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Classics researcher visits UAE with charity partner to improve understanding of oracy skills

Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History, recently visited Dubai to conduct research as part of her British Academy Innovation Fellowship.
Dr Arlene Henderson-Holmes and colleagues in Dubai

Oldest fossils of mysterious animal group are actually seaweeds

A leading scientist from our Department of Earth Sciences has collaborated with researchers in China to reveal that a group of prehistoric sea creatures is not as ancient as we thought - their earliest fossils are actually seaweeds.
Fossils seaweed

Language Encounters pop-up social cafes launches

A series of Language Encounters launched yesterday evening (Tuesday 7 March) as part of Durham Global Week. Two pop-up social cafes took place, focusing on Korean and German at Ustinov College and St Aidan's College respectively. Mark Critchley, Director of the Centre for Foreign Language Study (CFLS) takes a closer look at the Korean Cafe.

Supporting teacher training in India

Experts from our top-rated School of Education, in association with the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune, have undertaken a unique training programme for teachers in India on ‘hands on-minds on-effective teaching and learning of science.’

Global Volunteering and Global College Award shortlists

As part of Durham Global Week, we are delighted to announce the shortlists for the Global Volunteering and Global College awards.
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Highlights of Monday 6 March Durham Global Week events at Queens Campus, Stockton

Students at our International Study Centre at Queens Campus, Stockton celebrated the first day of Durham Global Week by performing music and dance from around the world, creating global-themed art and an enjoying an international movie showcase.
Students celebrate Durham Global Week at Queens Campus, Stockton

Palatine Kitchen Takeover showcases global cuisines

We know that our University is jam-packed full of international academic talent. A rather tasty by-product of this global coming together is authentic food from all four corners of the globe. As part of Durham Global Week, the Palatine Kitchen Takeover is currently shining a light on this, giving the culinary talents of our staff and students rightfully deserved recognition.

Solving problems across boundaries

Did you know that our researchers have been working with colleagues at the Chinese of Academy of Sciences (CAS) for over 30 years on areas ranging from climate change to astronomy?
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Colour, laughter and a sense of community: joyous cultural celebrations at World Fest

In the afternoon of Sunday 5 March, the International Students' Association (ISA) and Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) hosted World Fest, part of Durham Global Week.

Podcast explores masculinity in the modern world

Researchers from our highly-rated Sociology Department launched a monthly podcast ‘Now and Men’ to discuss issues around masculinity, gender equality and the lives of men and boys in the 21st century.
Now and Men podcast banner with picture of host Stephen Burell

Global Curriculum and Global Student Experience Award shortlists

As part of Durham Global Week, we are delighted to announce the shortlists for the Global Curriculum and Global Student Experience awards.
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Scientists twist chemical bonds beyond their limits

A group of scientists from our top-rated Chemistry Department and University of York have twisted molecules to their breaking point in order to challenge the understanding of chemical bonds.
Chemical bonding