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We frequently hit the headlines for our world-leading research and events.

Our research spans the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities in subjects from astronomy and cosmology to education, energy to landslides, music to theology and religion.
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Upcoming events

Our unique cultural attractions include Durham Castle, Botanic Garden, Palace Green Library, Oriental Museum and the Assembly Rooms Theatre.

You can enjoy a wide variety of performances and exhibitions, an extensive programme of public lectures and a whole host of in-person and online exhibitions and other activities. Whatever your interest, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

  • Upcoming Events

    Sitting right at the heart of this historic city, Durham University is perfectly placed to offer a dazzling array of events and activities.
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  • Events Archive

    Take a look at our past events archive.
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Upcoming Events

Sitting right at the heart of this historic city, Durham University is perfectly placed to offer a dazzling array of events and activities.
Texts on display in the Palace Green Library

Events Archive

Take a look at our past events archive.
A blackboard with musical notes

Latest news

Record-breaking season for sport at Durham

Our student sports clubs have achieved an all-time record for the University by winning 13 BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) national championships this season.

PalTV retain National Broadcaster of the Year title

Palatinate's TV branch, PalTV, was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year in April by the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) at its awards ceremony in Manchester.
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St Aidan's Music Room

Musicon live music events

As Durham University’s professional concert series, Musicon’s aim is to bring top-class musical performance from across the world to Durham, engaging, delighting and inspiring audiences from both the university and city of Durham and beyond.

Planned Musicon events
Ushaw College

What's On at Ushaw

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens is an independent charity set in a majestic estate of 500 acres, in the heart of the Durham countryside. It's well known for its exciting programme of events, exhibitions and collections each year.

Ushaw events programme
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Institute of Advanced Studies Lecture Series

The Institute of Advanced Studies Lecture Series is aimed at those involved in interdisciplinary research, or who wish to contribute to wider debates.

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Get in touch

Contact our Communications team for any media enquiries, or other questions about our world-leading research.

The Palatine Centre
Durham
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Tel: +44 (0)191 334 8623