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Framwellgate School







At The Sjøvoll Centre we have a vision for Innovation, Education and Industry.


We have a passion for STEM and aim to inspire others to share our enthusiasm for developing best practice for teaching, learning and business in this area.


We offer an inspiring space for meeting, sharing and learning in the heart of Durham.  Please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your bespoke conference needs.


The building was renamed The Sjøvoll Centre on 6th February 2014 in honour and memory of Joan Sjøvoll Head teacher at Framwellgate School Durham who died in January 2013.


Joan was an inspirational individual who led the school for 12 years and was the driving force behind the creation of this centre which reflects her belief in the importance of Science education. She worked tirelessly at Framwellgate School Durham and wider educational world to provoke innovation and inquiry.


This centre and all that happens within it is testament to her vision, drive and commitment to ensuring that young people are given opportunity to become all that they can be.


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Venue Parking


We offer free parking at the venue including an electric car charging point