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17th July 2019

Measuring the expanding universe

Our physicists will help create a 3D map of galaxies to learn more about the universe’s accelerating expansion.

5th July 2019

How a tiny bug inspires surfaces that don’t get wet

A tiny bug is the inspiration for research that could one day provide clean water or help ships sail more efficiently.

1st July 2019

How unwanted sexual images are shattering lives

Imagine if you had a sexual image of yourself shared online without your consent. Sadly, this happens all too often and can be absolutely devastating for the victim.

University & City: Working together

We are proud of the positive contribution we make to Durham City, economically, culturally, socially and through our world-leading research.

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We’re hiring!

For career-defining opportunities, including the chance to work alongside internationally renowned academics and scholars, check out our latest job vacancies. 

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Investing in teaching and learning

Keep up to date with our major investments in new departmental space, teaching space, residential accommodation and student facilities. 

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Featured video

Bringing the works of great composers back to life

Professor Jeremy Dibble, in our Department of Music, has helped to revive the forgotten works of two of the late 19th and early 20th century’s most famous composers.

Music by Sir Charles Villiers Stanford and Sir Hubert Parry is now being performed and recorded for the first time ever, or in decades, thanks to Professor Dibble’s work.

The music featured in this video is Sanctus from Stanford's mass Via Victrix (SRCD 382) performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and BBC National Chorus of Wales courtesy of Lyrita Recorded Edition.

17th July 2019

Your chance to be part of UK’s largest light festival

Would you like to show off your musical talents at the UK’s largest light festival?

3rd July 2019

Our students among UK’s most satisfied

Thinking of studying with us? Then you’ll be joining some of the most satisfied students in the UK.

According to the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS), we have maintained an overall satisfaction score of 85 per cent, once again rating above the national average.

6th June 2019

New student facilities taking shape, ready for 2020!

We’re making major investments in our facilities so that, as a Durham student, you get an experience to rival anywhere in the world.

From our student blogClimbing the Cathedral Tower

In this blog PhD student, Katie describes her experience as she finally got to climb the central tower at Durham Cathedral.

This is a rite of passage for many students, but since the tower was closed for restoration work in 2015 and the Cathedral gained a hat of scaffolding, these plans have been thwarted. 

After climbing the 325 steps to the top, Katie was able to spot all the places she lived and studied as both an undergraduate and postgraduate, and even where her husband proposed!

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