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Students and charity perform together to raise awareness of mental health support

The third annual performance of the ‘Never Give Up’ Variety Show, will take place at The Assembly Rooms Theatre, on Sunday 6 March. The show is the result of an on-going collaboration between our student musicians and local charity RTProjects.
choir singing on stage

Scientists reveal incredible 4.4 million galaxies in a new map

A pioneering astronomer from our Physics Department has collaborated with a team of international scientists to reveal an astonishingly detailed radio image of more than 4.4 million objects and a very dynamic picture of our Universe.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship – The BFI and Durham

We are thrilled to announce our creative partnership with the BFI (British Film Institute). Led by Professor Santiago Fouz Hernández and Professor Jonathan Long, students will have the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and gain access to landmark independent films on the BFI Player streaming service. Students on our Visual Arts programmes will also get the much sought-after chance to gain industry placements.
Denzel Washington starring as Malcolm X.

Off-shore energy storage project wins UK Government backing

A new collaboration between Durham University and Crondall Energy Ltd to explore the potential of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in the UK continental shelf, has won backing from the UK government.
Offshore wind turbines

New study sheds light on Axion Dark Matter

A pioneering scientist from our Physics Department has collaborated with academics in Kings College London in a new study that strongly supports the search for axion dark matter.
Axion dark matter

Renewed Partnership with National Museum of Japanese History

The Oriental Museum held an event recently to renew Durham University’s Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Museum of Japanese History and celebrate the highly valued partnership.
A group of people participating in a virtual meeting.

Double Durham Winners Of The Bright Network Society Of The Year Awards

Huge congratulations to two Durham societies for their success at last week’s Bright Network Society of the Year Awards. Both Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) and Durham University Women in Business (DUWIB) were voted winners in their categories which reflects the commitment and enthusiasm of Durham students towards their passions and interests that complement their studies.
A row of glass awards

A word from our new Vice-Chancellor

Our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, introduces herself and acknowledges two current initiatives that demonstrate how the University can benefit and is benefitting the North-East.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

New anti-social noise procedure encourages students to be good neighbours

The University has worked in partnership with Durham Constabulary, Durham County Council and others, to introduce a new procedure for responding to reports of anti-social noise from students in Durham City. The aim of this partnership and the procedure is to encourage positive citizenship and good relationships between students and the local community.

Professor Carlene Firmin gets the Green Light

Professor Carlene Firmin, MBE, delivered her inaugural lecture in style with over 2500 participants registering to watch online.
Professor Carlene Firmin

Guidelines on Physical Activity for Disabled Children and Young People

Disabled children and young people will be supported to be more physically active following the publication of new guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). The guidelines are underpinned by research from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK.
Family exercising playing football.

The colourful Holi Festival is back at the Oriental Museum

Students and community volunteers will spring into action to help celebrate the spectacular Indian festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum.
Hindu festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum