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Queer Student Awards

We are delighted to have been nominated for University of the Year in The Queer Student Awards 2023.
Students in a Pride event on Palace Green in Durham City, holding banners and placards

Durham scientists reveal nearly two million galaxies, quasars and stars in the distant Universe

Scientists have observed for the first time two million distant galaxies, quasars and stars that will help create the most detailed 3-D map of the Universe ever, which will further advance our understanding of the Universe and of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
An image of the 20 different directions used to capture images of the sky by DESI

Wuhan University visits Durham to build our strategic partnership

On 31 May 2023, we were very pleased to welcome colleagues from Wuhan University to Durham to meet with colleagues from our Science and Social Sciences and Health faculties. The visit builds on our renewed undergraduate and doctoral student exchange agreements and saw enthusiasm from both sides to deepen collaborations in education and research.
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Time to get active: Durham City Run Festival returns

Durham City Run Festival returns to our historic city this year, providing summer competition, fun, and celebration.
Durham City Run Festival 2023

Celebrating our winning Volunteers

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUVO) Awards.  These annual awards celebrate the positive impact the work of our volunteers has on individuals, the community, and our partners. Many of our students and staff were recognised for the invaluable contribution they make to over 20 different projects.
Group of DUSVO Volunteering Awards winners 2023

MA Students Produce New Archaeology Exhibition

A diverse group of international students, including participants from North America, China and India, have worked together to produce the latest exhibition on display at the Museum of Archaeology. ‘Throwing it Out There: The Archaeology of Ritual, Rivers and Rubbish’ will open on 15 June. The students have created this exhibition as part of their course, the MA Museum and Artefact Studies, in the Department of Archaeology.
range of small objects surrounded by blue shapes to denote a river

Explore our June Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
Botanic Garden

Ukrainian Talk Series draws US security expert panel

The closing talk in our Ukrainian Talk Series for this academic year took place recently at the Gala Theatre in Durham, UK.
From left to right: Prof Anoush Ehteshami, Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah Chair in International Relations, Durham University Bob Jensen, Senior Managing Director, Strat3 LLC, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Dr Markian Prokopovych, Associate Professor (Modern European Cultural History), Durham University Dr Igor Kotsiuba, CAR

We have joined the new £4.17m Digital Health Hub ‘NortHFutures’

We are part of a ground-breaking £4.17m Digital Health Hub for the North East and Cumbria, in collaboration with five universities and seven NHS trusts.
Digital health hub

Slow and steady wins the race with primate release

Meet Brek, Kiki de Mpacka, Vue de Loin and Kento – four rescued mandrills who were released back into the wild as part of a project led by our anthropologists.
A montage image of four mandrills

Carbon neutral heat beneath our feet ‘could supply large parts of UK’

New research from some of our leading energy experts has shown that the UK sits on underground heat capable of providing sustainable, carbon-neutral heating and cooling for large areas of the nation.
Geothermal vent

Key climate temperature goals could be too high

Scientists – including one of Durham’s leading glaciologists - and several countries highly vulnerable to climate change have warned that key global temperature goals might be too high.
A snow and icy landscape with a clear blue sky