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Top Accolade at Social Worker of the Year Awards

We are incredibly proud to announce that our Department of Sociology has received the University of The Year Award at the Social Worker of the Year Awards held virtually on 17 November.
Social Worker of the Year Awards

University Choral Society welcomes celebrated local conductor

Durham University Choral Society, (DUCS) has secured the services of celebrated professional conductor, John Forsyth MBE.
DUCS Conductor

Research and student services recognised in awards shortlist

We’re celebrating being shortlisted in two categories in this year’s Times Higher Education Awards.
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Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as ‘model’

How Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as 'models' during the 1930s, cultivating connections with them through a series of student and staff exchanges, is revealed in a new book.
Nazi Germany’s elite schools used British public schools as ‘model’

Durham researchers named among world’s best

Three of our professors have been named among the world’s best for the quality and influence of their research, highlighting the global strength of Durham’s research.
Adrian Jenkins, Tom Theuns and Carlos Frenk

Parents who feel ashamed can be less productive

New Business School research has found that parents who feel ashamed when something at work calls into question their parenting role, are less productive than those who do not feel ashamed.
Woman on laptop with child writing

Researcher wins European Geosciences Union medal

Dr Fabian Wadsworth, associate professor in our Department of Earth Sciences has been named in the European Geoscience Union’s 2022 Arne Richter Awards for Outstanding Early Career Scientists.
European Geosciences Union award Dr Fabian Wadsworth

Welcome back to Lumiere

We’re excited to welcome back the Lumiere light festival this week, and see the city transform into an immersive, nocturnal art gallery. Amongst the 37 installations are three which we’re sponsoring, lighting up some of our newest, and most historic buildings.
Image showing rendering of Chronos by Leslie Epsztein and Camille Gross, a new commission that will be presented at Lumiere 2021

Tackling carbon emissions from space

We’re involved in a new project to tackle carbon emissions as part of an overall £7m investment in the UK’s space technology.
Artist's impression showing new satellite technology in space

Insights from COP26

Welcome to our ‘Insights from COP26’ page where we will be posting blogs and insights from our delegation at the event.
Image of Glasgow skyline

In the final days of COP26 our Acting Vice Chancellor focuses on the University's work to reduce our own environmental impact

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, highlights Durham University's work on environmental sustainability, the upcoming Lumiere Festival and pays tribute to our Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

Durham MBA in global top 10 for sustainability

We’re pleased to say the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 10, Europe top 5 and UK top 3 in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking 2021. This is an increase of 19 places globally, 5 places in Europe and 4 places in the UK, since the ranking in 2020.
Durham Cathedral lit up at night