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The Duke Exclusive

Duke has many fascinating places to visit.

The Duke Exclusive offers local alumni and university guests the chance to experience one-of-a-kind educational excursions only Duke can offer. Alumni Education provides a variety of these half-day Forever Learning programs throughout the year. Previous exclusives have explored the stories, sights, and studies found at Duke Lemur Center, the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and more! Come take a look at some of Duke's most intriguing places through the Duke Exclusive.

Upcoming Programs

Thinking About Brains with DIBS
October 21, 2022 @ Washington Duke Inn

During this exclusive, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) will host a morning with lessons on the brain’s unique structure and learn more about the groundbreaking research going on between our ears. This program is part of the Forever Learning Institute track, Fortifying the Body and Brain.

Register for this brain-tickling event.


A History of Medicine with Rubenstein Library
November 18, 2022 @ Washington Duke Inn

During this exclusive, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library will host a morning with the History of Medicine Collections which includes over 20,000 rare medical writings and numerous artifacts, prints, photographs, and ephemera to facilitate an interdisciplinary understanding of medicine’s past. This program is part of the Forever Learning Institute track, Fortifying the Body and Brain.

Register today for this Historic Medical journey.

What to Expect

We provide breakfast and lunch catered by the Washington Duke InnEach program provides small-group educational tours, often with hands-on opportunities and lectures by faculty or field experts. While guests provide their own transportation during the program, parking is provided, as well as refreshments in the morning and a catered lunch in the afternoon. Programs begin and conclude at the Washington Duke Inn, and are scheduled from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

Participant Physical Requirements
The physical demands of this program are light but often include walking on uneven terrain or stairs and standing during our tour portions of the program. Prospective participants with mobility difficulties or health concerns should make preliminary inquiries before signing up for this program.

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