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World's first confocal light microscope to study chiral molecules

Pioneering scientists from our Department of Chemistry have invented the world’s first advanced laser scanning confocal microscope that can track left and right-handed molecules, also known as enantiomers of chiral molecules, within live cells.

How do music listeners think emotions sound like in music?

Experts in our top-rated Music Department are recognised globally for their outstanding innovation and research in Music.
Musical cues

Information about political funding unlikely to sway voters

Greater information about who funds political campaigns is unlikely to influence how people vote, according to new research by our School of Government and International Affairs.
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Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

We would like to wish all those preparing for and celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Tiger a very happy and healthy New Year. We are delighted that this year we will be able to enjoy a range of exciting celebrations taking place across the University and City.
Celebrating Year of the Tiger

Earliest report of ball lightning in England discovered

Our historians and physicists have come together to discover what appears to be the earliest known account of a rare weather phenomenon called ball lightning in England.
A drawing depicting a ball lightning event

Exhibition explores art of traditional storytelling in Japan

We’re exploring the art behind a traditional form of Japanese storytelling in a new exhibition at our Oriental Museum.
The Battle of Komaki: Kato Kiyomasa and Honda Tadakatsu by Yōshū Chikanobu, 1899 CE

Inspiring the extraordinary with project pro:NE

At Durham, we are a community of over 20,000 students and staff from all over the world.

Durham and Steinway – Setting the standard for musical excellence

To celebrate our announcement of becoming an all-Steinway UK University, a number of our musically talented students have recently travelled to London for a rare opportunity to take part in a prestigious Steinway masterclass. The University’s Chancellor and world-renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen, accompanied the group.
Steinway Masterclass

Physics at Durham to lead International Collaboration on “Developing Molecular Quantum Technologies”

Professor Simon Cornish from the Department of Physics has secured funding to lead an international collaboration on “Developing Molecular Quantum Technologies”.
Quantum technology

Ash blanketing Tonga after volcano eruption creates health concerns

Professor Claire Horwell, from our Earth Sciences Department, explores the health risks of ash following the eruption of the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai, near Tonga.
Comparison of Hunga Tonga & Hunga Ha'apai on December 8th, 2021 and January 17th, 2022

Study reveals misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport

Openly misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport may be common amongst male football fans, according to new research involving online message boards.
Fans with their hands in the air cheering in a sports stadium

Durham in world top 30 most international universities

We’ve been named as one of the world’s most international universities by the Times Higher Education (THE).
Two female students walking through Durham City