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Physics@Durham

Quantum computing, Superconductors, Astronomy and Particle Physics: these are just some of the areas you will explore during your Physics degree at Durham University. You will have access to state of the art technology and collaborate with world-leading scientists on real research projects.


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Comment and opinion

Testosterone levels determined by where men grow up – new research

Boys who grow up in healthier, wealthier environments tend to have more testosterone as adults, according to the latest research from Dr Kesson Magid (Department of Anthropology).

(5 Jul 2018) » More about testosterone levels determined by where men grow up – new research


'Upskirting' and 'revenge porn': the need for a comprehensive law

Professor Clare McGlynn (Durham Law School) and Professor Erika Rackley (University of Birmingham) discuss the need to criminalise upskirting and revenge porn.

(4 Jul 2018) » More about 'Upskirting' and 'revenge porn': the need for a comprehensive law


The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades

Dr Peter Vickers from the Department of Philosophy discusses how there are surprisingly few proven facts in science.

(19 Jun 2018) » More about the misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades


Events

Reconstruction

Facial reconstruction is used to find out what people from the past might have looked like using a skull, have a go yourself in this weekends family activity at Palace Green Library.

Artist's Talk: Scaling the Heights: Miniature Mountaineering

Artist Stephen Livingstone will speak about his work on Scaling the Heights, a multi-facetted project in collaboration with Dr. Abbie Garrington of Durham University which seeks to explore the rich culture of mountaineering literature. A major element of the project has been the development of a series of miniature mountaineering events where a pair of vintage Action Man figures recreate historic Himalayan expeditions by climbing the shelves of important mountaineering libraries and archives such as at the National Library of Scotland, the Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society.
FREE of charge. No booking necessary.

Marco's Circus Workshop

Visit the Botanic Garden today and learn circus trucks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop. Participation is included in the entrance fee.

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.