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Brass Band launches national Composition Competition

Durham University Brass Band (dubb) is launching an annual Composition Competition, offering student musicians and recent graduates from all over the UK the chance to have their work published.
Students playing in brass band

Durham Academics recognised in two of Nation’s most coveted literary awards

Our Department of English Studies is celebrating the phenomenal success of two of its own - Sunjeev Sahota and Kayo Chingonyi - following the recognition their work has received from the Booker Prize and the Forward Prize for Poetry respectively. Sunjeev Sahota’s China Room has been longlisted for the Booker Prize and Kayo Chingonyi’s collection of poetry A Blood Condition has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry for the Best Collection 2021.
Book covers A Blood Connection and China Room

Students celebrate Olympic success

We’ve been glued to our TV screens for the past few weeks as Tokyo 2020 has captured the heart of the nation.

Durham academic awarded National Teaching Fellowship

Dr Mark Childs, our Digital Learning Designer in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship.
Dr Mark Childs

Global Opportunity Funding Boost for Durham

We've been awarded a grant from the Turing Scheme, the UK government’s programme to study and work abroad.
Three International Students walking through a building

Durham-China research partnership hosts seminar for global audience

Since 2017 our Department of Archaeology has been part of a cutting-edge research partnership with the world-renowned Palace Museum in China.
A statue outside of the Palace Museum in China

Countdown to COP26 – Why international law is at the heart of solving the climate crisis

COP26 is less than 100 days away and as part of this year’s conference world leaders, advisers and experts will be finalising rules under the Paris Agreement and the Paris Agreement Rulebook to enhance ambitions to tackle climate change. But, what is the Paris Agreement and why is international law crucial to making it work? Dr Petra Minnerop, from our Law School, is here to explain.
Scales, text book and gavel

Professor Peter Tymms becomes British Academy fellow

We are celebrating the news that Emeritus Professor Peter Tymms, from our School of Education has been elected as a new Fellow of The British Academy.

University recognised for its support of the Armed Forces

We’re proud to announce that we have received a silver award by the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Awards Scheme (ERS) for our support of the Armed Forces

World-class music marked by new Steinway partnership

At least 58 new Steinway & Sons pianos are to be installed across our campus as we join the All-Steinway Initiative, with an intention to become an All-Steinway University in 2022. Joining the initiative makes a significant statement about our commitment to excellence in music, with the new pianos set to join our existing collection of nine Steinway instruments.
Steinway and Sons piano keyboard

Durham's Academic Year 2020/21 in review

As the 2020/21 Academic Year draws to a close, take a look at some of the highlights from the last 12 months, during what has been a challenging year for everyone.
Durham Cathedral

Partnering Durham’s first Fringe Festival

We are proud to be a partner in Durham’s first Fringe Festival, taking place across the city from 28 July until 1 August. The Fringe Festival will bring 27 performing arts companies to the city, with a varied programme of Music, Magic, Comedy, Dance and Drama. Our very own Assembly Rooms Theatre and St Chad’s College garden, are two of the locations hosting events during the festival.
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