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Record-breaking season for sport at Durham

Our student sports clubs have achieved an all-time record for the University by winning 13 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) national championships this season.

Royal honour for Professor Harriet Bulkeley

One of our leading geography researchers has been honoured by His Majesty King Charles III.
A head and shoulders photograph of Professor Harriet Bulkeley

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

We have paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings on the 80th anniversary of the 1944 military action.
A soldier's helmet upturned on a sandy beach

Alumna to represent Great British rowing team at 2024 Paris Olympics

Alumna Lauren Irwin has been announced as part of Team GB’s 42-member rowing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.

Alumnus launches his father’s memoirs - with help from Durham

When alumnus Mark Aedy (College of St Hild and St Bede, Geography, 1979) mentioned the idea of publishing his late father’s memoirs as a Royal Air Force pilot to Grace Norman in our Alumni Relations Office, she suggested to him that the University could support him.
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Durham’s Global Lecture Series arrives in Washington DC

Senior University colleagues have been visiting Washington DC to reinforce Durham’s relationships with our wider community, our research partners and our alumni and supporters in the United States.
Karen O'Brien and Fiona Hill in Washington DC

Remembering Joan Kenworthy

The University is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Kenworthy on May 18, aged 90.
Joan Kenworthy

Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
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Chancellor's Circle Annual Dinner 2024

On 9 May, the annual Chancellor's Circle Dinner was hosted by University Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill, at the Barbican, London, to celebrate the impact of the group's transformational giving.
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Sir Harry Evans summit considers biggest issues facing journalism

Global leaders in investigative journalism gathered for a summit in honour of the late, great Durham graduate Sir Harry Evans.
A newspaper-style magazine with the headline 'Truth Tellers' in pink text and a black and white photograph of a man holding his left hand aloft

Prestigious awards recognition for leader in Islamic law

Visiting Law Professor Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to education in the prestigious British Muslim Awards 2024.
Dr. Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki smiling

Student vocal group makes history in New York

Our reigning student A Cappella group, Northern Lights, has sung their way into the history books by retaining UK championship and competing in New York international finals of a high profile A Cappella competition for the second year running. Music undergraduate Lucie Fletcher also came away with the special accolade of 'Outstanding Soloist'.
Northern Lights singers holding the UK flag at the 2024 ICCA in New York