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Remembering Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp

Following the news of her death aged 93, we are remembering with fondness and pride the contribution that Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp made to the field of Archaeology and to Durham University.
A portrait of Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp

Celebrate Jazz Day with Dr Andy Hamilton

April 30 is International Jazz Day, which was designated by the UN to celebrate jazz music worldwide. Professor Andy Hamilton is the Director of Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics Research Cluster in the Department of Philosophy and he discusses his personal interest in jazz as well as the philosophy of improvisation below.
person playing the trumpet

Esports success for Team Durham

Congratulations to Durham University Esports and Gaming who finished 3rd in the NSE (National Student Esports) British University Esports Championship powered by Intel, the official esports competition of British universities.
Team Onifans collecting their trophy as winners in the NUEL VALORANT competition

We have joined the Turing University Network

We have further strengthened our ties to The Alan Turing Institute and our connections with other top-ranking universities by becoming a member of the Institute’s newly launched Turing University Network.
AI robot

Team Durham battle for a place in the University Challenge semi-finals

After winning their first quarter-final match but being narrowly beaten in another, the round-robin format sees the team go up against UCL in a must-win game at the later than usual time of 9pm, 24th April on BBC2.
Team Durham play UCL in the quarter-final of University Challenge

Celebrate Spanish Language Day with Dr Yarí Pérez Marín

April 23 is Spanish Language Day, one of a series of Language Days selected by the United Nations to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Dr Yarí Pérez Marín, an Associate Professor and Director of Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, discusses her research as well as the duality of the Spanish language.
Spanish language medical texts early modern period

First research flight images from innovative balloon-borne telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team behind the successful first research flight of an innovative balloon-borne telescope that will investigate the mystery of dark matter.
A host of stars with the Tarantula Nebula at its centre

Have your say on your Careers Service

Our Careers and Enterprise Team are inviting students to share their experiences and have an input to their services, by taking part in a series of Focus Groups and completing an online survey. The team are encouraging students to provide feedback on the activities and services they offer, to ensure they are meeting the needs of students seeking information or advice on employment.
Two students walking into the Careers Office in teh Palatine Centre

Community events with a big impact

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some events taking place in Durham this spring.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

New research shows why some children may be slower to learn words

A new research study has revealed why some children may be slower to learn words than others.
A woman interacting with an infant child using objects

Celebrate Chinese Language Day with Ethnomusicologist Dr Samuel Horlor

April 20 is Chinese Language Day, one of a series of Language Days selected by the United Nations to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Dr Samuel Horlor, a Teaching Fellow in Ethnomusicology in our Music Department, discusses his research on Chinese popular music with a particular focus on audiency, street music, and music's embeddedness in everyday urban life.
Chinese street musicians

Norman Chapel Project - Update

Work is now well underway on the first phase of the Norman Chapel Conservation Project. Visitors to Palace Green will be aware of the on-going work, with contractors and building equipment on site since November 2022. This first phase of the project has been part funded with £80k provided by the Wolfson Foundation towards the cost of restoration.
Interior of the Norman Chapel, Durham