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Castle Conference 2022

Castle MCR’s Academic Committee was proud to present Durham Castle Conference 2022! Last year’s conference was held in person as well as streamed online as Castle’s first ever hybrid conference. This was the 6th annual conference and it’s theme, “Transitions and New Realities”, was designed to inspire postgraduates from all disciplines to think about the significant changes that influence their research as we transitioned into a new “Post-Covid” moment.

Durham Castle Conference 2022, 29th-30th April

Transitions and New Realities

We were delighted to welcome Dr. Anne Karpf as our keynote speaker.


Dr. Karpf is Professor of Life Writing and Culture at London Metropolitan University, a sociologist, writer, and award-winning journalist.


She talked to us about her latest book How Women Can Save the Planet, a study of global feminism in relation to the climate crisis.





We also heard from Jeremiah Thoronka, our Lead Poster Presenter. Jeremiah is an Anthropology MA student at Durham studying Sustainability who recently won the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Excellence Award and the Global Student Prize.

The 2022 conference keynote speaker: Dr Anne Karpf

The Lead Organiser of Castle Conference is Lydia Atkins, MCR Academic Officer 2021-22

A logo of the Durham Castle Conference 2022
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