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Assembly Room Theatre renamed in honour of former Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen

We’ve renamed our city centre venue, the Assembly Rooms Theatre, in honour of our former Chancellor and world-renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen. The venue will now be known as the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre.
Image showing updated signage for the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre

National Teaching Fellowship honour for Rachelle O’Brien

Senior Learning Designer Rachelle O’Brien in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) is a well-deserved recipient of the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship this year.
Rachelle O'Brien, DCAD, recipient of the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme award

Explore our August Community Newsletter

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Durham Grad awarded prestigious Kennedy scholarship

Former Durham student, Philippa (Pippa) Frizzelle, has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which will see her pursue further studies at Harvard Law School later this year.
A headshot of alumna Pippa Frizelle

British Ecological Society awards Founders' Prize to Dr Rebecca Senior

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rebecca Senior from our Department of Biosciences has been awarded the Founders' Prize by the British Ecological Society.
R Senior

Professor Carlos Frenk elected to Royal Society Council

Congratulations to Professor Carlos Frenk who has been elected to the Council of the Royal Society.
Professor Carlos Frenk in light blue shirt and dark blue jacket smiles at the camera

Exploring historical friendship between women

For International Day of Friendship, which is 30 July, Associate Professor Amanda Herbert from our Department of History explores the importance of friendship between women in the early modern era.
Three women gossiping

Infant sleep expert calls for a multi-agency approach to help reduce sudden unexpected death in infancy

Leading infant sleep expert Professor Helen Ball, from Durham’s Infancy and Sleep Centre, has published a report and new research calling for a multi-agency approach for the prevention of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).
Image of a baby sleeping

Building Europe’s largest solar telescope

We’re part of a project to build Europe’s largest solar telescope.
A montage image of the EST telescope on a hillside (left and right) with a close up image of a solar flare in the centre

Remembering George Alagiah

We have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of our alumnus George Alagiah. 
George Alagiah in Congregation robes, ahead of receving his honorary degree

College Music Studio Wins Architectural Award

Collingwood College music rooms picked up Project of the Year at the GSS Architecture Oscars ceremony.
Exterior of Music Studios building

Professor Louise Amoore named British Academy Fellow

We are thrilled Professor Louise Amoore from our Department of Geography has become a newly elected Fellow of The British Academy.
An image of Professor Louise Amoore