Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline extended:
    29 January 2016
  • Early registration deadline:
    4 March 2016
  • Registration deadline:
    31 March 2016

Local information



For those looking to shop, take a stroll and discover the cobbled streets of the city, where you can find quirky craft shops and big name brands, whilst the counties market towns offer their own unique shopping experiences. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor shoping at The Gates and Prince Bishops shopping centres and only 15 minutes away by train, you can visit Newcastle and St James's Park.  


Cathedrals, castles and churches

The iconic Castle World Heritage Site and Durham Cathedral - recently named the UK's number one landmark are only a short walk away from the university grounds. Durham's many castles are filled with dazzling art and furniture collections. Discover Auckland Castle, steeped in history and surrounded by the Bishop’s Deer Park, within 800 acres of picturesque parkland.


Museums and galleries

There is a vast and varied cultural offering in Durham. From local art galleries such as Spennymoor Town Hall Gallery, to coming face to face with an Egyptian cat's coffin at Durham University's Oriental Museum. You can learn about Durhams interesting past by visiting attractions including the Beamish Museum and Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon and if you prefer European art head for The Bowes Museum in the picturesque market town of Barnard Castle, which showcases collections of international significance - including paintings by Canaletto and El Greco.