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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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  • Human echolocators can better locate targets placed off to the side

    A pioneering scientist from our Department of Psychology collaborating with researchers from University of Birmingham, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands and World Access for the Blind, Placentia, USA have discovered for the first time that human echolocators have better acuity in localising a target placed 45° off to the side as compared to straight ahead at 0°.
    Echolocation
  • New Executive Dean to lead Business School

    Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
    Professor Catherine Cassell
  • Is controlling communication effective during public health crises?

    Pioneering psychologists from our top-rated Department of Psychology and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA have carried out a large-scale study to experiment with the effectiveness of messaging style that has an impact on people’s behaviour to follow public health guidelines.
    Public health comms

New Executive Dean to lead Business School

Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
Professor Catherine Cassell

Is controlling communication effective during public health crises?

Pioneering psychologists from our top-rated Department of Psychology and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA have carried out a large-scale study to experiment with the effectiveness of messaging style that has an impact on people’s behaviour to follow public health guidelines.
Public health comms

Upcoming Events

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

Covid-19 restrictions mean many of our sites are unable to open in the usual way but you can still still enjoy a wide variety of performances and exhibitions, an extensive programme of public lectures and a whole host of 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.
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  • 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.
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Musicon live music events

We are fully committed to returning to live music events when it is safe to do so, but until then our online events will allow you a unique opportunity to hear some fantastic pieces, both old and new, and to ask questions as you go.

Planned Musicon 2021 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.

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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.

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