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Durham University News

Comment and opinion

Virtual reality robots could help teleport juries to crime scenes

A jury in court

Mehzeb Chowdury, a PhD researcher in Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations in the School of Applied Sciences, explains how virtual reality robots could help teleport juries to crime scenes without them ever leaving the courtroom. 

(26 Aug 2016) » More about Virtual reality robots could help teleport juries to crime scenes


Why should cultural artefacts be more rooted than people?

Philosophy at Durham University

Robert Seddon, Honorary Research Fellow in Philosophy, explores the changing relationships between people, nations and cultural artefacts. 

(26 Aug 2016) » More about Why should cultural artefacts be more rooted than people?


How to build confidence in maths

Image of school children using coloured blocks

Researcher and qualified primary school teacher, Stephanie Raine from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, talks about maths anxiety and the challenges for teachers.

(24 Aug 2016) » More about How to build confidence in maths


Banning the burkini

Image of a woman in a burkini

PhD candidate Pina Sadar, from Anthropology, argues that banning the burkini reinforces a single story about Muslim women: they need saving.

(23 Aug 2016) » More about Banning the burkini


What a weaker pound means for the British economy

Dr Duncan Connors from Durham's Business School explains the impact of the fall in the pound on Britain's economy. 

(6 Jul 2016) » More about what a weaker pound means for the British economy


Why helium is vital for medicine

Professor Jon Gluyas from the Department of Earth Sciences explains why the recent discovery of a helium gas field is good news for medicine.

 

(1 Jul 2016) » More about why helium is vital for medicine


 

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