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Our Chaplaincy Network joins national interfaith organisation

We are recognising the fantastic achievement of our Chaplaincy Network which has been successful in its application to join the Inter Faith Network for the UK.
Students at Interfaith Week events 2021

Music festivals urged to do more to tackle sexual violence

The set up and culture of music festivals can create dangerous spaces where sexual violence and harassment can be perpetrated.
Silhouette of a woman in a crowd cheering on a music band

Durham Graduate awarded prestigious Kennedy scholarship

A Durham graduate has been awarded a Kennedy Scholarship to undertake the Master of Public Policy programme at Harvard University later this year.
The lake and buildings of Van Mildert College

Back for 2022 - Celebrate Science!

Celebrate Science returns this October half term, Tuesday 25 October to Thursday 27 October 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm. This event will bring three fun-packed and fascinating days of free activities, workshops, experiments, and lectures celebrating science.
A little girl testing an experiment

Welcoming Euro Hockey Qualifiers to Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle Sports and Wellbeing Park, is preparing to welcome England Hockey as they host the Women’s Euro Hockey Qualifiers hockey tournament in Durham this month. This is the first time an international hockey tournament has taken place in Durham and we are delighted to be a partner in the event.
England Women's Hockey Team

How our research benefits our region

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien explores how Durham being a leading research university benefits North East England.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Tunstall and the Tudors: The Calculating Bishop

Meet Cuthbert Tunstall: bishop and author of England’s first maths book, celebrating its 500th anniversary this year.
Cuthbert Tunstall exhibition poster

Community excavation projects unveils local history

A collaborative community project involving our Department of Archaeology has unearthed thousands of artefacts from back gardens in a bid to reveal the history of a North East town.
Two school pupils digging in a test pit

Fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands

The fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands, researchers say.
East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Novel collaboration project aims to explore Ice Age through art

A new interdepartmental research collaboration between our Archaeology and Psychology Departments are experimenting with the online visual perceptions of Ice Age arts through their newly launched project website, Palaeo Vision: Do you see through Ice Age Eyes?
Ice age arts 2

Brass Band launches national composition competition

Durham University Brass Band (dubb) is launching its annual Composition Competition, offering student musicians and recent graduates from all over the UK the chance to have their work published.
Durham University Brass Band performing

Bonobos make “baby-like” signals to seek consolation from others

Pioneering academics from our top-rated Psychology Department have found in their study that bonobos produce a variety of signals including “baby-like” signals to strategically display distress when they are attacked by other bonobos.
Bonobos