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Working with Our Communities

We aim to enthuse, engage and inspire, showcasing Durham’s world-class scientific research and teaching, by developing many programmes that involve our local community in the excitement of science.


Visitors to Celebrate Science

Celebrate Science

Our annual three-day free science festival celebrates Durham University’s latest research with our local community, targeting 7 to 11 year olds and their families.

Explore Further
A girl paints a planet


STREET Cosmos uses creativity and fun to empower communities to explore the big mysteries of our universe alongside leading experts and discover together where we humans fit in.

Street Cosmos
The diamond garden exhibit at Lumiere 2023


A sparkling diamond garden powered by solar technology to light up College Green reflecting the importance of renewable energy in today’s climate. We worked with 120 school pupils from primary schools around the County who created artworks that were hung around the main Diamond Garden piece.

Lumiere 2023