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Welcome to Glen Whitehead, Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Glen Whitehead as the University’s new Director of Development and Alumni Engagement.    Reporting to Lucian Hudson, Director of Advancement, Marketing and Communications, Glen will lead our continued drive to engage global alumni audiences and secure philanthropic commitment in support of the University’s strategic aims. His focus will be to establish a comprehensive campaign linked to Durham’s bicentenary in 2032.
Glen Whitehead

Centre for space research celebrates 20th anniversary

Our Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Planets are projected on to the Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics

US Presidential adviser Fiona Hill announced as new Chancellor

Fiona Hill, an acclaimed foreign affairs specialist and authority on Russian and European geopolitics, is to be our next Chancellor.
Fiona Hill

Crackdown on image-based sexual abuse influenced by Durham research

Professor Clare McGlynn from our Durham Law School, along with colleagues, has been carrying out research on image-based sexual abuse for a number of years and shown how the existing law fails victims with change needed.
Close up picture of a man using his mobile phone

Working towards ending violence and abuse in society

The driving force behind our Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse is to work towards ending violence and abuse across society.
Photo collage of headshots of six researchers

Durham graduate named new generation astronaut

We’re exceptionally proud to say that Durham graduate Dr Rosemary Coogan has been named as a new generation astronaut.
head and shoulders picture of ESA astronaut Rosemary Coogan in uniform

Durham Global Week Launches

We are delighted to announce the launch of Durham Global Week, a celebration of the multicultural diversity that defines us as a leading global university, with staff and students from over 150 countries.
Students around a globe

First Female Graduates Blue Plaque Unveiled

A new blue plaque commemorates the first three female graduates from the University in 1898 - Winifred Hindmarch, Mary Gibson and Dora Heslop.

Open for business: Northern Accelerator co-hosts investment showcase

Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Durham University-led Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between the North East’s universities, hosted a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in North East England.
Left to right - Dominic Endicott, Director of Northstar Ventures & Sarah Green, Chief Executive NGI

Professor Peter Vickers launches new book - Identifying Future-Proof Science

Professor Peter Vickers from our Philosophy Department launches a new book, Identifying Future-Proof Science, on 30 November 2022.
Future-proof science book

Two prominent positions for pioneering academic using ancient languages to inform modern education

We’re celebrating the news that Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, Associate Professor within our Classics and Ancient History department has been elected to not one, but two, prominent national advisory roles to help shape future priorities in Humanities education.
Image of Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson

Researchers launch new book on improving school systems worldwide for disadvantaged students

Pioneering academics from our top-rated School of Education are introducing a new book that presents detailed research into how poverty affects student opportunities and underachievement in schools.
School systems book