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His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King’s Birthday Honours List 2024, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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Quadruple representation for Durham in Team GB hockey squad

Three Durham alumni and a graduating student have been selected for the men’s and women’s Team GB hockey squads ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer.
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Save the date - celebrating 60 years of Van Mildert College

At Van Mildert College, we are looking forward to 2025 and to celebrating our 60th Anniversary with current and past students, staff and supporters.
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Music graduate enthralls audiences at Durham Cathedral

Alumna Mathilde Brun (Music, University College, 2019-22) captivated audiences with her accomplished operatic singing at the annual student-led summer performance at Durham Cathedral.

Alumnus Jeremiah Thoronka makes Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list

Innovator and Founder of Optim Energy, Jeremiah Thoronka has been featured in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list for his success and impact in the Climate Change and Sustainability (Social Impact) sector.
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Inspirational figures honoured by Durham University

Inspirational figures from the worlds of human rights, education, media, conservation and business have been honoured by Durham University.
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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.
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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.
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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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