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Special Exhibition on the UNESCO World heritage site of Taxila at the University of Durham’s Oriental Museum

Durham University, in partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Museums (Government of Pakistan) has launched an exhibition on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Taxila at Durham’s Oriental Museum.

The exhibition is largely drawn from Durham’s early twentieth century photographic archive, donated by Sir John Marshall (Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India), one of the key pioneers to work at Taxila.  These images are contextualized as well as compared with recent images of the site taken by Dr Abdul Azeem, the Director-General of the Department of Archaeology and Museums (Government of Pakistan), to evaluate the success of Marshall’s conservation interventions.

The exhibition, in English and Urdu, will run at the Oriental Museum until 16th January 2022 and the link to exhibition page is: https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/whatson/details/?id=49514

The exhibition is also accessible online at the following links:

and to the English version (Part 1): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/TaxilaInFocus/

and to the English version (Part 2): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/Marshall100/

and to the Urdu version (Part 1): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/TaxilaInFocus-Urdu/

and to the Urdu version (Part 2): https://stories.durham.ac.uk/Marshall100-Urdu/

For more information, please contact:

Professor Robin Coningham MA, PhD (Cantab.)

UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage

Department of Archaeology

Durham University





Jesus College, University of Oxford British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Students Access Programme 2021

Jesus College is delighted to announce the launch of a new access and outreach programme for UK Year 12 students: our British Bangladeshi and Pakistani Year 12 Access Programme, 2021!

In order to help improve representation of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani students at top universities, Jesus College intends to support students from these backgrounds in making competitive applications to universities like Oxford. This online programme will include a variety of information sessions, panel discussions, application support sessions, Q&As, academic lectures and competitions. We will also offer spaces to teachers and parents/carers.

The programme will launch on 17th February and activities will run regularly until mid-October 2021. View draft schedule here.


Message from H.E. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom for the Pakistani community on COVID-19 vaccination.

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