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Stepping into spring with Holi Festival at the Oriental Museum

Spring is on the way, and so too is the wonderful Holi Festival celebration at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 23 March, 12 noon – 5pm.
Students throwing coloured powder at Durham Global Week Holi Festival

Marie Curie 'Day of Reflection' at the Botanic Garden

The Marie Curie Field of Hope, in the Botanic Garden, will host a Day of Reflection, on Sunday 3 March, from 10:30am - 4:00pm.
Marie Curie 'Field of Hope' in the Botanic Garden

Report shows Durham’s major contribution to regional economy and job creation

Research-intensive universities, including Durham, generated almost £900million for the North East of England through research, innovation and the creation of new businesses, according to a new report.
A young female scientist in a lab coat looking through a stethoscope.

Durham Engineer named in the prestigious Northern Power Women – Future List

Dr Beth Barnes from our top-rated Engineering department has recently been named in the 2024 Northern Power Women – Future List.
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Durham researchers’ partner with agricultural innovator to tackle pesticide resistance

Academics and researchers in our Biosciences department are renowned for their world-class research and expertise.
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Discover our students' performances across the North East this March

In March, our talented students will bring music to North East audiences, performing at iconic venues and working alongside accomplished professional ensembles.

Investing in our Students

Supporting our students is always a priority at Durham. We’ve listened to student feedback on key issues, invested heavily in our services for students and increased the amount of support available for many different areas of university life.
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Durham philosopher explores the mystery of existence with his second book

A researcher in our Philosophy department has released his second book, which aims to explore the mysteries behind how everything came to exist.
Dr Jack Symes pictured after releasing his second book

How we're making a difference locally and globally

In her monthly column, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some examples of how Durham University research is making a difference, locally and globally, and invites all to join our Global Week events, starting this weekend (Saturday 24 February).
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Durham at forefront of AI research with major grants from EPSRC

We are part of a consortium that has received multiple high-value grants from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), that will establish Durham University as a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) research in the UK.
Artist's impression of AI

Scientists discover the real-life impacts of northern elephant seal bottleneck

New research of northern elephant seals has revealed their reproductive and foraging success has been affected by a population bottleneck which nearly caused their extinction and could make them vulnerable as the environment changes in the future.
up northern elephant seal on a beach in California. Credit: Dan Costa, University of California

Supporting the roll-out of innovative tutoring model

We’re helping deliver an innovative tutoring programme that will see our students work with local schools to help pupils develop their literacy skills.
Students in a classroom