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Universities' £2.2bn impact on North East England 

The five universities in the North East of England have come together to launch a joint report highlighting the positive impact we make in the region.
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National Storytelling Week: Hear the Stories of our Award-winning Writers

During National Storytelling Week, 30 January – 5 February, we are celebrating the incredible storytelling talents within our University community. Novelists, biographers, poets, playwrights and actors; our academics and our students find diverse ways to tell a good yarn. Here we hear from two acclaimed writers, Naomi Booth and Claire Harman, who also teach the Creative Writing MA, MLitt and PhD courses run by the Department of English Studies.

Students Share their Stories during National Storytelling Week

During National Storytelling Week, 30 January – 5 February, we have been hearing from three budding writers who are currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing in the Department of English Studies.
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National Storytelling Week: I am Waiting for You

During National Storytelling Week, we hear from Abir Hamdar, Professor in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University, and also playwright and author of short stories.
I am Waiting for You

New study foresees threat of invasive species in UK’s Overseas Territories

A leading scientist from our Department of Biosciences has collaborated with researchers from UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology to predict which invasive species could pose a future threat to the UK’s ecologically unique Overseas Territories.
St Helena

DUCT presents Twelfth Night by William Sharespeare

Durham University Classical Theatre (DUCT) are bringing 17th century London to 21st -century Durham with this family-friendly Shakespearean comedy from February 16 - 18
Twelfth Night

How the first year at school can boost earnings in later life

Children who start school in the most effective classes can expect to earn more than their peers in later life, according to a new study by Durham University and the Department for Education.
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Never Give Up

On the 5th of February 2023 local musicians and Durham University students will stand united against suicide at the Never Give Up concert.
Students from the group Foot Notes singing at Never Give Up

Reach Society Corporate Champion Award

We are pleased to announce that the University has been presented with the Reach Society’s Corporate Champion award for ‘Contribution as an Outstanding Collaboration Partner’.
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DULOG Presents Hello Dolly

Durham University’s Light Opera Group, better known as DULOG, are excited to bring you Durham University Student Theatre’s largest Musical Theatre event of the calendar, ‘Hello Dolly!’ from 8th-12th February at the Gala Durham.
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Get active with Durham's university

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien looks into the what the New Year has to offer.
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Researchers propose compulsory climate change teaching in core law curriculum

New research by our top-rated Law School is urging that climate change education should be made compulsory across the core law curriculum.
Climate change law
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