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Durham: a world-leading university

We’re celebrating three league table successes that demonstrate how Durham is a world-leading and world-changing university.
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How bursts of rain in pre-historic Arabia helped human migration

New archaeological finds show that periods of increased rainfall transformed the Arabian Desert into a regular route for human migration over the last 400,000 years.
Archaeologists in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia carrying out fieldwork

The fantasy of sustainability

Professor Thom Brooks from our Durham Law School comments on climate change.
Picture of a tree

Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
Image of Glasgow skyline

Modern history cave art produced to celebrate new video game

One of our archaeologists has helped to create modern history as cave art to celebrate the launch of a new video game.
Professor Pettitt looking at the cave art images

Lighting up Durham

This November will see the return of Durham of Lumiere, the light festival which every two years turns our beautiful city into a stunning, immersive art gallery. Once again we’ll be supporting the event as a major partner.
Image showing the installation Cosmic Architecture by Nina Dunn and John Del’Nero, located at the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, Lumiere 2019

Gareth Southgate’s England team have shown us more caring ways of being a man

Over the summer, people across England were drawn to the successes of the men’s football team at Euro 2020, with many commenting on the likeability of the players. As the new Premier League season begins today, Stephen Burrell looks at how Gareth Southgate’s team have been challenging restrictive notions of masculinity.
Gareth Southgate football players wall mural

Prestigious award for galaxy evolution research

Did you know that the giant galaxies we see today grew from tiny fluctuations imprinted in the very first instants in the life of our universe?
Professor Carlos Frenk has won the Royal Society's Rumford Medal.

Supporting women to succeed in High Performance Computing

We’re delighted to be playing a key role in improving diversity and opportunity for women in High Performance Computing.
A conference for women in high performance computing

Durham Book Festival is back!

The long awaited and much anticipated Durham Book Festival returns this year with an exciting blend of live and digital events.

Computer Science students help UK’s vaccination rollout

We’re working hard, right across the University, to do our bit to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. For example, our Computer Science students have been helping NHS Digital, part of the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to develop part of the NHS COVID Vaccine Booking system.
Blue background on computer screen of NHS Vaccine Booking System for Covid-19

Most detailed-ever images of galaxies revealed with LOFAR

Have you ever wondered what the heart of a galaxy looks like? Or what is really going on in a super-massive black hole? Well now, an international team of astronomers led by our very own Dr Leah Morabito, has revealed the most detailed-ever radio images of galaxies at frequencies around the FM radio band.
Merging Galaxies image, credit - N. Ramírez-Olivencia et el. [radio]; NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University), edited by R. Cumming [optical]).