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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.
    A blackboard with musical notes

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

Innovative eye-tracking technology to improve museum visitor experience

Our researchers are part of an exciting new project working to enhance museum visitor experience by using ground-breaking eye-tracking technology.
A Durham male student demonstrates wearing a pair of eye tracking technology glasses at The Bowes Museum

Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month: Durham spin-out given the go-ahead to trial new treatments

June is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month. Andy Whiting, an Emeritus Professor in our Department of Chemistry and CEO of our spin-out company Nevrargenics Limited, explains how his team is using new funding to discover new treatments and hopefully a cure for the condition.
A scientist probing a plastic brain
St Aidan's Music Room

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
Ushaw College

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
The ornate arch above Cosin's Hall entrance

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
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Tel: +44 (0)191 334 8623