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Rugby, concussions and mental health

The issue of repeated concussions in rugby is very much in the spotlight, with questions surrounding pitch-side assessments, players’ welfare and long-term neurodegenerative risks.
Rugby players in a tackle

Machine learning innovation drives anti-money laundering technology with Caspian

Our pioneering scientists are recognised globally for their expertise and are tackling real-world problems with their innovative research.

Reflections on COP26

COP26 has closed and, despite challenges, the Glasgow Climate Pact was reached and the Paris Agreement Rulebook was finalised. Here, we look back at how our researchers engaged with COP26 and how we are supporting world-leading research that is helping to address climate change.
Image of Glasgow skyline

Durham Student Named Chegg.Org Global Student Prize Winner

Jeremiah Thoronka, a Postgraduate Anthropology Student has recently become the first winner of a new $100,000 prize which was announced earlier this week from the UNESCO Headquarters and presented virtually by actor, Hugh Jackman.
Jeremiah Thoronka and Hugh Jackman

How Trump’s Covid-19 Tweets Impacted Social Distancing

The sentiment of Donald Trump’s tweets affected social distancing in the United States (US) according to new Business School research. It impacted Republican-voting states and Democrat-voting states in opposite ways.
How Trump’s Covid-19 Tweets Impacted Social Distancing

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.
Durham University

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