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Durham law school partner of choice for Women Peace and Security expertise

Experts from our Law School have been assigned a unique role, as a leading partner of The Women Peace and Security (WPS) Helpdesk.
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Celebrating Durham chemist’s place on prestigious development programme

Dr Patrycja Brook, from our Department of Chemistry, has been selected to be part of the Academy of Medical Science’s SUSTAIN leadership and career development programme. We caught up with Patrycja to find out more about the programme and her research.
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Explore January's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.
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Durham astrophysicist lands prestigious 2024 Fowler Award for pioneering research

We are delighted to announce Dr Leah Morabito from our ground-breaking Physics Department has been awarded the 2024 Fowler Award by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).
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Honour for Durham geographer’s climate change research

Durham geographer Professor Harriet Bulkeley has been honoured for her boundary-breaking research into climate change.
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Durham research secures Science and Nature front pages

Inspiring and impactful research from our departments of Biosciences and Physics has featured on the front covers of two of the world’s most prestigious journals in recent weeks: Science and Nature.
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His Majesty The King’s New Year Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King’s New Year Honours List 2024, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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Welcome back to our Golden Anniversary graduates

As part of our Winter Congregation, it was a great pleasure to be joined by some of our alumni to celebrate 50 years since their own graduation.
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Science-faith project launches global partnerships

We’re establishing a global community of partners to explore the different national and cultural contexts that church leaders work in.
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Cheers and tears of joy as Durham graduates celebrate hard-won degrees

The grand halls of Durham Cathedral echoed with cheers and applause over two celebratory days, as over 1,500 new graduates from 120 countries gathered to mark the successful completion of their degrees.
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New research reveals the evolutionary origins of unique traits in pitcher plants

An international team of researchers have investigated the complexity and innovative evolutionary capabilities of carnivorous plants which capture insects.
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Changing African landscape may have influenced early human communication

The shift from dense forests to open plains in Africa may have caused our ancient ancestors to change their vocal calls, research involving our anthropologists has found.
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