REVEREND Professor David Wilkinson, a renowned theologian and astrophysicist and principal of St John’s College at Durham University, will give the Annual Borderlands Lecture on the search for extraterrestrial life at the Calman Learning Centre, on Durham University’s Stockton Road science site, Durham City, on Monday, October 14, at 7.30pm. Entry is free and open to all. To book tickets, email:

HUMANISTS MEET: Kate Davies from Crisis, the national association for single homeless people, will address a meeting of the North East Humanists’ Durham discussion group at the Lit and Phil building, Westgate Road, Newcastle, on Thursday, October 17, at 7.15pm. Tea and coffee will be served from 6.45pm.

THE WANTED: Boy band The Wanted will play Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday, March 22. Tickets, priced from £25, will go on sale at 9am on Saturday (October 12), by calling 0844-4936666 or online at The arena box office will open at 10am.