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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

Strengthening our cultural partnerships in the US

We have cemented our developing partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in North America by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Durham University's Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Museum.
Delegation at the Smithsonian

Remembering Joan Kenworthy

Update - we have now received details of the funeral arrangements. The funeral will take place at 12 noon on Friday 28 June, St Cuthbert’s Church, Satley, DL13 4HU.
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

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