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Durham University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Faculty of Arts and Humanities


Faculty News

Message of the Day: Gigantic helium balloon to launch space telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team to build a new telescope. It will be launched to the edge of space by a helium balloon the size of a football stadium and will take pictures to measure the properties of dark matter.

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(25 Jul 2021)

Dialogue Signposts: Book your Covid-19 vaccinations

All adults aged 18 or over can now get vaccinated against Covid-19. You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.

The vaccines are safe and effective, and they give you the best protection against Covid-19.

Visit to book your vaccines today.

(23 Jul 2021)

Faculty News: MLAC Postgraduate Wins Thesis Competition

Congratulations are in order for Jessica Rushton who won the Durham Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition yesterday (5th) with her talk 'Revolting Maids'. Jessica was in fact a double winner, not only winning the 2021 competition (£300) but also winning the People's Choice Award (£100) which was voted for by students and staff.

Jessica and the runners up will go on to represent Durham in our regional 3MT competition with Newcastle and Sunderland in July. Jessica will also be Durham's official entrant in the national 3MT competition and the international Matariki contest later this year.

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The Faculty of Arts & Humanities has seven departments and one school. It also has a Liberal Arts programme and a Centre for Foreign Language Study. In the Times Good University Guide, almost every department is ranked within the top five in the UK.