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Infrared light therapy might aid dementia patients

We’re working on a new infrared light therapy that might have the potential to help people with dementia.
Tracy Sloan, who took part in a trial study to test the effectiveness of the infrared light therapy helmet she is wearing.

New neutron lifetime measurement “key” to understanding early universe

A research team has refined its measurements of a particle that could be “key” to understanding the early universe.
Infographic to show the lifespan of a neutron

Explore the beauty of Spanish art

Did you know we have an international Centre for the study of Spanish and Latin American art?
Spanish Gallery

Making Durham University truly Durham’s University – hear from our new Vice-Chancellor

Antony Long introduces himself as Acting Vice-Chancellor and provides an update on Michaelmas term as teaching begins.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

£1million donation helps North East students succeed at Durham University

We’ve received a £1million donation towards a major scholarships programme helping students from low-income backgrounds in North East England to study at Durham.
Student scholarship recipient Grace Purnell and Katie Harland-Edminson, Deputy Director (Development) at Durham University

Extent of 19th Century election violence portrayed in brand new interactive map

Have you ever wondered what elections during the 19th Century were really like?
Election violence in Nottingham

University encourages volunteering for all with new online platform

Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUVO) has launched a new online platform, created to make it even easier for staff and students to volunteer with any of the 80+ projects currently in action.
DUVO Volunteers smiling wearing blue T shirts

Lumiere 2021 – first peek at what to expect as full programme is announced

The full programme for Lumiere 2021 has been revealed and with 39 installations this promises to be an ambitious, inspiring and thought-provoking event.
Image of Cosmic Architecture, Ogden Centre, Lumiere 2019

Pioneering research of first published African American doctor revealed

We’ve found new evidence of the first known research paper to be published in a British medical journal by an African American.
A portrait of Dr James McCune Smith

Delight as County Durham reaches next stage of UK City of Culture 2025

News County Durham is a step closer to being crowned UK City of Culture 2025 has been met with joy and resolve by the partnership driving forward the bid.
Cobbled street in Durham

My role as a Comissioner for Racial Justice

Professor Mike Higton, from our Department of Theology and Religion, has been appointed to the newly formed Archbishops’ Commission for Racial Justice in the Church of England. Here, he speaks about the role he hopes to play.
Male holding poster saying 'Stop racism in our world'

Climate change and the damage to our health

Extreme events such as heatwaves and flooding have become more and more common in recent years. If we haven’t experienced them ourselves, we may have heard about them on the news.
Climate change and the damage to our health