?
Tuesday 26 October 2021, 6pm (BST)
Join us for an evening panel discussion hosted by the Durham Alumni Energy Chapter analysing the upcoming COP26 conference. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and the event will include an optional breakout session at the end for those wishing to network and continue the discussion.

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Diamonds: An Intriguing Past, A Scintillating Future
Wednesday 27 October 2021, 6pm (BST)
Since time immemorial diamonds have been a source of fascination to mankind. Join Durham alumna, (Castle, 1996-2000), Joanna Park-Tonks for a thrilling journey through the history of diamonds - their intriguing past which captured the imagination of many and more recently their evolving future as man has devised a way to create laboratory grown diamonds.

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Thursday 4 November, 5.30pm (GMT)
Convocation of Durham University live online!
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Dunelm Society Annual Dinner 2021
Guest speaker: Sir Thomas Allen, Chancellor
Thursday 4 November
This year’s annual dinner in London is now sold out.

Developing Internships in Asia for Durham Students
Tuesday 9 November 2021, 11am (GMT) / 7pm (Beijing Standard Time)
Attention Durham alumni in Asia! Can you help us? We are aiming to develop bespoke internships in Asia for our students on the Chinese Studies programme. Join us for an informal information session with Global Internships Manager, Dr Dave Morland to learn more about the programme and how you might be able to support it. 

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Student Art Prize 2021/22 Launch Party
Oriental Museum, Durham University
Tuesday 9 November, 5.30pm (GMT)
Want to know more about the University’s annual art prize? Join us at this informal event to see works by previous winners, meet other artists, find out more about our ‘Art Prize Art School’ programme and most importantly, find out how to apply! 

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Lumiere 2021 - Behind the Scenes with Daksha Patel
Friday 19 November 2021, 12 noon (GMT)
Durham alumni, friends and supporters are invited to join us for a virtual behind the scene look at The Fossilised Sea by UK artist, Daksha Patel. This event will take place on zoom on Friday 19 November from 12:00 noon until 13:00.

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