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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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University Statement on 2017 home/EU undergraduate fees

The University has been cited in media reports as one of a few universities advertising inflationary fee increases for home/EU undergraduates from 2017/18.

On 25 May 2016, the Minister of State for Universities and Science announced to Parliament that an inflationary rate of 2.8 per cent would apply to uplifts in home/EU tuition fee caps for 2017-18 where higher education providers achieve a rating of ‘meets expectations’ under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). 

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