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Welcome to our new Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce Neil Scott as our new Chief Financial Officer.
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Durham University alumni and supporters take up seats in UK Houses of Parliament

Durham University alumni and supporters will help to shape the future of UK politics following the country’s recent General Election.
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6,000 students celebrate graduation at Summer Congregation

Almost 6,000 Durham University students have celebrated their graduation, in a week of ceremonies marking our Summer Congregation 2024.
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Not just any tour: Chapel Choir of University College to perform at the Vatican

This summer, the Chapel Choir of University College (known as Castle Chapel Choir) will be embarking on a tour spanning the UK and Italy to share their vocal talents. Including well-known UK venues, the tour also includes St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Italy.

His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King’s Birthday Honours List 2024, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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Quadruple representation for Durham in Team GB hockey squad

Three Durham alumni and a graduating student have been selected for the men’s and women’s Team GB hockey squads ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer.
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Save the date - celebrating 60 years of Van Mildert College

At Van Mildert College, we are looking forward to 2025 and to celebrating our 60th Anniversary with current and past students, staff and supporters.
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Music graduate enthralls audiences at Durham Cathedral

Alumna Mathilde Brun (Music, University College, 2019-22) captivated audiences with her accomplished operatic singing at the annual student-led summer performance at Durham Cathedral.

Alumnus Jeremiah Thoronka makes Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list

Innovator and Founder of Optim Energy, Jeremiah Thoronka has been featured in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list for his success and impact in the Climate Change and Sustainability (Social Impact) sector.
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Inspirational figures honoured by Durham University

Inspirational figures from the worlds of human rights, education, media, conservation and business have been honoured by Durham University.
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Record-breaking season for sport at Durham

Our student sports clubs have achieved an all-time record for the University by winning 13 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) national championships this season.

Royal honour for Professor Harriet Bulkeley

One of our leading geography researchers has been honoured by His Majesty King Charles III.
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