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Do you remember the first time you saw Durham? A trip down memory lane for Durham alumni to mark the 150th anniversary of Durham Alumni Support.

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Children with mild attention problems need support

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Dr Christine Merrell from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains why it is important for teachers to spot children with mild attention problems in the classroom

(28 Apr 2016) » More about children with mild attention problems need support

Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes

Dr Tom Robinson, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography says population growth in earthquake zones is putting more lives at risk, and explores methods to reduce the losses and devastation caused when they hit.

(25 Apr 2016) » More about Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes

Callous Brexit tweeters will lose the battle for hearts and minds

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Professor Thom Brooks responds to the Brexit tweeters who used the Brussels attacks as an opportunity to score political points.

(23 Mar 2016) » More about callous Brexit tweeters will lose the battle for hearts and minds


Plays, Processions, and Parchment: Discovering Festive Traditions...

19 April - 22 May 2016.
Did you know that a man-eating dragon once visited Durham City? Or that the oldest play in Britain may have been written in the North East? Or that Lord Neville of Raby claimed the right to enter Durham cathedral once a year and make an offering of a recently killed stag on the altar in Durham Cathedral?

The North East region is rich in a history of now-forgotten folk traditions, performances, plays and rituals. Rediscover your past at this free exhibition.

Matching policy and people? Results from empirical research in...

In this lecture, Winther will summarise some of the central findings from her empirical research in Norway on how households respond to various measures that promote sustainable electricity consumption.

Finding Common Ground: Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and...

The Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue
We are honoured that the guest speaker for this annual lecture will be Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA. Professor Evans was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years and a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments for thirteen, including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96.

From lectures, conferences and exhibitions, to concerts, plays and family activities, see our full programme of events on the What's On Guide.

New postgraduate funding source

Working in partnership with an established credit union, Durham University is delighted to be able to offer UK postgraduate taught students of all ages the opportunity of applying for low cost ethical loans. Find out more about the Durham University NEFirst Postgraduate Loan Scheme.

International Summer School 2016

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