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It's not just the young who suffer sexual violence – older people get raped too
Young women are not the only victims of sexual violence according to new research by PhD student Hannah Bows from the School of Applied Social Sciences.
Arts education may be important, but the academic benefits are unproven
Many believe that arts education is linked to academic attainment, but Beng Huat See from the School of Education has found that the evidence is unclear.
The Rites of Durham is an anonymous account written on six scrolls in the mid-16th century about Durham Cathedral and its traditions. It provides a detailed picture of Durham as Catholic monastic Cathedral, before its conversion to an Anglican institution. Seif El Rashidi, former Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, will give us an insight into this fascinating document.
Professor Dame Julia Higgins, DBE, FRS, FRSC, FREng, Imperial College London.
As an experimental scientist, Professor Dame Julia Higgins has built her own apparatus to measure properties of materials, sent sample materials to another organisation and received data in return, supervised new young scientists starting their own research careers who come to her to discuss their measurements, and used large multi-user apparatus at international facilities where she has little or no control over the construction and maintenance.