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New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier

Find out how a digital reconstruction has revealed the face of one of the Seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers who was imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.


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Comment and opinion

Access to mobile phones won't magically fix youth unemployment in Africa

Professor Gina Porter from the Department of Anthropology discusses a study into young people in Africa using mobile phones to access or create employment.

(18 Dec 2017) » More about Access to mobile phones won't magically fix youth unemployment in Africa


What the Brexit deal means for EU citizens and their families

Professor of European Law, Eleanor Spaventa considers the grey areas of the deal agreed earlier this month. 

(15 Dec 2017) » More about what the Brexit deal means for EU citizens and their families


We could use old coal mines to decarbonise heat – here's how

miner's hands holding a lump of coal

Dr Charlotte Adams from Geography and Durham Energy Institute Executive Director Professor Jon Gluyas believe that the UK's abandoned deep mines could meet our future energy needs.

(28 Nov 2017) » More about we could use old coal mines to decarbonise heat – here's how


Events

Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife...

The exhibition follows the course of Dante’s imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.  The story is told through artworks, manuscripts, memorabilia and other objects on loan from Livio Ambrogio, the world’s greatest Dante private collector, and other collections.

Khyal: Music and Imagination

Led by Durham University’s Music Department, this multimedia exhibition brings together visual artists and musicians to explore diverse visual responses to Indian classical music.

Dante's predecessors: the origins of purgatory in the early Middle...

IMEMS Public Engagement Lecture Series
To complement Palace Green Library’s new exhibition Hell, Heaven and Hope: A Journey through life and the afterlife with Dante, IMEMS is offering a series of public engagement lectures. This second lecture of the series will be presented by Dr Helen Foxhall-Forbes (Durham University).

From lectures, conferences and exhibitions, to concerts, plays and family activities, see our full programme of events on the What's On Guide.

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University Strategy 2017-2027

Durham University has launched a new ten-year Strategy which will ensure it continues to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience.