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What’s intellectual property got to do with you?

A video by Durham University students who won a grant from the Intellectual Property Office to raise awareness of intellectual property issues amongst students, especially budding entrepreneurs.

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What a weaker pound means for the British economy

Dr Duncan Connors from Durham's Business School explains the impact of the fall in the pound on Britain's economy. 

(6 Jul 2016) » More about what a weaker pound means for the British economy

Why helium is vital for medicine

Professor Jon Gluyas from the Department of Earth Sciences explains why the recent discovery of a helium gas field is good news for medicine.


(1 Jul 2016) » More about why helium is vital for medicine

What's in a name?

What can a child’s ability to write their own name tell us about their academic achievements later on? Dr Lee Copping from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains.

(26 May 2016) » More about what's in a name?


'Fast Track’ Introductory Cell Culture Course

Wednesday 27 July to Thursday 28 July 2016, School of Biological and Biomedical Science.
European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) is one of the four unique collections consisting of expertly preserved, authenticated cell lines and microbial strains of known provenance operated by Public Health England (PHE). Drawing on 30 years of experience of providing authentic, pure and valid cell cultures ECACC has teamed up with cell culture experts at the Durham University to provide an accessible “Fast-Track” two day introductory cell culture course which aims to help academic scientists overcome many common pitfalls to achieve Good Cell Culture Practice in their laboratories and help them realise reproducible results, valid data and publishing and grant funding potential.

Future Debate - Genome Data Privacy

Friday 29 July The Mining Institute, Neville Hall Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
Join the debate with a free talk from those at the forefront of their fields related to genome privacy at the Mining Institute. Future Debates events are part of the British Science Association's work to make science a fundamental part of British society and culture. We want to empower many more people – not just scientists – to constructively engage in debates over the applications and implications of science in their lives, their local economy and the UK’s future.

Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Craig Barclay - Munitionettes, Medics and Medals. A series of lunchtime and evening talks have been scheduled to coincide with Palace Green Library's summer exhibition, Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front. Covering a broad range of First World War themes; some specifically focused on aspects of the Battle of the Somme.

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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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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4th Aug, 11.00-12.30 BST
14th Sept, 11.30-13:00 BST
27th Sept, 16.00-17.30 BST
11th Oct, 16.00-17.30 BST