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Unravelling the mystery of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies

Our astronomers have solved an outstanding problem that challenged our understanding of how the Universe evolved.
High-resolution simulations of the dark matter enveloping the Milky Way and its neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy.

Durham University Chancellor to deliver prestigious BBC Reith Lecture

Our new Chancellor Fiona Hill is among four leading thinkers chosen to deliver a prestigious BBC Reith Lecture this December.
Fiona Hill giving a speech

Durham’s distinguished alumni contest BBC University Challenge quiz

A team of our own distinguished alumni and academics will be taking on rival university teams on this year’s BBC University Challenge Christmas Special.
Alumni in University Challenge studio

Professor Sue Black OBE named as BCS Deputy President

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sue Black OBE, has recently been named as the incoming Deputy President of BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT.
Sue Black

Christmas Tree wish campaign makes wishes come

Our staff and students are supporting local charities to make Christmas dreams come true, with their annual Christmas Wish Tree Appeal.
Library staff and charity representatives at the gift presentation at Bill Bryson Library

New role will see Durham expert guiding the field of Health Psychology

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Fuschia Sirois from our Department of Psychology has been appointed as joint Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Health Psychology, a journal of the British Psychological Society.
Image showing Professor Fuschia Sirois

Looking Closer: Understanding forcible displacement across the world

We've partnered with Nostos Homes, a UK based charity building modular homes for forcibly displaced families across the world, to develop a data-driven report that analyses patterns of forcible displacement following a natural disaster.
forcibly displaced people

Professor Shaun Pattinson launches new book reflecting on the law applying to biomedicine

New book entitled ‘Law at the Frontiers of Biomedicine’ by Professor Shaun Pattinson from our Law School presents an innovative legal theory and applies it to future developments in biomedicine.
Biomedicine book

Festive Fun at Collingwood College

To celebrate the start of the festive season, pupils from three North East Primary schools have recorded their own Christmas single in the state-of-the-art recording studio at Durham University’s Collingwood College.
A group of children singing in the recording studio at Collingwood, wearing Christmas accessories

Durham climate expert chosen for prestigious panel

A Durham University expert on climate change has been appointed to the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Harriet Bulkeley in front of trees, looking off-camera

First Uni Bar in the UK to be SAVI Accredited 

Durham’s South College bar has become the first university bar in the country to achieve the 5* Licensing SAVI (Security and Vulnerability Initiative) accreditation. Safety is a top priority at Durham and the Licensing SAVI accreditation, gives an extra layer of reassurance, helping students to feel safe in college bars.  
College bar team

Durham joins Nature Positive Universities Alliance

We are delighted to join the Nature Positive Universities Alliance as a founding member.
Nature positive