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Empowering engineers with open conversations

This Sunday 23 June is the 11th International Women in Engineering Day, led by the Women’s Engineering Society UK. To mark this important day, which has the theme ‘Enhanced by Engineering’, we discussed this year’s Durham University Empowering Engineers Symposium 2024 with Dr Beth Barnes, Assistant Professor.
Four women in engineering, one holding microphone and cradling baby, sitting on a panel discussing engineering

Professor Paul Denny and team win prestigious MRC Outstanding Team Impact Prize

An international team of scientists led by Professor Paul Denny from our top-rated Biosciences and Chemistry departments has made significant strides in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) such as leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.
Neglected tropical diseases network team members

Encampment on Palace Green, Durham City

Durham University is managing actively the encampment protest on Palace Green, which was established in the early hours of Friday 10 May.
View of Palace Green in Durham with Durham Cathedral in the background

Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month: Durham spin-out given the go-ahead to trial new treatments

June is Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Awareness Month. Andy Whiting, an Emeritus Professor in our Department of Chemistry and CEO of our spin-out company Nevrargenics Limited, explains how his team is using new funding to discover new treatments and hopefully a cure for the condition.
A scientist probing a plastic brain

Research reveals how sighted and blind people’s brains change when they learn to echolocate

New research from our Department of Psychology has shown that the brains of sighted and blind people adapt in a similar way when they learn to use sound echoes to understand the world without vision.
A graphic of a human brain in bright colours

Durham Law expert joins call to change law on image-based abuse

Professor Clare McGlynn in Durham Law School is playing a key role in a new national campaign to demand a change in the law surrounding image-based abuse.
Close up of a woman's hand operating a mobile phone

How Durham University is contributing to the health agenda

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores how we are contributing to the health agenda, locally and globally.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Record-breaking season for sport at Durham

Our student sports clubs have achieved an all-time record for the University by winning 13 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) national championships this season.

PalTV retain National Broadcaster of the Year title

Palatinate's TV branch, PalTV, was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year in April by the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) at its awards ceremony in Manchester.
A group of people posing for a photo

Royal honour for Professor Harriet Bulkeley

One of our leading geography researchers has been honoured by His Majesty King Charles III.
A head and shoulders photograph of Professor Harriet Bulkeley

New Biodiversity Manager’s ambitious vision for sustainability

We’ve appointed a new Biodiversity Manager to further cement our position as one of the ‘greenest’ universities in the world.   
New Biodiversity Manager Ian Armstrong smiling in front of a pond

Award winning volunteers 2024

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Durham University Volunteering and Outreach Awards, presented at the annual celebration dinner, hosted by Trevelyan College. The evening showcased the positive impact the work of over 300 staff and student volunteers has on individuals, the Durham community and our partner organisations.
Durham University Staff and student award winners 2024