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Late Prehistoric discovery turns archaeological assumptions on their head

For a team of archaeologists digging in south-west Spain, the discovery of a Bronze/Iron Age stela – a funerary stone slab with carvings depicting an important individual – would have been exciting enough. But to find a stela that challenges long-standing interpretations of how the carvings represent gender and social roles in prehistoric times, was beyond the teams’ wildest dreams.
Image shows when the stela, or stone carving, when it was discovered by the archaeological team in Spain.

Meet Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Get to know Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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Our researchers are among the most cited in the world

Physicists from our Institute for Computational Cosmology have been named on a prestigious list for their world-leading research.
Professors Carlos Frenk Adrian Jenkins and Tom Theuns

Lumiere lights up our ground-breaking research

This week sees the return of Lumiere, the dazzling light art event hosted in Durham bi-annually. This year’s event includes three installations drawing on some of our ground-breaking research.
Night time image from Lumiere 2021 showing the Ogden building with colourful abstract images projected onto one side

Strengthening our partnerships in Japan

On 19 October 2023, we were very pleased to welcome a delegation, hosted by Durham County Council, from the Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC) to Durham.
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My Durham Story - Enoch Omale

We caught up with Enoch Omale who recently graduated from our department of Computer Science.
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Our Mathematical Sciences research is solving critical health issues

We pride ourselves on world-leading research that makes an impact and solves real-world problems. Our leading mathematicians have been pioneering complex mathematical models that have helped in the planning of tackling Covid-19.
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My Durham Story - Alex Myers-Bennett

We caught up with Alex-Myers-Bennett who recently graduated from our department of Mathematical Sciences.
Picture of alumna Alex-Myers-Bennett

Professor Jon Gluyas elected Honorary Fellow of Geological Society of India

Congratulations to Professor Jon Gluyas who has been elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of India.
Professor Jon Gluyas with white hair, beard and glasses stands in front of an old wooden door in red and black academic robes.

Create an event for Durham Global Week 2024

We are gearing up for Global Week from 24 February to 3 March 2024. This is a designated period in the University calendar, where we recognise, celebrate and learn from the international multi-lingual, multi-cultural diversity that defines us a leading, global University. In celebration of our staff and students from over 120 countries, the theme for Global Week 2024 is Inclusivity.
Students taking part in a group exercise at the Global Goals summit

New multi-million project aims to promote green energy capabilities

Durham University has partnered with universities in Twente (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain) and Trieste (Italy) to form the EarthSafe Doctoral Network, which launched last month. This €2.7 million project will develop cutting-edge technology to support the transition to green energy. EarthSafe is funded by the European Commission via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme and UK Research and Innovation.
Group of windmills for electric power production in the green field of wheat

Helping schools face the challenges of staff recruitment and retention

Our researchers at the School of Education have contributed to a series of reports aimed at helping schools in disadvantaged areas attract and retain high-quality teachers.
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