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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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Celebrate World Heritage Day in Durham

See Durham’s history come alive like never before in celebration of the International World Heritage Day on April 18. There will be open tours and a medieval re-enactment at Durham Castle and at Palace Green Library there will be themed activities around the Lindisfarne Gospels - with your own, family friendly, crafty creations to take away. And you will have the opportunity to visit our World Heritage Site Visitor Centre.
World Heritage Day banner

Supporting pioneering health research to treat cancer

Prominent computer scientist, Dr Noura Al Moubayed from our Department of Computer Science, working with a leading cancer pharmacist, Dr Pinkie Chambers from University College London Hospitals (UCLH), has developed a proof-of-concept machine learning algorithm that can accurately predict liver and kidney function levels in cancer patients.

Cosin’s Library opens its doors after major conservation work

Historic Cosin’s Library will be re-opening its doors to visitors on Wednesday 13 April. After being closed for several years, essential conservation work is now complete and the library and its collections are now more accessible and enjoyable than ever before.
Library door with sign