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Twinning scheme to support Ukrainian students and scholars

We have all been deeply concerned and affected by the war taking place in Ukraine. We are an international university, committed to social responsibility and democratic values.
A collective of Durham University members and Zaporizhzhia National University members on a Zoom call

Uncovering the mystery of the origins of dogs

One of the biggest unanswered questions about human prehistory is where dogs underwent domestication.
Close up of a grey wolf

Back for 2022 - Community Fun Day!

We are delighted that this October will see the return of our popular Community Fun Day held at Palace Green. This event aims to showcase a huge variety of activities, clubs and organisations from all over County Durham which is free and open for everyone to enjoy!
Community Fun Day marquee with Cathedral in the background

Durham hosts international meeting on protecting cultural heritage

Experts from around the world met in Durham to discuss how to protect cultural heritage at risk of destruction from human and natural disasters.
University College (Durham Castle)

Encouraging writers to present an accurate view of self-harm

We’ve created new resources designed to help writers present an accurate view of people at risk of self-harm.
A couple holding hands in a comforting way

600,000-year-old finds point to some of Britain’s earliest humans

Early humans were present in Britain between 560,000 and 620,000 years ago, according to new research involving our Department of Geography.
Artist's impression of early humans

Congregation: a celebration for all

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks ahead to our Congregation and other summer activities.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Researchers make rare discoveries in Athenian history

Researchers from our Department of Classics and Ancient History have discovered an unpublished Athenian gravestone in a museum in the North East of England.
Greek Inscriptions

Piano donation is music to the ears of community groups

We’ve donated 18 pianos to local community groups across County Durham to help spread the joy and benefits of music.
Image showing donation of piano to Entre CIC community group

Chancellor Sir Thomas Allen bows out with final Congregation

Opera star Sir Thomas Allen will take his final bow as Chancellor here at Durham University during Summer Congregation. His retirement was announced last year and he will say farewell to the University and our students as he hosts an extended programme of graduation ceremonies to be held in Durham Cathedral.
Sir Thomas Allen at Congregation

Durham Alumni to play Harvard University in Online World Chess League

The Durham Alumni Chess team are to face Harvard University in their final qualifying match for the play-offs that will crown the worldwide champions in August.
Durham Alumni Chess Team

Her Majesty The Queen's Birthday Honours List

The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 was announced to coincide with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. We would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni, supporters and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
Beacon lit for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Palace Green, Durham
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