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Celebrate World Heritage Day in Durham

See Durham’s history come alive like never before in celebration of the International World Heritage Day on April 18. There will be open tours and a medieval re-enactment at Durham Castle and at Palace Green Library there will be themed activities around the Lindisfarne Gospels - with your own, family friendly, crafty creations to take away. And you will have the opportunity to visit our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
World Heritage Day banner

Supporting pioneering health research to treat cancer

Prominent computer scientist, Dr Noura Al Moubayed from our Department of Computer Science, working with a leading cancer pharmacist, Dr Pinkie Chambers from University College London Hospitals (UCLH), has developed a proof-of-concept machine learning algorithm that can accurately predict liver and kidney function levels in cancer patients.

Cosin’s Library opens its doors after major conservation work

Historic Cosin’s Library will be re-opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 13 April. After being closed for several years, essential conservation work is now complete and the library and its collections are now more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.
Library door with sign

Record number of Durham subjects in world’s top 50

Durham University is at the forefront of global academic excellence and our global rankings reflect that status.
QS WUR subject

John Hemingway’s outstanding contribution to IT recognised in national award

Our Chief Information Officer (CIO), John Hemingway, has been awarded CIO of the Year at the UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) Awards 2022. These awards recognise, celebrate, and promote the outstanding achievements and innovation of staff supporting technology in UCISA member organisations.
John Hemingway UCISA Awards 2022

Understanding surface melting around the world’s largest ice sheet

A first-of-its-kind study led by our Department of Geography has investigated the formation of surface meltwater lakes around the world’s largest ice sheet, offering new insights into the potential impact of recent climate change on the ‘Frozen Continent’.
Image of a meltwater lake on the Sørsdal Glacier taken by Dave Lomas

Scientists discover farthest possible star ever seen to date

Scientists have discovered the farthest possible star ever seen to date, an extraordinary new benchmark in the detailing of our Universe.
A picture of the farthest star discovered by Hubble Telescope.

Centre for Advanced Instrumentation hosts Thai knowledge transfer programme

The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) has recently hosted two researchers from the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) as part of an Official Development Assistance project funded by STFC-Newton Fund.
male and female researcher working on instrumentation equipment

Emergency shelter start-up wins £100,000-worth of research and business support

Sustainable emergency shelter company Nostos Homes picked up the grand prize of £100,000 worth of research and business support at the ‘just IMAGINE if…’ social enterprise competition hosted at Durham University.
Nostos Homes awarded Just Imagine If prize

Award-winning actor to receive honour

Charlotte Riley, the award-winning actor and campaigner, will receive an honorary degree at our graduation ceremonies this week.
Collage image of Charlotte Riley, Benj Sykes, Robert Senior and Mike Barton

Playing our part in sustainability

This Saturday, 25 March, between 8.30pm and 9.30pm is Earth Hour, which is an annual event to encourage people to take action on environmental issues and save our planet.
People and Planet

New online teaching resource to help autistic and neurodivergent pupils

Our Centre for Neurodiversity and Development, in partnership with Durham County Council, has launched a free online evidence-based training tool to help teachers better understand the challenges faced by autistic and neurodivergent children and young people, with practical ways to support them.
Teacher with pupils sat on the floor