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A warm welcome to all new students arriving at Durham University

A warm welcome to all new students arriving at Durham University

Durham soars in latest world university rankings

Durham soars in latest world university rankings

Bigger role for pharmacies

Pharmacies could be key to tackling health inequalities in England as Durham University research shows the vast majority of citizens live within easy walking distance of one.

Fusion energy could be the future

Fusion energy could be the future

Low cost ethical loans for postgraduate study

Low cost ethical loans for postgraduate study

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Professor Damian Hampshire talks about fusion energy, suggesting it could be economically viable.

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Is there life on Mars?

Hannah Earnshaw, Mars One candidate and PhD student in extragalactic astronomy, reflects on the news from NASA that there is water on the Red Planet.

(1 Oct 2015) » More about is there life on Mars?

Growing demand for cancer care

Primary care doctors are ill-prepared to deal with the growing demand for cancer care. A new report, led by Professor Greg Rubin from the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health, outlines the challenges and possible solutions.

(30 Sep 2015) » More about growing demand for cancer care

Grassroots or elite sport?

Current figures show fewer than one in five of us take part in sport three or more times a week. Dr Iain Lindsey, Lecturer in Sport Policy and Development, examines the ‘Carrot and Stick’ approach to funding and looks at the challenges the Government faces to improve sport participation. 

(29 Sep 2015) » More about grassroots or elite sport?


'Nissan: 30 Years On' Exhibition

12 June - 18 October
Reflecting on the impact of three decades of Nissan in the lives of the people of North East England. This exhibition is a collaboration between photographer James Sebright and writer and audio artist Rachel Cochrane and uses photography, written word, audio and film to capture portraits of the people behind the machinery at North East England's largest employer.

Durham Book Festival 2015

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 October
From politics to poetry, fiction to feminism, the Durham Book Festival welcomes a host of writers and events for reader of all ages this October.
Durham University is a partner in the festival and has invited award-winning poet Sinead Morrisey to be this year’s Festival Laureate.

Oriental Inspirations Exhibition

9 October - 17 December
An exhibition of new works by members of the Northern Potters Association inspired by the Oriental Museum’s collections.
Over the last 18 month curators at the museum have collaborated with the North East Regional Group of the Northern Potters Association to inspire new works of art. The potters have used all parts of the museum’s collection as their starting point; textiles, painting, calligraphy and sculpture as well as ceramics. The result is an exhibition of varied and exciting new works by more than a dozen ceramicists from across the North of England, all of which reflect the richness of the museum’s collections.

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

UK's Best Value University

Durham University has been named the UK’s best value university by Find more reasons to study at Durham on our undergraduate pages