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Fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands

The fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands, researchers say.
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Highest ever temperature recorded in Durham

Durham has recorded its highest ever maximum temperature of 36.9°C.
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600,000-year-old finds point to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Early humans were present in Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, according to new research involving our Department of Geography.
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Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate

A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
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Two Geography Students Receive National Recognition for their Dissertations

Congratulations to Emma Brown and Dylan Inglis, who respectively received national recognition from specialty research groups of the Royal Geographical Society for their undergraduate dissertations in geography!
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Harriet Jennings awarded 2nd place in the RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group

Congratulations to Harriet Jennings, who received national recognition for undergraduate dissertation research!
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Dr Sarah Knuth shortlisted for Postgraduate Teaching Award

Dr Sarah Knuth, in the Department of Geography, has been shortlisted for Masters Teacher of the Year for her work on our Risk Masters program. Congratulations Sarah!
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Amy Campbell, Geography Student, Publishes Article in Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal

Amy Campbell, an undergraduate student and Laidlaw Scholar in the Department of Geography, has authored an article entitled "Illiberal Democracy: Israeli Democratic Erosion" in the Columbia Undergraduate Research Journal. Congratulations Amy!
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Dr Andrew Dwyer coauthors major new report on UK cyber security

A new report, co-authored by Dr Andrew Dwyer at Durham University’s Department of Geography, explores the formation of the new UK National Cyber Force (NCF). With academics from King’s College London and the UK Offensive Cyber Working Group, the report details how the UK is consolidating offensive cyber activity under this new force.
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Dr Erin Torkelson wins AAG Award for Best Dissertation in Economic Geography

Dr Erin Torkelson was awarded the 2021 prize for the Best Dissertation in Economic Geography for her dissertation, "Taken for Granted: Geographies of Social Welfare in South Africa."
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Ákos Holányi, 3rd Year Geography Student, Wins Essay Prize from Hungarian National Council of Student Research Societies

Ákos Holányi has been awarded 1st prize in the Political and Historical Geography category by the Hungarian National Council of Student Research Societies.
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Prof Harriet Bulkeley and Dr Pippa Whitehouse interviewed for International Women's Day

Prof Harriet Bulkeley and Dr Pippa Whitehouse were interviewed for International Women's Day. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is: ‘Women in leadership: achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 world’. This theme is aligned to the priority theme of the Commission on the Status of Women: 'Women's full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achievinggender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls'.
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