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Strengthening and expanding protected areas of existing parks is crucial for biodiversity conservation

In a new study, bioscientists argue that strengthening the protection given to areas already protected under law or by local communities is as critical for safeguarding biodiversity as creating new protected areas.
Protected area for at risk species

Durham to host the Inter-University Musical Theatre Festival 2024

Durham University Musical Theatre Troupe were crowned the winners of the Inter-University Musical Theatre Festival (IUMTF). The festival was held at the Warwick Arts Centre on Saturday 20 May 2023 and following the victory, Durham will host next year’s competition.
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Oriental Museum hosts ‘Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki’ exhibition

A new exhibition opening soon at our Oriental Museum depicts the horrors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombing.  
The ruins of a cathedral surrounded by rubble

Students celebrate Shakespeare this summer in Durham

As Durham University celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Shakespeare First Folio, performing arts productions will be held across the city in honour of the playwright.
The cast of Othello

European birds move to cooler areas but natural obstacles ‘control the traffic’

European birds have shifted towards northeast Europe in the last 30 years in search of cooler temperatures but natural obstacles are causing problems.
A barn owl flying through the sky

Taking care of our community

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien explores how we can all contribute to our community's success.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Silicon Valley to The Big Apple - visiting our alumni in the USA

Our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien has been consistent in her vision to meet as many of our alumni and supporter communities as possible. The latest chapter of this plan took her to the USA recently to meet alumni, friends and colleagues at receptions in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
Space Needle

Uppsala University visits Durham to broaden our strategic partnership

On 11-12 May 2023, a delegation of 37 representatives from Uppsala University's (UU) Faculty Office for Humanities and Social Sciences visited Durham.
A delegation of 37 representatives from Uppsala and Durham University

Durham team victorious at University Challenge Grand Final

Our University Challenge team were victorious in the 2023 Grand Final, winning by 35 points (155 points to 120) against Bristol University. Opponents, Bristol, were in their first University Challenge final and kept the pressure on right up until the end.
University Challenge Team

Durham experts join forces to help improve North East pupils’ communication skills

Our researchers are involved in an innovative project across four different subject areas to help North East pupils improve their communication skills.
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Working together on student housing

We've met with the City of Durham MP, Durham County Council, City of Durham Parish Council, Durham Students’ Union, letting agents, independent landlords and representatives of Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) providers to discuss student accommodation.
Participants in a discussion about student housing pictured outside the Confluence Building

Environmental impacts of food highlighted in new campaign

Durham is proud to support Durham County Council’s Places to Eat initiative, an innovative new scheme which will see carbon ratings added to menus at eateries across our campus accommodation.
A collage of food items