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Professor Carlene Firmin gets the Green Light

Professor Carlene Firmin, MBE, delivered her inaugural lecture in style with over 2500 participants registering to watch online.
Professor Carlene Firmin

Guidelines on Physical Activity for Disabled Children and Young People

Disabled children and young people will be supported to be more physically active following the publication of new guidelines from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs). The guidelines are underpinned by research from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Bristol and Disabilities Rights UK.
Family exercising playing football.

The colourful Holi Festival is back at the Oriental Museum

Students and community volunteers will spring into action to help celebrate the spectacular Indian festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum.
Hindu festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum

Still time to get involved in Student Volunteering Week

Student volunteering week (7 to 13 February) is now well underway and has seen some great work done by our students over the last few days, but there is still plenty of time to get yourself involved!
Student Volunteering Week

Year of the Tiger celebrations in Durham City

As a global University, with staff and students from over 120 countries, we were delighted to take part in celebrations across Durham City centre on 5 February to welcome the Year of the Tiger. This event marked a particular highlight in Durham’s varied cultural calendar.
Tea drinking, Lion dance parade and dancing at the Durham City Year of the Tiger celebrations

Durham Revue team up with Cambridge Footlights for ‘ComedyFest!

Hot on the heels of recent sell-out runs across the country, Durham Revue our very own nationally renowned sketch comedy troupe, are bringing their hilarious new material to a home audience at Gala Durham this February - and they won’t be alone. They will be joined by Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning, The Cambridge Footlights, to present ‘ComedyFest!’
Durham Revue ComedyFest

Scientists unveil most accurate virtual representation of the Universe

An international team of researchers, including Professor Carlos Frenk, Professor Adrian Jenkins and Dr. John Helly from our Department of Physics, has produced the largest and most accurate computer simulation to date of our local patch of the Universe.
Virtual Universe

Coronavirus conspiracy believers might be less likely to follow public health measures

Coronavirus conspiracy theories have spread rapidly during the pandemic. But does belief in such theories affect how likely someone is to follow Covid-19 public health guidelines?
Image showing a face mask

Durham University Appoints New Academic Registrar

Dr Monika Nangia has been appointed as Academic Registrar for Durham University.
A picture of the new Academic Registrar

Sports and Cultural Events in County Durham

This July will see the return of Durham City Run Festival. Once again we’ll be supporting the event as a major partner. The festival will take place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July, with events throughout the city and at our venues. With the return of the popular Durham City Run 10K and 5K races, along with the Run Like a Legend Mile, and Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track.
Sports students with Steve Cram on an athletic track

Helping our region to thrive

We're proud to be part of how North East England is changing and developing, making Durham an even more attractive place to study, work and live.
Student Grace Purnell with Katie Harland-Edminson, Deputy Director, Development, Durham University Development and Alumni Relations, pictured outside the Teaching and Learning Centre

Why we’re backing Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025

We’re proud to be supporting Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025, which has now been formally submitted.
City of Culture - The Tempest