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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

Take off for James Webb Space Telescope

We’ve played a key role in the development and engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which has begun its journey to the stars.
Artist's impression of the James Webb Space Telescope