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Durham University and partners create first international network for Nineteenth-Century Studies

Durham University and over 30 partner organisations have created an international network that will open new research and collaboration opportunities for Nineteenth-Century Studies.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien and Professor Bennett Zon, Director of CNCS, holding the Memorandum of Understanding

MP visit highlights the wider role the University can play

Rachael Richards, Director of Public Affairs and Claire O’Malley, PVC Global, hosted a visit by local MP Paul Howell, to highlight the many ways the University contributes to the regional community beyond teaching and research. The visit focused on the role the University plays in community engagement, highlighting various outreach projects currently being undertaken to support schools, businesses and support groups .
Rachael Richards, Claire O'Malley, Paul Howell MP

Celebrate Science returned with a bang

Our Celebrate Science festival which took place during the half-term holiday on 25 - 27 October, was a resounding success after welcoming over 6,000 visitors into the marquee across three days.
A girl experimenting perfume scents with Procter & Gamble

Professor co-author of new book into safeguarding of young people

Professor Carlene Firmin MBE from our Department of Sociology has collaborated with Professor Michelle Lefevre, lead author, from the University of Sussex to produce a new research book.
Professor Carlene Firmin speaking at an event

Conserving Durham City’s oldest standing building

Work has started on conserving and improving the oldest standing building in Durham City – the 11th century Norman Chapel inside Durham Castle.
Interior of the Norman Chapel, Durham

A world leader in sustainability

We’ve been recognised as one of the top universities in the world for taking action to address the most pressing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) challenges facing society today.
Student writing notes on a pad of paper

Global league table success

We’re celebrating being ranked in the world top 50 of a prestigious league table.
Students looking at a laptop while sitting at a desk

Durham students take part in Memorandum of Understanding ceremony at Canadian High Commission

In a ceremony yesterday (20 October), Durham students Risako Takamura (Law) and Hannah Moore (Geography with Year Abroad) were invited to London to deliver short speeches at the Canadian High Commission.
Durham students Risako Takamura and Hannah Moore at the Canadian High Commission in London in October 2022

First Sir Harry Evans investigative journalism fellow announced

Reuters, Durham University and Tina Brown have announced Texas-based journalist and photographer Waylon Cunningham as the first fellow of the Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism.
Waylon Cunningham

International physics honour for Durham University historian

A leading body representing physicists across the world has presented one of its most prestigious honours to a Durham historian.
Joseph D Martin smiles at camera standing in the countryside

Artificial intelligence takes guesswork out of lateral flow tests

Artificial intelligence is everywhere, even though we normally can’t ‘see’ it. From what Netflix recommends we watch to the answers Alexa gives us to random questions, AI is at work behind-the-scenes.
Someone dropping liquid onto a lateral flow test.

European colonialism is still visible in today’s plant distributions

European colonialism is still evident in the spread and prevalence of plants in countries around the world, according to new research involving our Department of Biosciences.
Close up of a Black Locust tree with white flowers