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Chancellor Fiona Hill honoured by King Charles III

Durham University Chancellor and acclaimed foreign affairs specialist, Dr Fiona Hill, has been made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.
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Pioneering medic knighted by King Charles III

Professor Amritpal Singh Hungin, the founding Dean of Medicine at Durham University, has been named a Knight Bachelor in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.
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First class sustainability ranking for Durham

We’re celebrating our highest ever position in the 2023/24 People and Planet University league table.
People and Planet University League logo against a plain background

Our Vice-Chancellor: ‘World-leading research builds successful businesses’

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O’Brien, has told the UK Parliament how university research is driving the UK’s economy and helping businesses thrive.
Two male researchers working at a computer with machinery in front of them

Tooth analysis reveals Roman child travelled thousands of miles to Britain

Our archaeologists have helped establish that a male born in the Roman period (AD 43-410) travelled thousands of miles to Britain as a child.
A female researcher examining a Roman tooth in a laboratory

Durham psychologist wins national book prize

Congratulations to Dr Ben Alderson-Day, who has won a 2023 British Psychological Society (BPS) Book Award.
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Festive traditions were once a foodie adventure

Winter celebrations such as Christmas and New Year have long been associated with feasting. But, what are now seen as festive food traditions (think mince pies and richly spiced fruit cakes) were once a bold and daring foodie adventure.
Mince pies on a platter

Sixty years of Kingsgate Bridge

This year marks the 60th anniversary of one of Durham’s most striking bridges.
People on Kingsgate Bridge with Durham Cathedral in the background

Durham to honour leading figures from diplomacy, music and local government

Leading figures from the fields of diplomacy, music and local government will be celebrated by the University with the award of honorary degrees this winter.
A montage of Durham University's honorary graduates

Over a tonne of items collected during Festive Food Drive

We’ve helped collect more than a tonne of food and toiletries for families who need a little help this Christmas. 
A group of staff volunteers cheering behind a large amount of food

Indonesian Ambassador to the UK leads delegation to meet Durham’s Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Durham alumnus and Indonesian Ambassador to the UK, Dr Desra Percaya, led a delegation to Durham University this week.
Indonesia delegation

COP28 and the role of data and measurement for credible policymaking

COP28 in Dubai can well be an economist’s dream come true as the instrumental role of data and measurement for credible policymaking has been central to the conference agenda.
Two men and two women standing in front of a large doorway at COP28.