Comment and opinion
Understanding why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils
How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study
Dr Sam Williams Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology talks about land reform affecting wildlife.
Large carnivores are in decline all over the world. Threats like persecution and loss of both prey and habitat are key contributors. The planet’s top biodiversity hotspots have already lost around 90% of their primary (undisturbed) vegetation, driven by factors like growth of infrastructure, agriculture and the removal of natural resources.
Twenty years on, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell on readers
Is there enough good evidence to inform teaching in schools?
Professor Stephen Gorard talks about the importance of using solid evidence to inform education practice.
Fact Check: is China dumping steel?
Professor Ian Greenwood and Professor Ray Hudson examine if China is dumping steel.
(15 Jun 2017) » More about Fact Check: is China dumping steel?
What's the difference between TPIMs and control orders?
Professor Helen Fenwick from Durham Law School explains the difference between Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) and control orders.
Linking lone wolf killers to Islamic State magnifies the threat – and could inspire future attacks
Dr Alan Greene believes the way we talk about terrorist attacks can help the extremists' cause.
This election must not result in another failed NHS Experiment
Professor David Hunter, from the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health explains that the election must not become an excuse for shelving much needed health system transformation.
Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor
Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there.
Walking with Pride
Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, and Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explains why the University supports the Pride movement.
(26 May 2017) » More about walking with Pride
Why augmented reality is triggering cultural conflict and religious controversy
Disagreements on what Europe means go back to the 16th century
Sport for peace and development: Zambia shows how it can be done
Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?
Professor Stephen Gorard takes a critical look at the Government’s case for fining parents who take their children out of school during term.
Issue of children who sexually abuse other children is not something that can be ignored
Professor Simon Hackett explains why children who sexually abuse other children should not be treated like criminals.
People have been used as bargaining chips before - by Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu
As EU citizens' rights are debated by the UK government and the House of Lords, Dr James Koranyi, Lecturer in Modern European History, sees parallels in recent Romanian history.
The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history books
Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.
Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security
Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk
Professor Gillian Foulger , Professor Jon Gluyas and PhD student Miles Wilson from the Department of Earth Sciences explain how their research showed that mining-related activity accounts for the largest number of earthquakes.
(27 Jan 2017) » More about Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk
It's important to listen to imaginary voices – just ask Virginia Woolf
60% of primate species now threatened with extinction
(19 Jan 2017) » More about 60% of primate species now threatened with extinction
Durham University is key to bright future
The importance of having one of the world’s top 100 universities is central to Durham’s position as a first-class business destination – and there are dynamic plans in place to accelerate the momentum of recent years.
(9 Jan 2017) » More about Durham University is key to bright future
Whose fault is PISA?
(16 Dec 2016) » More about whose fault is PISA?
Ankle tags, house arrest and forced relocation: how does Britain balance security and civil rights?
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