Leading human rights lawyer formally opens new Durham Law School building
Leading barrister and human rights lawyer Baroness Helena Kennedy has officially opened Durham University’s impressive new Law School building.
Brain frontal lobes not sole centre of human intelligence
Human intelligence cannot be explained by the size of the brain’s frontal lobes, say researchers.
Prestigious election for Durham University Physics professor
A Physics professor at Durham University has been elected to the highly respected fellowship of the Royal Society.
Durham secures world-leading status in latest QS Subject Rankings
Durham University has reinforced its position as a world-leading centre of scholarship according to its successful results in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject.
Durham ranked as top five UK University
Durham University has further cemented its place as one of the UK’s leading universities, according to a new league table.
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As women live longer and have fewer children, they are becoming taller and slimmer, study finds
A Durham University study of people living in rural Gambia shows that the modern-day “demographic transition” towards living longer and having fewer children may also lead women to be taller and slimmer.
Durham University and Archbishops’ Council sign historic agreement
Durham University has linked with the Archbishops’ Council in an historic partnership to provide a suite of higher education awards for ordinands, lay ministry students and others studying in colleges, courses and dioceses in England.
Museum find proves exotic ‘big cat’ prowled British countryside a century ago
The rediscovery of a mystery animal in a museum’s underground storeroom proves that a non-native ‘big cat’ prowled the British countryside at the turn of the last century.
Researchers make a significant step forward in combating antibiotic resistance
Researchers are one step closer to understanding why antibiotics are ineffective against certain types of bacteria.
The future of malaria control is uncertain, according to world-leading academic
Steve Lindsay, Professor in the School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is a world-leading authority on the control of malaria.
Undetected heart failure a big problem in care homes, says research
One in five elderly people living in care homes may be living with undiagnosed heart failure, according to research.
Mephedrone bolsters illegal drug use
Experienced clubbers are more likely to add the former ‘legal high’ mephedrone to their drug repertoires rather than use it to replace popular established club drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, according to new research involving Durham University.
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Writer calls on local historians to re-trace St Cuthbert’s final journey
Durham University writer-in-residence, Richard W Hardwick, is calling on local historians to help re-trace St Cuthbert’s final journey, a momentous seven year, thousand mile trek that began when the Community of St Cuthbert fled Viking invasion in 875 with the body of St Cuthbert, the Lindisfarne Gospels and other treasures and relics.
New telescope brings distant galaxies into sharp focus
Durham University astronomers have played a key role in research using a powerful new telescope to bring images of the distant Universe into much sharper focus.
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Newly-discovered 12th century recipes to be recreated at Durham University event
Newly-discovered food recipes from a 12th century Durham Priory manuscript have been found to predate the earliest known ones by 150 years. The recipes are to be recreated at a Durham University event later in the month.
New fracking research led by Durham University finds it is “not significant” in causing earthquakes
A new study of hundreds of thousands of hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) operations has found that the process has only caused earth tremors that could be felt on the surface in three cases.
Academic reacts to Derby fire trial
Dr Thom Brooks, of Durham Law School, has studied polygamy and polyamory.
Here he examines some of the issues behind the unusual domestic arrangements of Mick and Mairead Philpott, who together with their friend, Paul Moseley, were convicted of manslaughter after starting a fire at the Philpott family home in Derby. The blaze killed six children.
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Lottery funding for new sports pitch
Durham University has received a further boost to its multi-million pound sports facilities.
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Access to Russell Group universities ‘far from fair’, according to new research
Access to Russell Group universities is ‘far from fair’, according to a new study.
Tickets go on sale for Lindisfarne Gospels Durham
Tickets for this summer’s unique and eagerly awaited Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition are now on sale.
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New citizenship test is unfit for purpose, according to immigration expert
Dr Thom Brooks, of Durham University, an expert on citizenship and immigration, said the new Life in the UK citizenship test needed urgent wholesale revision.
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New study to test effectiveness of therapy service for children affected by sexual abuse
Sexual abuse has an often devastating and long-term impact on the lives of many children and young people — for these children the future can be very dark indeed.
Durham University plays leading role in equipping the world’s largest telescope
Durham is leading two pivotal projects to provide instruments for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), one of the biggest science collaborations in history.
Widespread badger cull will not prevent TB in cattle, concludes new Durham University research
A widespread badger cull will not solve the problem of tuberculosis in cattle, according to new research by Durham University. But the study says that it may play a part in controlling infection levels in problem hotspots in the UK.
Durham University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Education
Durham University has appointed Professor Tom Ward as Pro-Vice Chancellor of Education and Professor of Mathematics.
World-famous opera star Sir Thomas Allen appointed Chancellor of Durham University
Celebrated opera star Sir Thomas Allen, who has performed on some of the world's great stages, has been appointed to a new leading role as Chancellor of Durham University.
Durham Declares as University Fees Market Takes Shape
England's third oldest university, renowned for the quality and employability of its graduates, has announced plans to charge a headline fee of £9,000 per year to undergraduates from 2012.
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