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Schools and teachers are as important as policy in the promotion of quality and equity in education

Professors emeriti in our School of Education Mike Fleming and Michael (Mike) Byram examine the importance of quality and equity in education policy.
A male teacher smiling at two primary school pupils sitting at a desk in a classroom

The rise and rise of property guardianship and what it says about our broken housing system

Dr Chris Bevan from our Law School explains what property guardianship is and the history behind the alternative housing system.
Old buildings

Fearmongering about people fleeing disasters is a dangerous and faulty narrative

Dr Corey Robinson from our School of Government and International Affairs collaborates with Dr Yvonne Su from York University, Canada, on explaining why fearmongering about migrants is dangerous.
People walking across the desert.

Why does music bring back memories? What the science says

Dr Kelly Jakubowski, from our Department of Music, explains how music connects to memory.
woman listening to music

Durham's Vice Chancellor Karen O'Brien reflects on universities' role in gender equality

“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half of its citizens.”
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Witch lit: how modern writers are reinventing the witch

Lucy Atkinson, a PhD candidate in our Department of English Studies, describes how modern writers are reinventing the witch.
witch in front of the moon

How to ditch ‘fomo’ and foster ‘jomo’ – the joy of missing out

Professor Fuschia Sirois from our Department of Psychology explains the joy of missing out and how it impacts wellbeing.
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Three international students sat talking

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