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England’s 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice

As England celebrates the 50th anniversary of winning the World Cup, Dr Stacey Pope from the School of Applied Social Sciences discusses the impact this iconic moment in football history had on female fans.

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Orangutan gives clues to the origins of human speech

Voice control in orangutan gives clues to early human speech

An orangutan called Rocky could provide the key to understanding how speech in humans evolved from the time of the ancestral great apes, according to a study led by Dr Adriano Lameira of Durham University and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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Durham academic receives prestigious fellowship

Professor Pat Waugh from Durham University’s Department of English Studies has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research. Election to this prestigious body is a mark of distinction as only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected. 

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