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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

How Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him

Dr Neil Visalvanich from SGIA looks at the history of presidential scandal to assess Trump's chances of weathering this latest storm.

(22 Aug 2018) » More about how Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him


Behind the scenes with the Conservation team

Join us for an introduction to the work of the conservation unit at Palace Green Library. This is a Free event but booking is required.

Behind Gilded Walls: Tales of wonder, the Gothic, and Islamic...

The final Late Summer Lecture organised by the Department of English Studies crosses cultures to explore the how Islamic mythology is used by contemporary Muslim authors to appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. Free and open to the public.

Durham Book Festival 2018

Durham University is delighted to announce its support for the 2018 Durham Book Festival which returns to the city from 5 - 14 October. The annual literary event will feature a huge range of inspiring talks, readings and performances from some of the most talented contemporary writers, artists and thinkers.

Durham University is once again proud to sponsor the Festival Laureateship. This year’s Laureate, Jacob Polley, is regarded as one of the leading talents of the new generation of British poets.

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

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Welcome & Induction

Congratulations on securing a place at Durham University! Find out more about what you have to look forward to here.

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.