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Greenspace Festival 2022

We will be hosting our second ‘Greenspace Festival’ on Thursday 16th June, from 2-7pm in Collingwood College, following the inaugural event last year.
Stalls at Greenspace Festival

Museum of Archaeology welcomes internationally significant Roman exhibition

We are excited to be welcoming an exhibition featuring an internationally significant collection of Roman artefacts to our Museum of Archaeology.
A student holding a piece of pottery included in the Roman exhibition at Durham University's Museum of Archaeology

New study indicates worrying ice loss in West Antarctica

Two major glaciers in West Antarctica may be losing ice faster than they have in at least the last 5,000 years.
Scientists carrying out fieldwork in West Antarctica.

Durham City Run Festival

This July will see the return of Durham City Run Festival and we are delighted to be supporting the event as a major partner. Take on the historic streets of Durham for a midsummer evening of racing!
Durham City Run Promotional Poster 2022

Welcome to our leadership team, Amanda Wilcox

Here at Durham University we have a strong leadership team that is driving forward our strategy to be world-leading across research, education and the wider student experience. We’re very pleased to be welcoming to that team Dr Amanda Wilcox, who will join us as University Secretary.
Head and shoulders profile image of Dr Amanda Wilcox, University Secretary

Chronicling over 180 years of Durham’s changing climate

A new book chronicles the weather and climate in Durham over the past 180 years from ice-skating on the River Wear to the City’s hottest day.
A man sits on a bench next to the flooded River Wear

Green Move Out is back!

Reduce Waste – Leave Durham Tidy – Support Charity. These are the three slogans of our annual ‘Green Move Out’ campaign, which now enters its 18th year. Under this award-winning scheme, students unwanted belongings are collected and donated to local charities at the end of the academic year, as they move out of their accommodation.
Green Move Out volunteers

New Executive Dean to lead Business School

Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
Professor Catherine Cassell

Celebrating County Durham’s cultural heritage

We’re celebrating the proud cultural heritage of County Durham by supporting an exciting programme of cultural projects and activities over the next few years. County Durham was recently shortlisted for the UK Government’s UK City of Culture title for 2025. In the end we narrowly missed out but working on the bid has helped forge even stronger relationships with culture partners, providing a catalyst for exciting future collaborations.
Image of the Castle gatehouse on a sunny day

Is controlling communication effective during public health crises?

Pioneering psychologists from our top-rated Department of Psychology and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA have carried out a large-scale study to experiment with the effectiveness of messaging style that has an impact on people’s behaviour to follow public health guidelines.
Public health comms

A history tour of jubilees

Her Majesty The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Historian Professor Philip Williamson takes a look at the changes around jubilees over the years.
Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom waving

A wealth of cultural opportunities on offer

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien explores some of the cultural opportunities on offer from the University over the coming weeks.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves