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8th April 2021

Melting ice sheets caused sea levels to rise up to 18 metres

Research led by our geography department has found that previous ice loss events caused sea-levels to rise around 3.6 metres per century, offering vital clues as to what lies ahead should climate change continue.

4th April 2021

Sexually violent pornography regularly advertised to first time users

Sexually violent pornography is being regularly promoted to first-time visitors on the landing pages of the UK’s most popular pornography websites, finds the largest study of online pornographic content to date.

25th March 2021

Spanish cinema expert appointed honorary vice-consul

A Durham University professor, who is an expert in Spanish cinema and culture, has been appointed to the prestigious post of Honorary Vice-Consul.

National praise for our knowledge exchange

We’re proud to have performed strongly in the first ever national exercise that measures how we share our knowledge and expertise with businesses, charities and community organisations.

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Freedom of expression

Durham University is committed to freedom of expression within the law and to the safety of staff, students and visitors to the University. 

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Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and improving the local environment, and our researchers are tackling some of the biggest issues facing our planet. 

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Featured video

Nature’s Audio – creating a national sample of garden birdsong

Find out about Nature’s Audio, a new project from our Department of Biosciences which is inviting people to tune into nature’s playlist and help create a national sample of garden birdsong.

31st March 2021

New Master of Energy Systems Management

We’re pleased to announce we have launched a new Master of Energy Systems Management (MESM) programme today, starting in September 2021.

The one year full-time programme, will be taught by the Business School, and the Department of Engineering, in partnership with the Durham Energy Institute. We plan to introduce a part-time online and blended option for the following academic year.

31st March 2021

Our VR Labs

Our Archaeology team has worked with Danish company Labster, to make a series of interactive, virtual labs available for students to hone their hands on skills.

30th March 2021

New support for students with a disability

Our Disability Support Service has developed exciting new initiatives since the start of the pandemic to help our students access the support they need.

From our student blogSouth College in the Year of Covid

In this blog we hear from Professor Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College as he takes over the student blog in this special edition. He explains what it’s been like starting up a new college community in the year of covid and how the spirit of south is truly alive!

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