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Welcoming Euro Hockey Qualifiers to Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle Sports and Wellbeing Park, is preparing to welcome England Hockey as they host the Women’s Euro Hockey Qualifiers hockey tournament in Durham this month. This is the first time an international hockey tournament has taken place in Durham and we are delighted to be a partner in the event.
England Women's Hockey Team

How our research benefits our region

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien explores how Durham being a leading research university benefits North East England.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Tunstall and the Tudors: The Calculating Bishop

Meet Cuthbert Tunstall: bishop and author of England’s first maths book, celebrating its 500th anniversary this year.
Cuthbert Tunstall exhibition poster

Community excavation projects unveils local history

A collaborative community project involving our Department of Archaeology has unearthed thousands of artefacts from back gardens in a bid to reveal the history of a North East town.
Two school pupils digging in a test pit

Fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands

The fate of the world’s biggest ice sheet is in our hands, researchers say.
East Antarctic Ice Sheet

Novel collaboration project aims to explore Ice Age through art

A new interdepartmental research collaboration between our Archaeology and Psychology Departments are experimenting with the online visual perceptions of Ice Age arts through their newly launched project website, Palaeo Vision: Do you see through Ice Age Eyes?
Ice age arts 2

Brass Band launches national composition competition

Durham University Brass Band (dubb) is launching its annual Composition Competition, offering student musicians and recent graduates from all over the UK the chance to have their work published.
Durham University Brass Band performing

Bonobos make “baby-like” signals to seek consolation from others

Pioneering academics from our top-rated Psychology Department have found in their study that bonobos produce a variety of signals including “baby-like” signals to strategically display distress when they are attacked by other bonobos.
Bonobos

Need help tackling your procrastination? This could be the book for you!

Professor Fuschia Sirois, a globally renowned expert in the psychology of procrastination in our Department of Psychology, has distilled her game-changing insights into a new book to help procrastinators understand the issue, and how to tackle it.
Image of alarm clock with notes about delaying tasks

Scientists envisage climate change will severely impact bird communities by 2080

Leading ecologists from our Department of Biosciences and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Germany have predicted in their latest research that bird communities will change worldwide in 2080 due to climate change, largely as result of shifting their ranges.
Phylogenetic diversity bird
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