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Professor Edith Hall and Professor Andy Wood named new British Academy Fellows

We are delighted that Professor Edith Hall from our Department of Classics and Ancient History and Professor Andy Wood from Department of History have become new Fellows of The British Academy.
British academy fellows 2022

Scientists discover world’s longest underwater avalanche after rescue of lost data

We’ve discovered the world’s longest underwater avalanche – after recovering lost data swept away by the dramatic event.
A sensor is lowered from a boat into the ocean

Highest ever temperature recorded in Durham

Durham has recorded its highest ever maximum temperature of 36.9°C.
A view of Durham Cathedral and Castle on a sunny day

A summer of opportunities

Professor Karen O'Brien, our Vice-Chancellor, explores some of the opportunities on offer at the University this summer.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

New study shows people can recognise emotions of other people in face masks

Leading psychologists from our highly-rated Department of Psychology have discovered in their latest research that people can identify emotions and traits of other people wearing a face mask when the whole body is visible.
BEAST stimuli

Durham student becomes Canadian Music Laureate

PhD Music student Rita Ueda has been awarded the prestigious title of 2022 Laureate for the Azrieli Commission for Canadian Music, offered by the Azrieli Foundation – the most coveted title for composers in Canada. The accolade secures a prize package valued at $200,000 CAD which includes a world-premiere performance by the Orchestre Métropolitain in Montréal, two subsequent international performances and a professional recording of her prize-winning work.
2022 Canadian Music Laureate

Welcome Team Zambia!

We are delighted to welcome the Zambian Commonwealth Games Team to Durham as they train and live on campus on the run up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Team Zambia at the Sport and Wellbeing Park

Students take to the stage for Durham Fringe Festival

The countdown is on for the launch of this year’s Durham Fringe Festival and we are delighted to be working in partnership with the organisers to deliver a festival everyone can enjoy.
Durham Fringe Festival Poster

First images from new space telescope part-developed in Durham

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) – which Durham helped to develop and engineer – has captured its first images.
James Webb first deep field image

Durham achieves consistently high NSS scores

We have maintained our strong position in the National Student Survey (NSS). For the third year in a row, “overall satisfaction” scores placed us in the top 20% of both non-specialist and Russell Group universities.
Two students looking at each other and smiling in a lecture theatre

Helping our region to thrive

How we're helping level up the economy and educational opportunities in North East England.
Student Grace Purnell with Katie Harland-Edminson, Deputy Director, Development, Durham University Development and Alumni Relations, pictured outside the Teaching and Learning Centre

Twinning scheme to support Ukrainian students and scholars

We have all been deeply concerned and affected by the war taking place in Ukraine. We are an international university, committed to social responsibility and democratic values.
A collective of Durham University members and Zaporizhzhia National University members on a Zoom call