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Tribute to alumnus Harold Evans

"Our community is devastated to learn of the loss of alumnus Sir Harold Evans - a journalistic pioneer whose exceptional career spanned decades and whose legacy will influence generations to come. 

“Sir Harry is a deep loss to us all and will be remembered fondly here by so many of our staff, students, and alumni alike. Our thoughts and best wishes are with his family.” 

Professor Stuart Corbridge paid the above tribute to the late Sir Harold Evans this morning.

(24 Sep 2020) » More about Tribute to alumnus Harold Evans


Introducing our new College facilities

As the new academic year begins, we’re excited to introduce two new College facilities!

(16 Sep 2020) » More about Introducing our new College facilities


Star authors at Durham Book Festival

Durham has a thriving cultural scene and, as part of this, we’re excited to announce the line-up for this year’s Durham Book Festival.

(11 Sep 2020) » More about Star authors at Durham Book Festival


Dragons’ Den with a difference

Environmental sustainability was the focus of our fourteenth Dragons’ Den competition, which received a number of great entries resulting in eleven teams contesting the semi-finals, and producing eight finalists.

(27 Aug 2020) » More about Dragons’ Den with a difference


Being prepared to follow the butterfly

If all of our visible routes forward are blocked, what opportunities could await if we are prepared to change course and follow the butterfly? When Beth Kempton, who is a graduate of BA Japanese and Management Studies here at Durham, entered lockdown, she hadn’t planned to write a book. Writing books, however, is the way she responds to things that “keep tugging at her sleeve”.

(17 Aug 2020) » More about Being prepared to follow the butterfly


Fitness Centre reopens to students

Our Fitness Centre has reopened, having been closed during lockdown.

(14 Aug 2020) » More about Fitness Centre reopens to students


What will 2020/21 look like? Alan takes your questions...

Welcome (back) to Durham University

As Covid-19 restrictions are gradually eased for Durham and North East England, we’re looking forward to welcoming students to Durham in September.

We understand you will be keen to know what the academic year 2020/21 will look like, and how we’re working to keep you safe. Here our Vice-Provost (Education), Professor Alan Houston, answers some of your questions.

(12 Aug 2020) » More about Studying at Durham – what you need to know


A hop, a skip, and a jump… and it’s 25 years later

Jonathan Edwards Interview

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Durham alumnus Jonathan Edwards’ world-record smashing triple jumps.

(7 Aug 2020) » More about A hop, a skip, and a jump… and it’s 25 years later


Global celebrations for graduates

This week, thousands of our students around the world graduate and join our international alumni community, with degrees conferred viritually.

(3 Aug 2020) » More about Global celebrations for graduates


High level of Overall Satisfaction at Durham

We're proud to have achieved an Overall Satisfaction score of 87.3% in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020, the highest level of Overall Satisfaction in both the Russell Group and amongst higher education institutions in the North East of England. 

(20 Jul 2020) » More about High level of Overall Satisfaction at Durham