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A Global celebration planned and organised by our alumni community

Since its launch in 2014, Dunelm Days has been an annual event for our alumni and supporter community all around the world. It’s a great opportunity to get together informally to celebrate a shared connection with Durham University, to catch up with old friends and to meet new ones.
Three images of Dunelm Days celebrations

Birds build hanging-nests to protect offspring from nest invaders

A new study led by a pioneering researcher from our Department of Anthropology has found that birds build hanging-nests, particularly those with extended entrance tunnels, to help protect offspring against nest invaders like snakes and parasitic cuckoos.
Bird nest

Review of 2022: 12 top stories from the past 12 months, part 1

Christmas and New Year are traditionally periods for reflection, so what better time to look back at some of our achievements of 2022?
Montage showing a wolf, starry sky and chickpeas

Review of 2022: 12 top stories from the past 12 months, part 2

Welcome to the second part of our end-of-year review reflecting on some of our major research projects and achievements of 2022.
Montage showing an structure in Mayapan, a 4D fetus scan and researchers in Antarctica

We hosted a truly special, star-studded concert at the Cathedral this Christmas

We were very pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Foundation of Light’s Carols of Light Event.
Durham Cathedral lit at night

Unravelling the mystery of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies

Our astronomers have solved an outstanding problem that challenged our understanding of how the Universe evolved.
High-resolution simulations of the dark matter enveloping the Milky Way and its neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy.

Durham University Chancellor to deliver prestigious BBC Reith Lecture

Our new Chancellor Fiona Hill is among four leading thinkers chosen to deliver a prestigious BBC Reith Lecture this December.
Durham University Chancellor Fiona Hill appearing on the Late Show

Durham’s distinguished alumni contest BBC University Challenge quiz

A team of our own distinguished alumni and academics will be taking on rival university teams on this year’s BBC University Challenge Christmas Special.
Alumni in University Challenge studio

Professor Sue Black OBE named as BCS Deputy President

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sue Black OBE, has recently been named as the incoming Deputy President of BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT.
Sue Black

Christmas Tree wish campaign makes wishes come

Our staff and students are supporting local charities to make Christmas dreams come true, with their annual Christmas Wish Tree Appeal.
Library staff and charity representatives at the gift presentation at Bill Bryson Library

New role will see Durham expert guiding the field of Health Psychology

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Fuschia Sirois from our Department of Psychology has been appointed as joint Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Health Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society.
Image showing Professor Fuschia Sirois

Looking Closer: Understanding forcible displacement across the world

We've partnered with Nostos Homes, a UK based charity building modular homes for forcibly displaced families across the world, to develop a data-driven report that analyses patterns of forcible displacement following a natural disaster.
forcibly displaced people