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Can humans ever live in peace? Conflict resolution expert Roger Mac Ginty shares his thoughts

Roger Mac Ginty is a Professor in Defence, Development and Diplomacy in our School of Government and International Affairs.
Professor Roger Mac Ginty and the cover of his book

Looking back to Lumiere, and ahead to the end of the year

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reviews recent and upcoming community events and activities.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Durham staff member honoured by National Student Esports

Kylie Kendrick from our Computing and Information Services team has been named as October’s Intel Monthly Most Valued Player by National Student Esports.
Kylie Kendrick in esports action

Durham Solar Car Team achieves best ever result in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

We are very excited to share that our Solar Car Team has done very well in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and finished in 11th position in the Challenge Class of the competition.
Durham Solar Car team in Australia

Answering the question of Supergalactic Plane’s missing spiral galaxies

Our cosmologists have found an answer to why spiral galaxies like our Milky Way are largely missing from part of our Local Universe called the Supergalactic Plane.
An elliptical and spiral galaxy sit side by side against a backdrop of space and stars

Why we need a unified tertiary education funding system

Shaid Mahmood, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), has joined leaders from across the education sector to call for a unified funding system for English universities and further education colleges.
A male to the left of the picture speaks to an audience, off picture, from behind a lectern. Four others are seated in the background

Chancellor discusses regional development with University community

Durham University Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill, met with staff, students and friends of the University as they came together to discuss the topic of regional development.
People in the audience at the Meet the Chancellor event

Supporting local charities with this year’s Christmas Wish Tree

Our Christmas Wish Tree campaign is back, giving you the opportunity to support three local charities and help someone in need this Christmas.
Christmas tree graphic with the text

Joining forces for the Festive Food Drive 2023

Our Volunteering and Outreach team has launched the annual Festive Food Drive 2023 to collect as many food items as possible to help families who need a little extra support this Christmas. This year we’re aiming for a bumper Food Drive as we’ve teamed up with our fellow North East universities; Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside, in a bid to collect as many items as possible and make as big a difference as possible to our local communities across the region.
Graphic from the Festive Food Drive

Late Prehistoric discovery turns archaeological assumptions on their head

For a team of archaeologists digging in south-west Spain, the discovery of a Bronze/Iron Age stela – a funerary stone slab with carvings depicting an important individual – would have been exciting enough. But to find a stela that challenges long-standing interpretations of how the carvings represent gender and social roles in prehistoric times, was beyond the teams’ wildest dreams.
Image shows when the stela, or stone carving, when it was discovered by the archaeological team in Spain.

Meet Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Get to know Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Picture of Dr Silvia Nagy

Our researchers are among the most cited in the world

Physicists from our Institute for Computational Cosmology have been named on a prestigious list for their world-leading research.
Professors Carlos Frenk Adrian Jenkins and Tom Theuns