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Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton from the School of Education explain why creativity is a quality that exists in every human being.

(16 Oct 2018) » More about Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Three things we can all learn from people who don't use smartphones or social media

Dr Mariann Hardey from Durham University Business School and Rowland Atkinson from University of Sheffield explain why disconnecting can be a good thing.

(21 Sep 2018) » More about things to learn from those who don't use social media

The Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages

Dr Guzel Yusupova from Modern Languages and Culture looks at the Russians who are protesting against the Kremlin.

(12 Sep 2018) » More about the Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages


Playing with Time Exhibition

Encompassing three interactive, kinetic and optical sculptural objects, this installation in our Malcolm MacDonald Gallery aims to engage families and independent adults with complex ideas relating to the physics and philosophy of time, through an exhibition of playful and accessible artworks.

Celebrate Science 2018

Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 October
The FREE, family-friendly science festival returns this October half term!
Now in its 9th year, Celebrate Science will once again bring science to life, with amazing activities and exciting experiments showing younger children how science shapes their world.
Visit the Celebrate Science Webpages for details of all the exciting events and activities taking place!


Music Durham Lunchtime Concert Series
Enjoy a free concert, this Week featuring Chris Knight (voice), David Hedley (oboe) and Pamina Husseini (violin)

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

Information for Freshers

Welcome & Induction

Welcome to all our new students! You can find everything you need to settle in and make the most of your time here on our induction pages

Freedom of expression

Student discussions

As a University, we are committed to freedom of expression within the law and we encourage free expression and debate amongst our staff, students and visitors. This reflects our core values as a university. More information on our commitment to freedom of expression.