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Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen bows out with final Congregation

Opera star Sir Thomas Allen will take his final bow as Chancellor here at Durham University during Summer Congregation. His retirement was announced last year and he will say farewell to the University and our students as he hosts an extended programme of graduation ceremonies to be held in Durham Cathedral.
Sir Thomas Allen at Congregation

Acclaimed University of Colorado physicist and researcher Prof. Heather Lewandowski to deliver the 2022 Rochester Lecture

Prof. Heather Lewandowski is this year's invited speaker to deliver the 2022 Rochester Lecture, which will be held in the Ph8 Lecture Theatre, Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 4.30pm. This year's lecture is titled 'Watching chemical reactions happen one molecule at a time'.
Image of Prof. Heather Lewandowski and the JILA and Colorado University logos

Working together to achieve environmental sustainability

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to achieving environmental sustainability, locally and globally.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Give bidi cigarette rollers a voice to find new jobs, researchers say

India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry, according to a new study.
2 people rolling bidi cigarettes

Durham recognised as global leader in sustainability

We’re excited to have been recognised as contributing more to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future.
Three females in conversation outside the University

Protecting cultural heritage around the world

We’re excited to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage.
Groups of people working together.

University welcomes stronger connections with India

Strengthening educational ties between the UK and India is one of the areas of focus of the UK Prime Minister’s visit to India this week.
Indian flag blowing in the wind

Record number of Durham subjects in world’s top 50

Durham University is at the forefront of global academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.
QS WUR subject

How a makeshift PoW chapel from WWII continues to connect Ukrainians and Britons

PhD student, Daniel Adamson, from our Department of History, discusses the history of a chapel in Scotland created by Ukrainian prisoners of war and how this ties in with current events.
Hallmuir Scotland Ukrainian Chapel

Ukraine war: death of a ‘fixer’ underlines the dangers of this unsung but vital job for journalism

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College, emphasises the importance of a 'fixer' to broadcasters covering foreign conflicts for international news organisations.
After the explosion in Kyiv Ukraine 2022

Off-shore energy storage project wins UK Government backing

A new collaboration between Durham University and Crondall Energy Ltd to explore the potential of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in the UK continental shelf, has won backing from the UK government.
Offshore wind turbines

Renewed Partnership with National Museum of Japanese History

The Oriental Museum held an event recently to renew Durham University’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Museum of Japanese History and celebrate the highly valued partnership.
A group of people participating in a virtual meeting.