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The Intractable Challenge: Land Insecurity is Linked to Poverty in Africa

Durham University is proud to be leading on a new multidisciplinary project looking at how to address the link between land insecurity and poverty in Africa.


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Comment and opinion

How to understand one of Stephen Hawking's final papers

Professor Ruth Gregory from Mathematical Sciences explains what we can understand from one of Professor Stephen Hawking's final papers, which was published posthumously last week.

(9 May 2018) » More about how to understand one of Stephen Hawking's final papers


Warning signs: how early humans first began to paint animals

Professor Paul Pettitt, from the Department of Archaeology and Derek Hodgson, University of York, explain why figurative art might derive from Neanderthal handprints.

(4 May 2018) » More about warning signs: how early humans first began to paint animals


How research uses the wisdom – and funding – of the crowd

blue tit, smartphone next to river, outline of Lindisfarne island

Billions of people across the world are now connected by the internet and this online crowd is regularly used to provide information and funding to projects both big and small.

(26 Apr 2018) » More about how research uses the wisdom – and funding – of the crowd


Events

Beyond the Realms: Tales of Fantasy and Imagination

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham for their annual celebratory concert in Durham Cathedral, the official opening of Durham Festival of the Arts 2018.
Based on the theme of the supernatural, there will be performances from Durham University Concert Band, Choral Society, Orchestral Society, Big Band, New Art Music Ensemble, Chamber Choir, and Northern Lights A Cappella. Join us for an evening of music based on magic, myth, and mystery

Community Brass Day with Russell Gray

Durham Festival of the Arts
Durham Festival of the Arts is running a Community Brass Day, open to all brass players of any age and ability.
Led by world renowned band conductor, Russell Gray, there will be a workshop 10am -12 p.m where the band will learn pieces, receiving guidance from Russell. Gain experience through provided repertoire, with a showcase to conclude performing the rehearsed material.

Earthbound: Sketches of land, sea, and sky

Durham Festival of the Arts
Join Music Durham for their annual Castle Concert. This year based on the theme ‘Earthbound’ there will be performances representing earth, land, sea, and the natural world in all its beauty. There will be performances from Durham University Brass Band, Classical Ensemble, Dunelm Consort, Durham Dynamics, Full Score Barbershop, Hill Orchestra, Voices, and Palatinate Orchestra.

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

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.