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Art Exhibition Celebrating Women and Social Justice launches at Josephine Butler College

A group of College friends and alumni, gathered for the launch of a new art exhibition Radical Non-Resistance and the Art of Transgression: Indelicate, Ungenteel, Vulgar & Outrageous Women (IUVOW), curated by local artist Philip Gatenby.
Alumni looking at art on a wall

Dr Fiona Hill’s first engagement as Chancellor

Dr Fiona Hill’s attendance at the Chancellor’s Circle Dinner marked a significant moment as she begins her tenure as the incoming Chancellor, poised to guide and contribute to the continued success of Durham.
Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill (left), Beth Henderson (middle) and Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O'Brien (right).

Silicon Valley to The Big Apple - visiting our alumni in the USA

Our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien has been consistent in her vision to meet as many of our alumni and supporter communities as possible. The latest chapter of this plan took her to the USA recently to meet alumni, friends and colleagues at receptions in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
Space Needle

Fellowship honour for two leading academics

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Deborah Riby from our Department of Psychology, and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui from our School of Education, have both been elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of excellence in their respective fields, and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Image of Professor Deborah Riby and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui

Strengthened connections with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

We are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).
A group of people standing in front of a sign that says Indian Institute of Technology Madras

On International Women's Day we talk to our BUCS Champion Cricket Team

University Centre of Cricketing Excellence captain Emily Batey and club captain Libby Haward tell us about their path to success, which has not been without challenges.
BUCS champions

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Durham University Palatinate Orchestra at Durham Cathedral on March 11

In an inspiring programme, DUPO will perform Dvořák’s New World Symphony as a celebration of their 15th anniversary.
Students from the Durham University Palatinate Orchestra

Welcome to our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

We’re pleased to announce Professor Mike Shipman as our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Shipman

Talking Ukraine with Dr Markian Prokopovych

We continue to be deeply concerned and saddened by the war taking place in Ukraine. We are an international university, committed to social responsibility and democratic values. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dr Markian Prokopovych, Associate Professor at our History Department, discusses a series of topical webinars, and the global significance Ukraine has become.
Ukraine flag and Dr Markian Prokopovych

We stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reflects on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as sharing some upcoming opportunities in and around Durham.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Meet the global Durham alumni winners and finalists in the Study UK Awards 2023

Six Durham alumni from all over the globe are winners and finalists in the prestigious Study UK Alumni Awards for 2023.
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ECLAS science-faith project secures £6m grant

A project based at our St John’s College is launching a new five-year strategy, which includes a global research and engagement network, cross-denominational outreach, and an expanded programme of conferences and grant opportunities.
ECLAS project logo and science-faith image