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Human echolocators can better locate targets placed off to the side

A pioneering scientist from our Department of Psychology collaborating with researchers from University of Birmingham, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands and World Access for the Blind, Placentia, USA have discovered for the first time that human echolocators have better acuity in localising a target placed 45° off to the side as compared to straight ahead at 0°.

Hillary Clinton visits our region

Members of the University were delighted to meet Hillary Clinton on a special visit to our region earlier this month. The ex-US Secretary of State was a speaker at the annual South Shields lecture, a free public event organised by former South Shields MP David Miliband, and sponsored by a number of partners, including Durham University.
Chair of Council Joe Docherty, Vice-Chancellor Karen O'Brien and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Global Claire O'Malley meet Hillary Clinton

Durham ranked top 10 in the UK again

Durham University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the UK, and we are delighted to be once again ranked 6th in the UK and the top university in North East England in the latest Complete University Guide league table.
Students sitting in the castle courtyard

Celebrating new supercomputer and greater opportunity for women in tech

We’re celebrating the launch of a new £3.8m supercomputer and our role in improving diversity and opportunity for women in High Performance Computing.
Racks belonging to the Bede supercomputer

Greenspace Festival 2022

We will be hosting our second ‘Greenspace Festival’ on Thursday 16th June, from 2-7pm in Collingwood College, following the inaugural event last year.
Stalls at Greenspace Festival

Museum of Archaeology welcomes internationally significant Roman exhibition

We are excited to be welcoming an exhibition featuring an internationally significant collection of Roman artefacts to our Museum of Archaeology.
A student holding a piece of pottery included in the Roman exhibition at Durham University's Museum of Archaeology

New study indicates worrying ice loss in West Antarctica

Two major glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have in at least the last 5,000 years.
Scientists carrying out fieldwork in West Antarctica.

Durham City Run Festival

This July will see the return of Durham City Run Festival and we are delighted to be supporting the event as a major partner. Take on the historic streets of Durham for a midsummer evening of racing!
Durham City Run Promotional Poster 2022

Welcome to our leadership team, Amanda Wilcox

Here at Durham University we have a strong leadership team that is driving forward our strategy to be world-leading across research, education and the wider student experience. We’re very pleased to be welcoming to that team Dr Amanda Wilcox, who will join us as University Secretary.
Head and shoulders profile image of Dr Amanda Wilcox, University Secretary

Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate

A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
A man sits on a bench next to the flooded River Wear

Green Move Out is back!

Reduce Waste – Leave Durham Tidy – Support Charity. These are the three slogans of our annual ‘Green Move Out’ campaign, which now enters its 18th year. Under this award-winning scheme, students unwanted belongings are collected and donated to local charities at the end of the academic year, as they move out of their accommodation.
Green Move Out volunteers

New Executive Dean to lead Business School

Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
Professor Catherine Cassell