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Artificial intelligence takes guesswork out of lateral flow tests

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, even though we normally can’t ‘see’ it. From what Netflix recommends we watch to the answers Alexa gives us to random questions, AI is at work behind-the-scenes.
Someone dropping liquid onto a lateral flow test.

European colonialism is still visible in today’s plant distributions

European colonialism is still evident in the spread and prevalence of plants in countries around the world, according to new research involving our Department of Biosciences.
Close up of a Black Locust tree with white flowers

Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies launches FCJ Bicentenary Scholarship Fund

The Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) at Durham University has launched a £400,000 postgraduate scholarship fund in partnership with The Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) to mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of the FCJ Society.
Students from the Centre for Catholic Studies on Palace Green

New toolkit aimed at improving child protection is launched

A team led by Professor Carlene Firmin from our Department of Sociology, has created a new toolkit aimed at improving child protection.
A group of children walking away from the camera

Join us for Community Fun Day 2022

We are so excited to be hosting our Community Fun Day once again, and we are inviting you to join us! Come along to enjoy an exciting range of activities from across the County to celebrate the best of Durham community projects. The event will be taking place on a marquee on Palace Green from 10am until 3pm on Saturday October 29.
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Durham University start-up accepted onto world-leading space programme in British first

Durham University graduate start-up, Charter, has become the first British space company to be accepted onto the prestigious TechStars Space Accelerator programme, widely considered as the world’s leading programme for start-ups in the space sector.
Yuk Chi Chan giving a lecture to a room full of students

From science to music: opportunities to get involved this month

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some opportunities to get involved with Durham's University during October.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Durham Law School raising awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals

Durham Law School is continuing its mission to raise awareness of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by welcoming Justice Brian Preston, the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, as a visiting professor.
External Law School with two academics

Explore your part in helping to deliver Net Zero

Businesses and voluntary community sector organisations from across County Durham are invited to come together and learn from one another to help the county achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality target by 2045 at a free event on Friday 14 October.
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Tutor for Ukraine

Durham student Alexandra Hart is leading a growing network of volunteer tutors supporting Ukrainian children with English language learning.
The Tutor for Ukraine project leader talking to two students at the Freshers' Fair

Can you help record the UK’s mammal activity?

If you’re interested in conservation and ecology, our MammalWeb project needs your help to chart the activity of the UK’s mammals.
Otters stare at the camera after being caught on a camera trap

Careers and Enterprise Centre launch new series of Careers Weeks

As students return to start the new academic year, our Careers and Enterprise Centre is already looking ahead to helping them into careers after graduation, planning a series of information events and activities over the coming months.
A busy exhibition space full of displays and students