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Ukraine war: Pope Francis should learn from his WWII predecessor’s mistakes in appeasing fascism

Following recent comments made by Pope Francis, South College Principal, Professor Tim Luckhurst, takes a look back at the actions of Pope Pius XII during World War Two.
Pope Francis on board some transport while a crowd watches

The global team on Neglected Tropical Diseases Wins the Durham Global SDG Award 2023

We are pleased to announce that the global consortium on Neglected Tropical Diseases led by Durham University  won the inaugural Durham Global SDG award. 
The image shows four scientist holding an award certificate

Safer Sleep Week: SIDS, SUDI, and Applied Anthropology

Three of our PhD Students have been blogging about what we do at DISC, and their own work too.
Hilton Cottage Infancy and Sleep Centre

Global Frontiers in Research and Education

As part of Global Week, colleagues within the Department of Sociology delivered the below webinar:
Globe with hand

Decision-making at home hinders women in the workplace

Decision-making styles within the family can be a significant barrier to achieving gender parity not only at home but in the workplace too, new research from Durham University Business School reveals.
Woman in white shirt and blue jeans working on laptop and cooking at the same time

SuperBIT makes Nature Astronomy front cover

An international project involving Durham University which flew a gigantic balloon-borne telescope to the edge of space has made the front cover of the prestigious journal Nature Astronomy.
The SuperBIT space telescope being hoisted by a yellow crane against a black and pink dusk sky

Satellites are burning up in the upper atmosphere – and we still don’t know what impact this will have on the Earth’s climate

100 Starlink satellites will be sent to burn up in the atmosphere, but does this present bad news for the ozone layer? Dr Fionagh Thomson from our Centre for Extragalactic Astronomy in our Physics department has taken a deeper look to assess whether there should be concerns for the environment.
A view of the Earth from Space

Enlightening Intensive and Palliative care in India the Durham way

Over the last few weeks, our amazing new WRIHW Fellow, Gilly Burn has been educating over a 1000 nursing students and medics all over India in empathetic Intensive and Palliative care, the "Enlightened Durham way".
Enlighten India

The Influence of the Paris Agreement on Climate Litigation: The Rocky Hill Mine Case Study

Lecture delivered to our 3rd year law students on the Climate Change Law & Policy module by the Honourable Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, New South Wales, Australia and visiting Professor at Durham Law School.
Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, New South Wales, Australia

Leaders who are present in times of crises reduce worker’s stress and burnout

In times of organisational crisis, the visibility of leaders plays a crucial role in alleviating worker stress levels and reducing the likelihood of burnout. Research involving Professor Peter Hamilton delves into the significance of senior leader presence during crises, examining its effects on worker well-being, with ICU nurses and their managers during the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a case study.
Doctors and nurses wearing protective coveralls at a hospital during covid-19

Promoting a Green Economy through the UK's Critical Minerals Policy Framework

Research paper presented by Dr Adebola Adeyemi at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Promoting a Green Economy through the UK's Critical Minerals Policy Framework

How 16th century survivors of wartime sexual violence found justice

Dr Tom Hamilton from our Department of History has discovered criminal records revealing a rare, 400-year-old legal case which successfully prosecuted a soldier for sexual crimes during Europe’s notoriously violent Wars of Religion.
Sixteenth century image of Murder of the Protestants at Sens, 1562