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Research inspires podcast drama about tobacco addiction

Research by our Anthropology department has provided the inspiration for a podcast drama looking at the history of smoking and tobacco addiction.
A man smoking a cigarette

Three new College heads appointed

New heads have been appointed at Grey College, Josephine Butler College and John Snow College.
Headshots of three new College Heads

Traded species have distinctive life histories with extended reproductive lifecycles

A new study has revealed that vertebrate species involved in the live wildlife trade have distinctive life history traits that determine the frequency and timing of reproduction.

Year of the Rabbit

We would like to wish all those preparing for and celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit a very happy and healthy New Year. A range of exciting celebrations will be taking place across the University and City to mark the special occasion.
Image showing Chinese lanterns and a rabbit on a red and purple background

Report calls on men’s professional football clubs to tackle sexism

A new report is calling on men’s professional football clubs to tackle pervasive sexism and misogyny in the sport.
England football fans cheering

Careers & Enterprise Centre Careers Weeks continue with BFI, Film and Television Week

Our Careers & Enterprise Centre are continuing the programme of themed Careers Weeks this term, focusing on a range of key graduate recruitment industries and areas of interest to students. From Monday 23 - Friday 27 January, this will include a week long series of talks, led by UK film and television industry professionals. The workshops have been curated by the BFI and will be practically focused to give all students the opportunity to explore careers opportunities within the industry.

Cosmic factory’s origins revealed

Our scientists have helped to shed new light on "factories" in outer space that produce elements used in the creation of planets, galaxies, and life.
Two bright neutron stars orbit each other

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