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Meet the Durham alumna who first broke the Post Office accounting story and exposed a huge miscarriage of justice

The prosecution of 983 UK Post Office workers accused of financial crimes due to faulty accounting software represents the biggest single series of wrongful convictions in British legal history, according to the UK's CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission). And Durham alumna Rebecca Thomson was at the forefront of exposing it.
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His Majesty The King’s New Year Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King’s New Year Honours List 2024, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
Durham Cathedral skyline

Welcome back to our Golden Anniversary graduates

As part of our Winter Congregation, it was a great pleasure to be joined by some of our alumni to celebrate 50 years since their own graduation.
Class of 50 - alumni in Cathedral

Project Africa: Cairo to Cape Town

Alumna Florence Ryan (Law, Grey College, 2016-19) is currently cycling 13,000km from Cairo to Cape Town in the adventure of a lifetime. We explore what led her to this point.

We’re top 20 in the world for sustainability

We’ve been named one of the best universities in the world for sustainability.
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Durham wins Nature Positive Award at the 2023 Green Gown Awards

We have been recognised in the Nature Positive category at the 2023 Green Gown Awards for our Biodiversity Strategy. Congratulations to all involved!
Staff accepting award at the Green Gown Awards 2023

Gabby Logan meets our Vice-Chancellor and Warden

The greatest advocates for a Durham education are our global alumni community. Their experiences help us to frame our vision for the future and our understanding of what makes Durham really special.
Gabby Logan and VC

Celebrating all things Durham at the House of Lords

The 2023 reunion of the Dunelm Society took place at the House of Lords on November 16 and was a glittering celebration of all things Durham.
Alumni celebrating 50 years

Appointment of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Tony Fawcett has been appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), responsible for ensuring our educational offer is high quality and innovative for all students.
Portrait of Professor Tony Fawcett

Durham Alumna Tasha Stones reaches the semi-final on The Great British Bake Off

The 14th series of the Great British Bake Off has reached the semi-final stage, and alumna Tasha Stones has left the tent. Her journey on the show was one filled with courage, creativity and some fabulous bakes. Our congratulations go to Tasha on reaching the semi-final!
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Durham launches new Alumni Angel Network

Durham has just launched a new Alumni Angel Network in an innovative and groundbreaking venture for a UK University.

Why are so many graduates shunning teaching? Pay – but not bonuses – could be the answer

Professor Stephen Gorard and Professor Beng Huat See from our School of Education explain how their research suggests that rather than putting money into bonuses for new teachers, the government should focus on improving the overall financial rewards of teaching to increase the number of applications to teacher training.
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