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News and Events

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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Latest news

Discovering the early records of Merlin the Magician

Experts from Durham and Bristol universities have identified some of the oldest surviving manuscript fragments of the legend of Merlin the Magician.
Bristol Merlin manuscript

Professor discovers missing link in carbon cycle through the study of rocks

Professor Robert Hilton from our Department of Geography has found a missing link in the natural carbon cycle through the study of rocks.
Carbon rocks

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.
    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
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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.

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