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New programme for North East students studying STEM subjects

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Our academics are supporting North East students with studying STEM subjects and applying to university, under a new scheme.

Through ‘Levelling Up: Aspire Higher’, our experts will tutor and mentor students that are traditionally underrepresented in higher education STEM subjects, particularly Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics, as they study towards A-levels in these subjects and apply to university.

(19 Oct 2020) » More about New programme for North East students


My virtual field trip to Spain…

Durham University - Virtual Geology field trip to Spain

Although our Geology students aren’t able to visit Spain for their usual field trip right now, their tutors came up with a really innovative virtual alternative. 

(16 Oct 2020) » More about My virtual field trip to Spain…


Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Sir David Attenborough KCMG

On the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2020, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.

From supporting women to access education, to the protection of our natural world, to stellar lifetime achievements across business, society, and the arts - those individuals celebrated below represent the inspiration and leadership that characterises Durham alumni the world over.

We are inspired by their success and honoured by their affiliation with our institution.

(13 Oct 2020) » More about Birthday Honours


Explore our historic archives online

We’re excited to announce a new way that you can explore highlights from our archives and collections, even during Covid-19. 

(5 Oct 2020) » More about Explore our historic archives online


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


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