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Professor Jas Pal Badyal FRS has been appointed Wales Chief Scientific Adviser

Our very own Professor Jas Pal Badyal from our top-rated Chemistry Department has been appointed as the new Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales Government.
Jas Pal Badyal

Durham University appoints new Chief Information Officer

James Crooks has been appointed as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Durham University. He will take up this role on Monday 20 February 2023.
Announcement of the new CIO in Blue V3

Durham University receives prestigious Leverhulme International Professorship award

Professor Jonathan Heddle is set to join Durham University thanks to a £4.8million Leverhulme International Professorship award.
Professor Jonathan Heddle

His Majesty the King's New Year Honours 2023

On the announcement of the King’s New Year Honours List 2023, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni, current staff and students, and friends who have been honoured.

How newspapers shaped Second World War Britain

Britain’s newspapers played a key role in shaping public opinion and government policy during World War Two, according to a new book.
Black and white photograph of children sitting amongst rubble after bombing raids on London in WW2

Celebrating with our new graduates at the Winter Congregation

Two days of blissful celebration at Durham Cathedral has drawn to a close for our Winter Congregation.
Winter congregation 6.1.23

New study reveals evidence of early Ice Age writing and what it meant

A research team including two Durham University academics have decoded the meaning of markings seen in Ice Age drawings, and in doing so found evidence of early writing dating back at least 14,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Image of Horse drawn onto the wall of Niaux Cave (Ariège, France) around 15,000 years ago. Credit - Neanderthal Museum, Mettmann

Congratulations to Shaid on his MBE

Shaid Mahmood, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), has been honoured by King Charles III.
Dr Shaid Mahmood

Historic £1.4 billion devolution deal for North East

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has announced a historic devolution deal for the North East.
Picture of Durham Cathedral

A Global celebration planned and organised by our alumni community

Since its launch in 2014, Dunelm Days has been an annual event for our alumni and supporter community all around the world. It’s a great opportunity to get together informally to celebrate a shared connection with Durham University, to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones.
Three images of Dunelm Days celebrations

Birds build hanging-nests to protect offspring from nest invaders

A new study led by a pioneering researcher from our Department of Anthropology has found that birds build hanging-nests, particularly those with extended entrance tunnels, to help protect offspring against nest invaders like snakes and parasitic cuckoos.
Bird nest

Review of 2022: 12 top stories from the past 12 months, part 1

Christmas and New Year are traditionally periods for reflection, so what better time to look back at some of our achievements of 2022?
Montage showing a wolf, starry sky and chickpeas