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Ash blanketing Tonga after volcano eruption creates health concerns

Professor Claire Horwell, from our Earth Sciences Department, explores the health risks of ash following the eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, near Tonga.
Comparison of Hunga Tonga & Hunga Ha'apai on December 8th, 2021 and January 17th, 2022

Study reveals misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport

Openly misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport may be common amongst male football fans, according to new research involving online message boards.
Fans with their hands in the air cheering in a sports stadium

Durham in world top 30 most international universities

We’ve been named as one of the world’s most international universities by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Two female students walking through Durham City

The rewards of mentoring

Today is International Mentoring Day, and two of our Durham MBA graduates have shared with us why they decided to become mentors to our current cohort, giving up time to help our students excel.
Illustration of three people on different platforms helping each other

Durham Drama Festival returns for 2022

Now in its 48th year, the annual Durham Drama Festival takes to the stage from 30 January – 6 February in exciting venues across Durham city. The festival is week-long celebration of new writing created by our students, made up of eight brand new full-length, productions and showcases student-written extracts in a launch night performance. This year promises diverse genres and styles of play with something for everyone.
Durham Drama Festival 2022

Research on the formation of galaxies wins Royal Astronomical Society award

Researchers at the Institute for Computational Cosmology (ICC), together with other leading scientists across several international institutions, have been recognised with the prestigious Royal Astronomical Society Group Achievement award 2022 for the EAGLE project.

Largest ever 3-D map of the universe created

We’re part of an international team that has helped to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever.
Star trails over a telescope

Celebrating conferral of degrees virtually

As we start this new year, we celebrate the achievements of over 3,000 of our students from 65 countries around the world, who have been awarded their Durham degree and graduated to join our international alumni community.
In absentia degree conferral Winter 2022

Feeling lucky? ‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre

Durham University Light Opera Group, otherwise known as DULOG, our largest musical theatre company, brings its annual blockbuster musical to the Gala Theatre this January. ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘If I Were a Bell’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ are just a few of the popular tunes featured in the classic musical, ‘Guys and Dolls’, that Durham DULOG will be performing from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 January.
Poster for DULOG Guys and Dolls 2022

Queen's New Year Honours 2022

On the announcement of the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
View of Durham Cathedral up a cobbled street

New incentive scheme rewards staff and students for turning green

Be sustainable and get rewarded, that’s the message for our new ‘My Greenspace’ App In partnership with sustainable software company Team Jump, we have launched a new online platform and mobile app ‘My Greenspace’, where students and staff can log their sustainable behaviours and redeem ‘Green Points’. The purpose of the app is to increase participation by students and staff in the university’s green agenda, with the slogan ‘small acts, big difference’. Each month, the biggest individual point
My Greenspace Rewards icons

Welcome to our new Vice-Chancellor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Karen O’Brien to Durham as our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves