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About the Institute of Advanced Study

Some 20 Fellows per year, chosen through international competition, collaborate with Durham colleagues on projects of major intellectual, scientific, cultural and social significance.

There are many ways to participate in the life and work of the Institute, which has now moved to accommodate virtual engagement in the post-Covid-19 world. We warmly welcome your involvement.
About Us
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Find Us

Durham City is located in beautiful County Durham, Land of the Prince Bishops, in the North East of England. It can be reached easily by road, rail, air or sea. Durham provides a wonderful base to explore the region as well as other areas of the UK such as Northumberland, the Lake District, Edinburgh, Glasgow, York, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and London.

We're located on Palace Green between Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral in the heart of Durham City.

The IAS Fellowship is a rare example of a fully functioning university structure designed to foster rewarding, collegiate, interdisciplinary and immersive scholarship. It has been a total privilege to be a Fellow of the IAS.

Dr Tom Murray
Macquarie University (2017)

Blogs and social media

Find out more about the Institute of Advanced Study in our blogs and on social media.

Highlights

  • IAS Durham Blog

    Keep up to date on our latest developments on our blog
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  • Insights E-Journal

    Insights captures the ideas and work-in-progress of Fellows who visited the Institute of Advanced Study during its thematic framework.
    External shot of Institute of Advanced study at Cosins Hall

IAS Durham Blog

Keep up to date on our latest developments on our blog
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Insights E-Journal

Insights captures the ideas and work-in-progress of Fellows who visited the Institute of Advanced Study during its thematic framework.
Durham Cathedral on the River Wear in winter

Get in touch

Enquiries about IAS should be sent via the email below.

Institute of Advanced Study

Durham University,

Cosin’s Hall,

Palace Green,

Durham,

DH1 3RL 

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2589