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Durham University News

Information for the media

For all general enquiries please contact us on +44 (0) 191 334 6075 or

Alternatively you can click here to contact a press officer.


Many of our academics have done media work, including TV and radio interviews, and are able to comment on topical issues.

Our research strengths span the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities in subjects from astronomy and cosmology to education, energy to landslides, music to theology and religion. For academic departments visit:

If you are looking for an expert, please contact us on +44 (0)191 334 6075 or and we can help you find the right person for your enquiry.

Media Suite

Our academics are available for interview via a down-the-line broadcast quality TV facility provided by Globelynx, and a broadcast quality ISDN radio line.

The facilities are housed in the Media Suite, Palatine Centre. To check availability and make a booking, please contact the Communications Team on (0)191 334 6075 or e mail

About Durham University

A world top 100 university with a global reputation and performance in research and education

Ranked 78 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2017/18

Ranked 34 globally for the employability of its students by blue-chip companies world-wide (QS World University Rankings 2017/18)

Ranked 96 globally in the THE World University Rankings 2016/17

In the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, Durham was ranked fifth in the UK

A member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive UK universities

Research at Durham shapes local, national and international agendas, and directly informs the teaching of our students

Durham was named as The Times and Sunday Times 'Sports University of the Year 2015' in recognition of outstanding performance in both the research and teaching of sport, and student and community participation in sport at all levels