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Ancient fossils shed new light on evolution of sea worm

Ancient fossils have shed new light on a type of sea worm linking it to the time of an evolutionary explosion that gave rise to modern animal life.
A 515 million year old fossil of a sea worm

New study foresees threat of invasive species in UK’s Overseas Territories

A leading scientist from our Department of Biosciences has collaborated with researchers from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to predict which invasive species could pose a future threat to the UK’s ecologically unique Overseas Territories.
St Helena

DUCT presents Twelfth Night by William Sharespeare

Durham University Classical Theatre (DUCT) are bringing 17th century London to 21st -century Durham with this family-friendly Shakespearean comedy from February 16 - 18
Twelfth Night

How the first year at school can boost earnings in later life

Children who start school in the most effective classes can expect to earn more than their peers in later life, according to a new study by Durham University and the Department for Education.
Reception teachers

Never Give Up

On the 5th of February 2023 local musicians and Durham University students will stand united against suicide at the Never Give Up concert.
Students from the group Foot Notes singing at Never Give Up

Reach Society Corporate Champion Award

We are pleased to announce that the University has been presented with the Reach Society’s Corporate Champion award for ‘Contribution as an Outstanding Collaboration Partner’.
A student in a red dress with a member of staff wearing black, receiving the Reach Society Award

DULOG Presents Hello Dolly

Durham University’s Light Opera Group, better known as DULOG, are excited to bring you Durham University Student Theatre’s largest Musical Theatre event of the calendar, ‘Hello Dolly!’ from 8th-12th February at the Gala Durham.
Hello Dolly Logo

Get active with Durham's university

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks into the what the New Year has to offer.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

Researchers propose compulsory climate change teaching in core law curriculum

New research by our top-rated Law School is urging that climate change education should be made compulsory across the core law curriculum.
Climate change law

Joining the SafePod Network

Approved researchers at Durham University will now be able to securely access Government Administration data to better understand our society and economy, as the University joins the national SafePod Network.
Safepod in Bill Bryson Library

Research inspires podcast drama about tobacco addiction

Research by our Anthropology department has provided the inspiration for a podcast drama looking at the history of smoking and tobacco addiction.
A man smoking a cigarette

Three new College heads appointed

New heads have been appointed at Grey College, Josephine Butler College and John Snow College.
Headshots of three new College Heads