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The Durham Student shows the real Durham

If you’re thinking about applying to study Durham, who better to tell you what it’s all about than students who are already here? A brand new team of student content creators is sharing exciting insights into what it’s really like to live and study in Durham.
An image showing a camera taking a photograph of the cathedral

Durham University’s research partnerships driving knowledge exchange

We have once again performed strongly in the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF). Now in its second year, the results from KEF showcase our strengths in research partnerships, commercialising research, local growth and regeneration and working with business, public and third sector organisations.
Students working in the Venture Lab

Award-winning gospel choir to commemorate former Durham University Lecturer

We are celebrating the life of one of our former lecturers, Ruth First.
An image of the Soweto Gospel Choir on the right and Ruth First on the left

The value of working together

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reflects on the value of working together for the benefit of our city, county and region.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Fetuses react to taste and smell in the womb

Our psychologists have shown the first direct evidence that babies react differently to various smells and tastes while in the womb by looking at their facial expressions.
4-D ultrasound scan of a baby showing a laugh face reaction

Durham University and Atom bank agree five-year partnership

We have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Durham-based Atom bank, the UK’s first app-based bank, to carry out collaborative research that addresses longer term opportunities and challenges facing both organisations and wider society, such as climate change.
Karen O'Brien Durham University and Edward Twiddy Atom bank signing memorandum

Durham Book Festival

We are once again looking forward to partnering the annual Durham Book Festival, set to take place from 13 – 16 October.
Durham Book Festival promotional poster

Ex-Foreign Secretary to give lecture in memory of Durham graduate

Senior British political figure Sir Malcolm Rifkind will visit Durham University to give a lecture and help raise funds in memory of a former student.
Durham Castle courtyard with a blue sky and white clouds background

Scientists solve the century-old mystery of a supergene for efficient cross-pollination in flowers

A scientist from our Department of Biosciences along with colleagues in Stockholm University, Uppsala University, University of Grenada and University of Seville, have solved the mystery of the supergene that causes efficient cross-pollination in flowers.
Supergene pollination

Professor David Lawton awarded the British Academy's Sir Israel Gollancz Prize

We are delighted that Professor David Lawton from our Department of English Studies has been awarded the British Academy's Sir Israel Gollancz Prize for 2022.
David Lawton

CODEX: Inspired by Lindisfarne Gospels 2022

Durham University will be bringing history to life and lighting up the North East in a new exhibition.
Light projection from the CODEX video and sound installation

Scientists predict songbirds’ striking colours put them at risk of extinction

A pioneering scientist from our Department of Biosciences along with colleagues from University of Florida, USA, Centre for the Synthesis and Analysis of Biodiversity (CESAB), France, and Massey University, New Zealand have found that brightly and uniquely coloured songbirds are in greater danger of extinction and are more likely to be traded as pets.
Coloured birds
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