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Monitoring the UK’s at-risk hedgehogs

We’ve joined a pioneering new three-year pilot to monitor the UK’s hedgehogs and try to reverse the fall in their numbers.
A hedgehog on the grass facing the camera

Elephant Group Spring Conference inspires pupils to achieve

Sixth form pupils from schools across the North of England were given a taste of university life at Durham via the Elephant Group Spring Conference.
Young people standing against a building, behind a purple Durham University 'welcome' banner

Vice-Chancellor welcomes North East England devolution deal

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien welcomes the North East England devolution deal and reflects on our role in the region
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

New spy cameras reveal surprising behaviours of chacma baboons

An ingenious new camera collar has offered researchers from our Anthropology department an unprecedented glimpse into the secret lives of wild baboons in South Africa.
Chacma baboons with collar camera

Durham’s Vice-Chancellor gives evidence at Education Committee

Durham University Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, gave evidence at the UK Parliament’s Education Select Committee on Tuesday 19 March 2024.
Professor Karen O'Brien speaking during Select Committee hearing

Historic devolution of powers to North East England

Durham University was the venue for an historic transfer of powers and money to North East England.
Leaders of seven North East councils stand behind Levelling Up Minister Jacob Young who is sitting at a table signing a document

Supporting the next generation through oracy development

The Commission on the Future of Oracy Education in England officially launched today at the Voice 21 Speaking Summit.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

Physical activity insecurity is stopping youngsters from getting active, study finds

New research suggests that feelings of discomfort and unsafety are preventing some young people from being physically active.
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Success for Durham engineer in prestigious STEM competition

Anna Weatherburn from our Department of Engineering has won a prestigious gold medal award and a £1500 prize at the STEM for Britain awards held in the Houses of Parliament.
Anna Weatherburn receives her gold STEM for Britain award

Durham law expert appointed chair of UK ethics working group

Professor Emma Cave, from Durham Law School, has been appointed to a working group set up by the UK’s foremost bioethics body, which will advise government on the ethics and regulation of research using stem cell based human embryo models.
Emma Cave pictured against a blue banner

Durham’s sector-leading policies praised in gender pay gap report

The Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has released a report that explores the gender pay gap in higher education in which Durham’s progressive family-friendly policies are highlighted for being sector-leading.
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New funding to expand access to renewable energy research

We’re part of a world-leading renewable energy research collaboration that has received almost £5.3million from the UK government to expand its work.
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