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The hidden stories of female Newcastle United fans

The stories of female Newcastle United fans from the 1950s have been revealed as part of a new research project by Durham University.
A group of male and female Newcastle United fans wearing black and white scarves and hats

Researchers create most efficient organic solar cell certified to date

Dr Roderick Mackenzie, of our Department of Engineering, has been a part of an international research team which has created the most efficient single-junction organic solar cell certified to date.
Simulation of the most efficient solar cell to date

Durham – a hub of culture, creativity and heritage

With just days to go until we find out whether Durham will be crowned UK City of Culture 2025, we’re shining a light on the many ways our University celebrates, embraces and contributes to creativity, culture and heritage.
A student in Cousins Library

90 per cent of Durham research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

The international standing of research at Durham has been confirmed in an exercise looking at the quality of research at the UK’s universities and its impact on society. 
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Why we’re supporting City of Culture 2025

The University is one of three founding partners in Durham’s City of Culture 2025 bid, with Durham County Council and Culture Durham. Our Executive Dean for Arts and Humanities, Professor Janet Stewart, outlines the significance of the bid, why the University is lending its support, and what the title would bring to Durham City and County.
Durham: no ordinary county

Buddha’s Birthday celebrations at the Oriental Museum

Our Oriental Museum will be hosting its annual Buddha’s Birthday celebration on Sunday 15 May from 12-4pm.
Oriental museum

DUOS to perform Shostakovich 10 at Sage Gateshead

Durham University Orchestral Society (DUOS) will be returning to Sage, Gateshead on Sunday 19 June for what promises to be a breath-taking evening of great symphonic music. The power of an 80 strong symphony orchestra made up of our talented student musicians, will bring the concert hall to life.
DUOS Sage Shostakovich poster

Deaf Awareness Week 2022

The theme of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week (2 to 8 May) focuses on inclusion deafness and highlights the impact of hearing loss on everyday life. Research from within our top-rated History Department examines deafness and hardness of hearing from people’s experiences in 18th century salons and academies, to the relationship between modern technologies and hearing loss in the present day.
Person at online meeting

Durham becomes the largest All-Steinway school in the UK

With a project spanning three years, Durham became the largest All-Steinway school in the nation in April. In the enviable position of having 61 Steinways throughout the University in both its Music Department and Colleges, all students, regardless of music experience, will be able to enjoy music at its finest, with these wonderful, world-class instruments.
A person playing a piano

Record breaking success for Palatinate in National Student Awards

Palatinate has enjoyed great success in two sets of national awards over the Easter holiday period. The team secured a record-breaking 24 nominations for the Student Publication Awards 2022 and went on to win in seven categories, including: Best Website, Best Sports Section and Best Reporter.
students with awards

International research collaboration to tackle climate change

We’re supporting the Climate Action #MadeAtUni campaign and are proud to announce that we have six new research collaborations with the University of Notre Dame, USA, to help tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and how we can improve the use of solar energy.
A picture of the river and Durham Cathedral

Working together to achieve environmental sustainability

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to achieving environmental sustainability, locally and globally.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves