Cosin's Hall, home of the Institute of Advanced Study dates from the early 18th century and is a Grade I listed building situated on a World Heritage Site. The building originally was an Archdeacon's Inn. John Cosin, after whom the building is named, was a 17th century Bishop of Durham, who built and refurbished several buildings on and around Palace Green. Ironically, he did not build Cosin's Hall - it is simply named in his honour.
Cosin's Hall has has a fully networked seminar space for IAS seminars and a separate meeting room.
There are 23 academic departments located at Durham and Queen's Campus, Stockton. IAS fellows will be given the opportunity to forge strong links with at least one of these academic departments during their Fellowship period.
The colleges at Durham University provide a welcome community for IAS fellows. With interesting surroundings, half board accommodation, vibrant Senior Common Rooms, links with academic departments, libraries, and IT facilities - the colleges provide a wonderful environment for scholars to live whilst on a fellowship at the IAS. In addition, many of the colleges have first-rate conference facilities and will provide the venue for a number of IAS related events.
Durham Collections Digitisation and Research
A insight into the Durham Collections, the Priory Library digitisation project and research fellowships.
With over one million books, more than 5000 periodicals, and access to its vast electronic resources, Durham University's award-winning library is a first-class facility. The Library and Heritage Collections provide an excellent range of collections, resources, and flexible study spaces across five library locations and online. Staff are on hand to help customers make the most of the collections, resources, and facilities.
Visiting IAS Fellows have full borrowing privileges during their time in Durham.
Durham is an ancient seat of learning and a leading world University which, since its establishment in 1832, has developed a distinctive reputation for leadership and innovation in education and research. There are over 50 research centres, groups and units that contribute to Durham University's thriving research culture.
Ressearch, scholarship and ideas are at the core of Durham University. We are home to some of the most talented researchers and scholars from around the world, tackling global issues, and making a difference to people's lives. Research directly informs our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and, in partnership with policy-makers, industry, the public sector, and communities around the world, shapes local, national and international agendas.
View a snapshot of Durham's research environment in the videos below:
The Computing and Information Services provides high quality services which facilitate the use of computing and information technology for teaching, learning, research and administrative activities at Durham University.
Durham has excellent recreational facilities including a sports centre with a newly refurbished gym and high performance fitness suite, courts for squash and tennis, an athletics track, and a first-class cricket ground.
With an exhibition hall, visitor centre, plant sales and glasshouse facilities. Visit the Botanic Garden web pages.