Forthcoming FoDL events

Friends of Durning Library Summer Party

Monday, 17 June 2019 at 6.45pm

Exploring the ancient Medina of Fez

Founded at the end of the 8th century, Fez was one of the most important cities in north Africa and today is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Its protective walls stretch 23 kms, encircling the city and its labyrinth of some 9,400 streets and alleyways, and approximately 13,000 listed monuments. Eleanor Halsall and Ian Smith have recently returned from a 14 month sabbatical in this historic location and will try to answer your questions about life in a medieval – and car-free – medina.


6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library. Light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. There is no admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.


Monday, 15 July 2019 at 6.45

Please keep the date free. The speaker will be confirmed soon!


There is no regular event in August.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Please keep the date free. The speaker will be confirmed soon!

Monday, 21 October 2019

Chris Mullin on The Friend of Harry Perkins, published in March this year: “the long-awaited sequel to his best-selling A Very British Coup; a tantalising human drama woven around the big issues of the day: Brexit, the rise of English nationalism and the looming confrontation between America and China.