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Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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Durham-China research partnership hosts seminar for global audience

Since 2017 our Department of Archaeology has been part of a cutting-edge research partnership with the world-renowned Palace Museum in China.
A statue outside of the Palace Museum in China

Countdown to COP26 – Why international law is at the heart of solving the climate crisis

COP26 is less than 100 days away and as part of this year’s conference world leaders, advisers and experts will be finalising rules under the Paris Agreement and the Paris Agreement Rulebook to enhance ambitions to tackle climate change. But, what is the Paris Agreement and why is international law crucial to making it work? Dr Petra Minnerop, from our Law School, is here to explain.
Scales, text book and gavel

RENKEI: the value of international collaboration

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) Professor Claire O’Malley discusses our new membership of RENKEI and talks about the collaboration opportunities with Japan it offers.
Oriental Museum, Durham University

Revd Dr Joel Edwards

It is with great sadness that the College heard of the death of Revd Dr Joel Edwards. Joel was a Visiting Fellow of the College and had completed his DThM recently as a part-time student. He was one of the most significant Christian leaders of his generation not only as General Secretary of the Evangelical Alliance but as a behind the scenes mentor and advisor to leaders across the broad spectrum of the church.
Revd Dr Joel Edwards

Professor Thom Brooks becomes elected member of the Academia Europaea

Professor Thom Brooks has been invited to become an elected member of the Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe), a pan-European Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Letters founded in 1988.

Physicists and students from the Physics Department use data modelling to fight the spread of Covid-19

A team led by Prof. Frank Krauss and including Prof. Richard Bower and 8 of our Ph.D. students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-Intensive Science (CDT) have created a simulation in the form of an agent-based model, which describes the spread of an epidemic such as COVID-19 through a virtual population.
Image manipulation of the coronavirus inside the globe

Counting down to the COP26 climate change summit

Welcome to the first in our monthly ‘Countdown to COP’ series, where we will be exploring climate change research, events and expertise across our University ahead of the next COP climate change summit in November.
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Mine water geothermal heat project funded

The department of Earth Sciences is the lead on the large, interdisciplinary research project entitled “The Geothermal Energy from Mines and Solar-Geothermal heat (GEMS)”, which will explore the geological, engineering, social, and economical aspects of extracting geothermal heat from water in abandoned coal mines.
Drilling for Geothermal energy at Louisa Centre Stanley

New R&D collaboration to research novel borehole solution for monitoring CCS storage sites

The Durham University led Geoptic has signed an R&D collaboration agreement with CGG to jointly research and assess a novel borehole solution for monitoring the spread of CO2 in subsurface storage sites for Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS).
Cosmic Ray Cosmo Simulation

Joanna Berry interviewed by Power Technology on EU energy policy

DEI Director Joanna Berry interviewed for Power Technology Magazine analysis article 'EU energy policy: world-leading, insufficient, or both?'
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Jeroen van Hunen EGU Geodynamics Division President

Jeroen van Hunen has been elected as President for the Geodynamics division of the European Geoscience Union Geodynamics.
Jeroen van Hunen EGU GD President