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Remembering Joan Kenworthy

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

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

Students who balance work with studies receive awards recognition

Outstanding students who balance part-time work with their studies were celebrated at the annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Awards. Winners were announced across six categories at a ceremony in Durham Town Hall on 30 April.
The crowd at the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2024

Sir Harry Evans Fellow scoops Pulitzer Prize

Our first Sir Harry Evans Fellow, Waylon Cunningham, is part of a Reuters reporting team to win a Pulitzer Prize - the most prestigious awards in journalism.
Waylon Cunningham standing in a corridor of Castle College with a smile on his face and holding a hat

Prince William visits Durham University spinout Low Carbon Materials

His Royal Highness made a visit to Earthshot Prize 2022 Finalist Low Carbon Materials (LCM) this week to learn more about how they create their innovative, low-carbon construction materials.
Prince William on a visit to Low Carbon Materials pictured with CEO and Co-Founder Dr Natasha Boulding

Chancellor Fiona Hill on navigating a world in turmoil

Our Chancellor, Fiona Hill, has shared her experience of, and advice for, navigating ‘a world in turmoil’ at a prestigious annual lecture.
Four people standing outside an old building. They are Hueston Finlay, Justin Welby, Fiona Hill and Karen O'Brien

Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow helps Reuters scoop top award

Our first ever Sir Harry Evans Global Fellow is part of a team of Reuters journalists to win a prestigious award for exposing wrongdoing in Elon Musk’s business empire.
Waylon Cunningham standing in the courtyard of Castle College

Durham graduate Rosemary Coogan becomes UK's newest astronaut

Durham University Physics and Astronomy alumna Dr Rosemary Coogan has taken another giant leap towards space by becoming the UK's newest astronaut.
Rosemary Coogan standing with arms folded in a blue astronaut's boiler suit with a Union Flag on the sleeve.

Alumnus George Rexstrew stars in new supernatural-comedy Netflix series

‘Dead Boy Detectives’ launched on Thursday 25 April on Netflix with George Rexstrew in a starring role.