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Pioneering medic knighted by King Charles III

Professor Amritpal Singh Hungin, the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University, has been named a Knight Bachelor in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.
Picture of Prof Pali Hungin

First class sustainability ranking for Durham

We’re celebrating our highest ever position in the 2023/24 People and Planet University league table.
People and Planet University League logo against a plain background

Tooth analysis reveals Roman child travelled thousands of miles to Britain

Our archaeologists have helped establish that a male born in the Roman period (AD 43-410) travelled thousands of miles to Britain as a child.
A female researcher examining a Roman tooth in a laboratory

Durham psychologist wins national book prize

Congratulations to Dr Ben Alderson-Day, who has won a 2023 British Psychological Society (BPS) Book Award.
A head and shoulders image of Dr Ben Alderson-Day

Festive traditions were once a foodie adventure

Winter celebrations such as Christmas and New Year have long been associated with feasting. But, what are now seen as festive food traditions (think mince pies and richly spiced fruit cakes) were once a bold and daring foodie adventure.
Mince pies on a platter

Sixty years of Kingsgate Bridge

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of Durham’s most striking bridges.
People on Kingsgate Bridge with Durham Cathedral in the background

Durham to honour leading figures from diplomacy, music and local government

Leading figures from the fields of diplomacy, music and local government will be celebrated by the University with the award of honorary degrees this winter.
A montage of Durham University's honorary graduates

Over a tonne of items collected during Festive Food Drive

We’ve helped collect more than a tonne of food and toiletries for families who need a little help this Christmas. 
A group of staff volunteers cheering behind a large amount of food

COP28 and the role of data and measurement for credible policymaking

COP28 in Dubai can well be an economist’s dream come true as the instrumental role of data and measurement for credible policymaking has been central to the conference agenda.
Two men and two women standing in front of a large doorway at COP28.

Durham student elected President of Union of Jewish Students

Durham student Sami Berkoff has been elected President of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
Female student Sami Berkoff smiling, looking at camera

Christmas Wish Tree campaign supports charities in the local community

Our students and staff are helping to make Christmas wishes come true for local families, by donating hundreds of gifts and raising over £600 for local charities, through the annual Christmas Wish Tree campaign.
Staff and representatives from the charities posing with Christmas gifts donated to the appeal

Universities UK CEO meets Durham leaders and visits £10 million supercomputer

We were pleased to welcome Vivienne Stern MBE, Chief Executive of Universities UK, to visit Durham.
Vivienne Stern MBE and Professor Karen O'Brien on the balcony of the Palatine Centre