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A Sense of the City: Live Careers and Financial Markets Outlook

Senior Durham University city leaders – Vice Chairman of BlackRock, Sir Robert Fairbairn and Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman William Russell – will join colleagues from the University to discuss the outlook for recent and forthcoming graduates working in financial services around the world on Thursday 11 June at 1pm. Please email any questions you would like to have proposed to the panellists for the event to with the subject marked as ‘City Special’. Limited spaces, please register here.

(29 May 2020) » More about A Sense of the City: Live Careers and Financial Markets Outlook

CATSS Leadership Team- Applications open

The CATSS) project is recruiting project leaders for 2020/21 to lead and organise this long-running and popular outreach programme. Students take up to 24 disadvantaged children aged 7-11 (Primary) and up to 18 aged 11-13 (Secondary), from hard to reach backgrounds, on day trips and a residential trip away full of activities, fun and lots of laughter.
If you'd like to learn more, please email

(29 May 2020) » More about CATSS Leadership Team- Applications open

Narratives of Resilience Podcasts

A new podcast from the Department of History, Series One - Narratives of Resilience, is in response to the Covid-19 Lockdown. Curated by Professor Giles E. M. Gasper and Department Filmmaker in Residence Alan Fentiman, the series features research from the department on human responses to crisis and disaster, from the Middle Ages to the present day, from North America, to Britain, Europe, and East Asia.

(29 May 2020) » More about Narratives of Resilience Podcasts

The Big Durham Talent Show

We know that our extraordinary Durham family is not short of a talent or two, so we are asking alumni, students, staff and friends to take part in our first virtual talent show. Share a short video of you showing off your talent for the chance to be crowned The Big Durham Talent Show winner.

(29 May 2020) » More about The Big Durham Talent Show

Trial e-resource webinars

The Library and Collections team are planning a series of webinars to help our users understand more about some of the e-resources we have, how to access them and how to use them. The first of these webinars will focus on trial e-resources.

(29 May 2020) » More about Trial e-resource webinars

Volunteer for Summer in the City Festival!

Durham University, Durham County Council and regional artists produce a month-long festival every June. This showcases the best theatre, musical concerts and art projects Durham has on offer. In the light of the current national emergency Summer in the City 2020 festival is moving online, displaying shortlisted works from Durham University’s Student Art Prize; displaying young people’s artwork from across the region and nationally; showcasing musical and theatre performances, commissioning short films around the theme of home and virtual workshops; as well as a podcast programme and mapped art walks.

(29 May 2020) » More about Volunteer for Summer in the City Festival!

Knitting Blankets of Rainbows for the NHS partners up with Josephine Butler College

Culture Healing Communities' community knitting project to support the NHS just got a boost from Josephine Butler College.

(22 May 2020) » More about Knitting Blankets of Rainbows for the NHS partners up with Josephine Butler College

Online language courses for summer 2020

Our Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering online courses this summer in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. A range of levels is available, and all are open to Durham University staff and students, as well as members of the public.

For full details, including dates, times and fees, please see

Contact for more information about this event.

(22 May 2020)

The Great BioSoc Bark Off

Each year, the Department of Biosciences hosts a bake off contest. This year, due to Covid-19, it's going to be a bark off - a virtual charity dog walk. Staff and students are invited to take part or sponsor a dog.

(22 May 2020) » More about The Great BioSoc Bark Off

Share your inspiring stories

Many members of our University community are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic in ways that support others, whether within our own community, locally, nationally or internationally. We'd love to hear what you're doing. You can read many inspiring stories of how we together are supporting the effort against Covid-19 on our web page.
Please share your story with us, by emailing:

(15 May 2020)

Maths and Stats Lab Online drop-ins

Providing mathematical and statistical support at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Twice weekly drop-ins via Teams. 

(7 May 2020) » More about Maths and Stats Lab Online drop-ins


We feel that during these times the need for a service such as Nightline is especially important. That's why we are striving to remain open with our volunteers working remotely. We will not be able to be taking calls however we will still be using our Instant Messaging every night of term time (9pm-7am). Access through

(7 May 2020) » More about Nightline

Online Experiment (one course credit)

You’re an undergraduate student @DurhamPsychology, bored at home and interested in watching some movies? Why not sign up for our online experiment from the Department of Psychology?

(7 May 2020) » More about Online Experiment (one course credit)