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Video of the week

Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships: Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture - applications for 2017 competition open

During the course of this film, the Director of the Programme, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova explains the various components of the programme, with current PhD students commenting on the values of each of the distinct parts of the course and the training that this programme offers. This programme provides collaborative, interdisciplinary training in Visual Culture.


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Comment and opinion

Moana fulfils Disney's long journey from timid princess to empowered working woman

Professor Mark Learmonth, Durham Business School and colleagues Nancy Harding (University of Bradford) and Martyn Griffin (University of Leeds) have written a study on the depiction of the working woman in Disney films. 

(7 Dec 2016) » More about Moana fulfils Disney's long journey from timid princess to empowered working woman


How PTSD treatment can learn from ancient warrior rituals

Karen O'Donnell, Research Fellow in CODEC, describes how lessons may be learned from ancient cultures to help support armed forces personnel today.

(30 Nov 2016) » More about how PTSD treatment can learn from ancient warrior rituals


Does global warming mean the Arctic's fabled energy resources will finally be exploited?

Research postgraduate Michael Laiho from the Durham Energy Institute dispels four myths about the Arctic's oil and gas reserves.

(28 Nov 2016) » More about does global warming mean the Arctic's fabled energy resources will finally be exploited?


Events

Saturday Morning Physics!

Aimed at high school students and adults interested in Modern Physics. Some of the department's world class scientists will talk on their fascinating research topics including astrophysics, cosmology, materials science, lasers, quantum mechanics and particle physics The talks will be supplemented by some hands-on activities after a coffee break. All welcome, no need to pre-book!

Ushaw Lecture and Christmas Carol Service

Bennett Zon (Durham) - 'O Come All Ye Faithful': A Musical Mystery Tour, followed by the Ushaw Christmas Carol Service. Drinks Reception: 5.30pm; Lecture: 6pm–7.15pm; Carol Service 7.30pm

‘Their voices made them do it? Media stereotypes, voice-hearing...

When someone who hears voices commits a violent crime, it is often reported in the media as if the fact they heard voices is sufficient explanation. Is this true, or is there much more to the story?

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

We're recruiting

Upcoming Web Chats

This online event is aimed at prospective undergraduate applicants to Durham University. It is a great opportunity to have your questions answered about the Durham University experience.

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Webchats will return in March 2017 - if you wish to be emailed when the webchats occur, please sign up here.

Winter Congregation 2017

For further details of graduation ceremonies for staff and students click here