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Durham Alumna Tasha Stones reaches the semi-final on The Great British Bake Off

The 14th series of the Great British Bake Off has reached the semi-final stage, and alumna Tasha Stones has left the tent. Her journey on the show was one filled with courage, creativity and some fabulous bakes. Our congratulations go to Tasha on reaching the semi-final!
A row of cake slices

Combating Covid-19 with our Computer Science research

Ground-breaking research carried out at our Computer Science Department has helped Government and other organisations to curb the spread of Covid-19. Our scientists and students are conducting pioneering research making a direct impact in the real-world.
Covid-19 cell

Lumiere is back to light up Durham

Lumiere is set to transform Durham into a spectacular outdoor gallery of light installations from 16 – 19 November. As a key partner, we are excited to once again light up the city.
Lumiere installation at St Mary's College 2021

Matariki Network call for seedcorn funding for research

On September 25, the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) launched a call for research seed funding. This funding will develop a stronger relationship between the Network partners in globally relevant fields of research.
MNU Members

New students celebrate officially joining Durham University

Matriculation ceremonies are held annually to welcome new students to the University.
Students filing into the Cathedral in gowns

Professor Graham Towl appointed to key crime reduction role

Professor Graham Towl has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR) which is a key role to help reduce crime in Scotland.
Graham Towl leaning against a fence

Probability in our Mathematical Sciences

Probability is one of the research groups within our Department of Mathematical Sciences. The group is actively involved in research in many areas of probability and its applications.
Graph on an ipad

New simulations shed light on origins of Saturn’s rings and icy Moons 

A new series of supercomputer simulations has offered an answer to the mystery of the origins of Saturn’s rings - one that involves a massive collision in the recent history of the 4.5 billion year old Solar System.
A simulation of an impact between two icy moons in orbit around Saturn, ejecting debris that could evolve into the planet's iconic and remarkably young rings

My Durham Story - Owen Bell

We caught up with Owen Bell who graduated from our department of Mathematical Sciences last year.
Picture of maths graduate Owen Bell

Historic double murder inspires French novel

A literary fiction novel inspired by a real-life double murder in 1930s France has been published by Professor Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures.
Professor Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Revealing the secrets of hidden supermassive black holes

Our astronomers are helping to shed light on hidden supermassive black holes that could further our understanding of galaxy evolution.
Artist's impression of a very bright, red quasar enshrouded by gas and dust against a black background.

Championing students in high-performance computing with Student Cluster Competitions

In our top-rated Department of Computer Science, we offer an unparallel support and opportunities for our students to excel in the world of complex computing.
Computer science students
Three international students sat talking

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