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Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.

March promises to be an eventful month with a host of events taking place across the region.

Latest news and events

This includes a series of performances from our students to coincide with International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March. The first of these is on Monday 11 March with the Palatinate Orchestra taking to the stage at Elvet Methodist Church.

Throughout the month, our students will be delivering musical performances at Durham Cathedral and the eagerly anticipated Holi Festival will return on Saturday 23 March to the Oriental Museum with time slots now open to book.

Our newsletter features a new report, which found that our university contributes millions to the local economy as well as supporting the creation of thousands of jobs.

Additionally, you can also read about a new initiative we are involved in to help support hundreds of children across the North East to develop their literacy skills.

You can read the latest update from our Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Mike Shipman, as well as an interview with the Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, after her visit to Durham.

Dr Beth Barnes being named in the Northern Power Women – Future List is also included as is an honour from South Tyneside Council for Dame Rosemary Cramp – our very first female professor.

Research highlights

Our academics have continued to produce impactful research.

Key highlights include the launch of our new Global Research Brochure, a call for female Sunderland fans to support an exciting piece of research, the involvement of Professor Clare McGlynn in creating new guidance for police forces to investigate cases of rape, and information from our Biosciences team about some intriguing findings regarding northern elephant seals.

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  • You can read March’s newsletter in full here
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