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How Durham University is transforming health

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to the health agenda, locally and globally.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

PalTV retain National Broadcaster of the Year title

Palatinate's TV branch, PalTV, was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year in April by the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) at its awards ceremony in Manchester.
A group of people posing for a photo

Royal honour for Professor Harriet Bulkeley

One of our leading geography researchers has been honoured by His Majesty King Charles III.
A head and shoulders photograph of Professor Harriet Bulkeley

New Biodiversity Manager’s ambitious vision for sustainability

We’ve appointed a new Biodiversity Manager to further cement our position as one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the world.   
New Biodiversity Manager Ian Armstrong smiling in front of a pond

Award winning volunteers 2024

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Durham University Volunteering and Outreach Awards, presented at the annual celebration dinner, hosted by Treveylan College. The evening showcased the positive impact the work of over 300 staff and student volunteers has on individuals, the Durham community and our partner organisations.
Durham University Staff and student award winners 2024

National Geothermal Centre to supercharge geothermal energy

Durham is playing an intrinsic role in harnessing the UK’s potential for geothermal energy advancement, through the launch of a new, collaborative centre.
Three pipes running towards Geothermal Plant

Health research excellence highlighted during NHS leaders’ visit

Leaders from the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) visited our science site to learn more about our world-leading health research, teaching and facilities.
Durham University researchers with NHS visitors stood in a group smiling

Encampment on Palace Green, Durham City

Durham University is managing actively the encampment protest on Palace Green, which was established in the early hours of Friday 10 May.
View of Palace Green in Durham with Durham Cathedral in the background

Passion for music and inclusivity leads to show-stopping performance

A St Chad’s College music outreach project unlocked the potential of Durham schoolchildren who staged an unforgettable performance of Captain Noah to a packed theatre audience.
School chlidren singing on a theatre stage

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

We have paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings on the 80th anniversary of the 1944 military action.
A soldier's helmet upturned on a sandy beach

Explore June's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.
Botanic garden party 2023

Alumna to represent Great British rowing team at 2024 Paris Olympics

Alumna Lauren Irwin has been announced as part of Team GB’s 42-member rowing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.