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California's rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes

Gillian Foulger, Jon Gluyas, and Miles Wilson, of Durham Universityexplain how California's rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes.

(24 Feb 2017) » More about California's rain may shed light on new questions about what causes earthquakes


Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.

(3 Feb 2017) » More about Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?


Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security

Dr Alan Greene from the Law School explains why Trump’s executive order on refugees and foreign arrivals has everything to do with the optics of the situation.

(2 Feb 2017) » More about Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security


Events

Scales of research, social anthropology meets epidemiology

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
This lecture is delivered by Professor William Sax, Heidelberg University, Germany.
It seems that social anthropology with its methodology of ethnographic participant-observation, and epidemiology with its focus on statistical methods, work at very different scales. Ethnographers usually conduct their research at the micro-scale of the tribe, village, family or even the single person, while epidemiologists prefer large-scale studies of "populations": the bigger the better.

Durham International Festival of Enterprise

Durham International Festival of Enterprise is a new 3-day business event aimed at showcasing enterprise and innovation in Durham and the North East of England. It offers an amazing opportunity to gain practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business.
The Festival aims to attract like-minded entrepreneurs, owners and managers, bringing them together to engage, collaborate and learn how to develop new and existing businesses.

Ustinov College Cafe Politique presents: Drones, Intelligence and...

Military operations are often conducted from a distance without the deployment of large military forces. Café Politique's first event of 2017 examines this phenomenon, Remote Warfare, and three of its forms: drones, private military and security companies, and intelligence operations.

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.