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Durham expert leads advisory group on new guidance for doctors

New duties for doctors to tackle toxic cultures are among proposals put forward for public consultation by the General Medical Council (GMC).
A stethoscope

Developing new gene variants to breed climate resilient chickpeas

Scientists from our top-rated Biosciences Department working with colleagues from Harran University in Turkey and University of California Davis in the USA, have discovered that flowering time in chickpeas and its wild relatives are influenced by one to three major genes.

Protecting cultural heritage around the world

We’re excited to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage.
Groups of people working together.

First Steinway pianos arrive in style

Wednesday 20 April 2022 was a landmark day in our journey to become an All-Steinway School. This is an accreditation that demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to providing the very best equipment possible for the study and practice of music - and a day that began with a sense of nervous anticipation.
A piano being craned into a building

University welcomes stronger connections with India

Strengthening educational ties between the UK and India is one of the areas of focus of the UK Prime Minister’s visit to India this week.
Indian flag blowing in the wind

Lights, Camera, Action! for Durham, Film Festival

Film makers from around the world are being invited to submit entries for this year’s Durham Film Festival, set to re-launch post-pandemic this summer. The student run festival will take place over two days Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June in the ODEON Luxe cinema, in Durham city centre.
Durham Film Festival logo

Ancestors created intricate artwork on stones by firelight

A research team, involving a PhD student from our Department of Archaeology, has analysed engravings on stones and discovered they were created by firelight by our ancestors around 15,000 years ago.
On the left a fire with stones around it. On the right a hand holding a stone with an animal carving.

New type of stellar explosion called micronovae discovered

Our astronomers have led on the discovery of a new kind of stellar explosion that could be commonplace in the universe.

Easter service to be held at uncovered ruins at Auckland Castle

A unique open-air service will be held in the atmospheric ruins of Bek’s chapel at Auckland Castle, the location of which has, up until recently, been a mystery since its destruction in the 1650s.
An image of the ruins of Bek's Chapel at Auckland Castle

Working together for our county

We’re proud to be working together with partners for the good of our city, county and region – communities we’ve been part of for nearly 200 years. One key partner is our local authority, Durham County Council, and now we’ve committed to strengthening our already successful partnership.
Durham County Council Chief Executive John Hewitt and Durham University Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien seated at a table, signing the refreshed Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations

Helping make Durham green

As a responsible university, we’re doing our bit to achieve environmental sustainability – through our environmental research, addressing our own carbon footprint and through working with partners, locally and globally.
Digital twin of Durham Cathedral

Now streaming: series 2 of 100 Moments That Rocked Computer Science

100 Moments that Rocked Computer Science, Professor Sue Black OBE’s podcast which made the Apple Top-10 in its first series, is back for series two!
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