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Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education is a collaboration between Arts Council England and Durham University that aims to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system.


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We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Professor Richard Bower from the Department of Physics discusses why life may actually be a lot more common in parallel universes than we had thought.

(14 Jun 2018) » More about We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse


What each of the G7 countries wants, and what they need

Angela Merkel wearing headphones

The 2018 meeting of the G7 countries promises to be tense due to recent decisions on trade policy by the Trump administration. Dr Dennis Schmidt (SGIA) joins other experts to consider what Germany and other member states hope to get from the summit.

(8 Jun 2018) » More about what each of the G7 countries wants, and what they need


A small secondment in Hatfield College, Durham University

Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience), reminisces about volunteering in Hatfield College.

(6 Jun 2018) » More about a small secondment in Hatfield College, Durham University


Events

Durham Festival of the Arts 2018

DFoA returns, bringing three weeks of music and theatre from our talented students!
Over 40 concerts, shows and performances are taking place at venues across the city, from classical concerts and live theatre to exhibitions, masterclasess and family fun.

Visit the DFoA website for full details of the programme and ticket booking

Our House

Durham Festival fo the Arts
Musical with music and lyrics by Madness and named after one of their hit singles. Through the music of Madness. writer Tim Firth explores the themes of love, family values, growing up, responsibility, and dealing with losing the people that shape us

Legally Blonde

Durham Festival of the Arts
Based on the novel and hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows fashion savvy UCLA sorority girl while she tackles stereotypes, sexism and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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.