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Remembering George Alagiah

We have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of our alumnus George Alagiah. 
George Alagiah in Congregation robes, ahead of receving his honorary degree

College Music Studio Wins Architectural Award

Collingwood College music rooms picked up Project of the Year at the GSS Architecture Oscars ceremony.
Exterior of Music Studios building

Professor Louise Amoore named British Academy Fellow

We are thrilled Professor Louise Amoore from our Department of Geography has become a newly elected Fellow of The British Academy.
An image of Professor Louise Amoore

World-renowned artists to be part of Lumiere

The work of five world-renowned artists will be part of this year’s Lumiere light festival taking place in Durham from 16-19 November 2023.
Durham Cathedral with a light installation as part of Lumiere

New study finds European breeding birds respond slowly to recent climate change

In a new study, leading scientists from our Department of Biosciences have found that local colonisation and extinction of European breeding birds are very weakly influenced by climate change.
European bird - white tailed eagle

Reflecting on our values

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien reflects on our future development, short and long term.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Apprenticeship success for University chef Henry 

A Durham resident who first joined our hospitality team aged just 16 is now a qualified chef helping cook around 900 meals per day. 
Two pictures of chef Henry Oakes, one he is stirring a pan in a kitchen and the other he is stood on the steps of Castle/University College

Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology awarded £1m grant from Wolfson Foundation

Durham Centre for Crop Improvement Technology is one of the country’s leading centres for crop research, with a long-standing internationally recognised record of research excellence.
wolfson grant crop

New supercomputer simulation to test model behind Universe’s formation

We’re part of an international team of astrophysicists who’ve simulated galaxy formation and large-scale cosmic structure with unprecedented detail to investigate how the Universe formed.
Computer simulation showing the threads and stars of the Universe

Thousands participate in Durham City Run Festival

Durham City Run Festival took place from Thursday 13 – Saturday 15 July with our support as a major partner. Rain showers didn’t dampen spirits and there was a sense of friendly camaraderie as runners focused in on their pacing, the terrain, race strategies and, quite literally, soaking up every moment.
Durham City Run Festival graphic

Durham celebrates the renewal of our strategic partnership with the Palace Museum Beijing

On 8 July, we welcomed a delegation from the Palace Museum Beijing, led by Senior Deputy Director Mr LOU Wei, to Durham.
Lanterns at Oriental Museum

Experience boundary-pushing performances at Durham Fringe Festival

This year’s Durham Fringe Festival will take place from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 July and it’s set to be a bumper event showcasing student and local performers.
Illustration of Durham Cathedral Sanctuary Knocker