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We frequently hit the headlines for our world-leading research and events.

Our research spans the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities in subjects from astronomy and cosmology to education, energy to landslides, music to theology and religion.
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Planet Earth at night from space

Upcoming events

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Palace Green Library, Oriental Museum and the Assembly Rooms Theatre.

You can enjoy a wide variety of performances and exhibitions, an extensive programme of public lectures and a whole host of in-person and online exhibitions and other activities. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Upcoming Events

    Sitting right at the heart of this historic city, Durham University is perfectly placed to offer a dazzling array of events and activities.
    Texts on display in the Palace Green Library
  • Events Archive

    Take a look at our past events archive.
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Upcoming Events

Sitting right at the heart of this historic city, Durham University is perfectly placed to offer a dazzling array of events and activities.
Texts on display in the Palace Green Library

Events Archive

Take a look at our past events archive.
A blackboard with musical notes

Latest news

Welcome to Glen Whitehead, Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Glen Whitehead as the University’s new Director of Development and Alumni Engagement.    Reporting to Lucian Hudson, Director of Advancement, Marketing and Communications, Glen will lead our continued drive to engage global alumni audiences and secure philanthropic commitment in support of the University’s strategic aims. His focus will be to establish a comprehensive campaign linked to Durham’s bicentenary in 2032.
Glen Whitehead

Centre for space research celebrates 20th anniversary

Our Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Planets are projected on to the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics
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Musicon live music events

As Durham University’s professional concert series, Musicon’s aim is to bring top-class musical performance from across the world to Durham, engaging, delighting and inspiring audiences from both the university and city of Durham and beyond.

Planned Musicon events
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What's On at Ushaw

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens is an independent charity set in a majestic estate of 500 acres, in the heart of the Durham countryside. It's well known for its exciting programme of events, exhibitions and collections each year.

Ushaw events programme
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Institute of Advanced Studies Lecture Series

The Institute of Advanced Studies Lecture Series is aimed at those involved in interdisciplinary research, or who wish to contribute to wider debates.

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Get in touch

Contact our Communications team for any media enquiries, or other questions about our world-leading research.

The Palatine Centre
Durham
DH1 3LE

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 6075