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Deaf Awareness Week 2022

The theme of this year’s Deaf Awareness Week (2 to 8 May) focuses on inclusion deafness and highlights the impact of hearing loss on everyday life. Research from within our top-rated History Department examines deafness and hardness of hearing from people’s experiences in 18th century salons and academies, to the relationship between modern technologies and hearing loss in the present day.
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Durham becomes the largest All-Steinway school in the UK

With a project spanning three years, Durham became the largest All-Steinway school in the nation in April. In the enviable position of having 61 Steinways throughout the University in both its Music Department and Colleges, all students, regardless of music experience, will be able to enjoy music at its finest, with these wonderful, world-class instruments.
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Record breaking success for Palatinate in National Student Awards

Palatinate has enjoyed great success in two sets of national awards over the Easter holiday period. The team secured a record-breaking 24 nominations for the Student Publication Awards 2022 and went on to win in seven categories, including: Best Website, Best Sports Section and Best Reporter.
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International research collaboration to tackle climate change

We’re supporting the Climate Action #MadeAtUni campaign and are proud to announce that we have six new research collaborations with the University of Notre Dame, USA, to help tackle pressing global issues such as climate change and how we can improve the use of solar energy.
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Working together to achieve environmental sustainability

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

Give India’s bidi cigarette rollers a voice, researchers say

India’s bidi cigarette workers need to be at the heart of discussions about finding alternatives to working in the tobacco industry.
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Durham recognised as global leader in sustainability

We’re excited to have been recognised as contributing more to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), demonstrating our commitment to a sustainable future.
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Durham expert leads advisory group on new guidance for doctors

New duties for doctors to tackle toxic cultures are among proposals put forward for public consultation by the General Medical Council (GMC).
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Developing new gene variants to breed climate resilient chickpeas

Scientists from our top-rated Biosciences Department working with colleagues from Harran University in Turkey and University of California Davis in the USA, have discovered that flowering time in chickpeas and its wild relatives are influenced by one to three major genes.

Protecting cultural heritage around the world

We’re excited to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage.
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First Steinway pianos arrive in style

Wednesday 20 April 2022 was a landmark day in our journey to become an All-Steinway School. This is an accreditation that demonstrates our commitment to excellence and to providing the very best equipment possible for the study and practice of music - and a day that began with a sense of nervous anticipation.
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University welcomes stronger connections with India

Strengthening educational ties between the UK and India is one of the areas of focus of the UK Prime Minister’s visit to India this week.
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