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Ups and downs in mood may affect performance in ultramarathons

Many long-distance runners will know how it feels for that little voice in your head to make you feel good one minute and terrible the next.
Female ultrarunner with a backpack in the forest

Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

We’ve been ranked 6th in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
Durham ranked 6th in UK university guide

Durham University in UK top 5 of influential league table

We’ve been ranked 5th in The Guardian University Guide 2022
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Prestigious awards for future leaders

Durham is a hub for research excellence and our academics prove that year in and year out through their ground-breaking research. We are delighted that two of our academics, Dr Clare Mahon and Dr Sownak Bose, have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships for their projects.

Government Covid response did not effectively support UK migrants

Our research suggests that the Government’s response to curbing the spread of Covid-19 did not do enough to support the challenges or needs of migrants living in the UK.
Benedetta Cappellini - New University

Discovering the early records of Merlin the Magician

Experts from Durham and Bristol universities have identified some of the oldest surviving manuscript fragments of the legend of Merlin the Magician.
Bristol Merlin manuscript

Professor discovers missing link in carbon cycle through the study of rocks

Professor Robert Hilton from our Department of Geography has found a missing link in the natural carbon cycle through the study of rocks.
Carbon rocks

Law professor to help review UK medical practice

One of our Law professors will play a key role in the review of professional values, knowledge and behaviours expected of UK medics.
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Durham: a world-leading university

We’re celebrating three league table successes that demonstrate how Durham is a world-leading and world-changing university.
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How bursts of rain in pre-historic Arabia helped human migration

New archaeological finds show that periods of increased rainfall transformed the Arabian Desert into a regular route for human migration over the last 400,000 years.
Archaeologists in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia carrying out fieldwork

The fantasy of sustainability

Professor Thom Brooks from our Durham Law School comments on climate change.
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Countdown to COP26 - Durham representatives to attend COP26

Representatives from Durham University will be attending COP26 following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
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