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Charities share nearly £30,000 raised through Durham University Community Fund

Thirteen charities have received a total of nearly £30,000 through a supported giving initiative.

(7 Nov 2018) » More about Charities share nearly £30,000 raised through Durham University Community Fund


‘Hidden gem’ with Royal heritage opens its doors

A ‘hidden gem’ church with links to the Royal family is opening to the public on a regular basis for the first time in decades.

(5 Nov 2018) » More about ‘Hidden gem’ with Royal heritage opens its doors


State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction

Work has begun on the construction of a new building which will house the expanding departments of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science. The development is taking place on the Upper Mountjoy site of the University campus.

(5 Nov 2018) » More about State-of-the-art facilities for Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science now under construction


Arts and Humanities in World Top 30

Arts and Humanities at Durham has been ranked within the World Top 30 for another year.

(31 Oct 2018) » More about Arts and Humanities in World Top 30


Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people

How dogs can be trained to sniff out malaria

Freya, a Springer Spaniel, is one of the dogs who has been trained to sniff out the scent of malaria.

(29 Oct 2018) » More about Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people


Durham professor gives expert evidence to national inquiry

Professor Simon Hackett, Department of Sociology, gave expert evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse on Thursday 25 October, 2018. 

(25 Oct 2018) » More about Durham professor gives expert evidence to national inquiry


Chimpanzees can sniff out strangers

Chimpanzees’ sense of smell is more sophisticated than we thought with a new study showing that our closest relatives use their noses to smell danger.

(24 Oct 2018) » More about Chimpanzees can sniff out strangers


Legal expert honoured by national Academy

A leading expert in the legal regulation of pornography and sexual violence has been made a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences.

(23 Oct 2018) » More about Legal expert honoured by national Academy


Sue Black to join vibrant Computer Science Department

The Computer Science Department is seeking to inspire a new generation of computer scientists with the recruitment of Professor Sue Black, Computer Scientist and Social Entrepreneur.

(22 Oct 2018) » More about Sue Black to join vibrant Computer Science Department


One million international visitors attend Walking with the Buddha Exhibition

Over the summer a Durham University team co-curated an exhibition with the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in Taiwan, which was visited by one million people, from 25 different countries.

(19 Oct 2018) » More about one million international visitors attend Walking with the Buddha Exhibition


Play with time at Oriental Museum exhibition

Yasmin and Florence Bird experiment with the When the Dust Settles artwork

Visitors to the Oriental Museum can explore the physics and philosophy of time at a new interactive exhibition.

(19 Oct 2018) » More about Play with time at Oriental Museum exhibition


Avalanche – making a deadly snowstorm

Explosives, snow and a car were used to trigger an avalanche in an episode of BBC2’s Horizon Programme to reveal more about the mystery behind this natural rollercoaster. The experiment was led by avalanche expert, Professor Jim McElwaine, from Durham University’s Earth Sciences department.

(18 Oct 2018) » More about Avalanche – making a deadly snowstorm


Cardboard baby boxes may not be safe

In some parts of the UK, cardboard baby boxes are now being given out free to new mothers as places for their babies to sleep.

(18 Oct 2018) » More about Cardboard baby boxes may not be safe


Durham subjects ranked in World Top 50

Durham University’s research and teaching has been ranked among the world’s best in the latest global subject rankings.

(17 Oct 2018) » More about Durham subjects ranked in World Top 50


Get involved in a fun-packed festival of science

Children and families can conduct amazing experiments and create their very own inventions at Durham University’s Celebrate Science festival this October half-term. The free event offers three fun-packed days of children's events, activities, workshops and experiments.

(17 Oct 2018) » More about Get involved in a fun-packed festival of science


Student health campaigner honoured by Prime Minister

English Literature undergraduate Sophie Ainsworth, who campaigns to raise awareness of invisible illnesses in schools and education, has been honoured by the Prime Minister.

(15 Oct 2018) » More about Student health campaigner honoured by Prime Minister


Government backs up Durham research on ‘bad pub quiz’

The Government has likened its own British citizenship test to a ‘pub quiz’ repeating what Durham researcher, Professor Thom Brooks, showed in his research five years ago.

(4 Oct 2018) » More about Government backs up Durham research on ‘bad pub quiz’


Teaching Excellence Recognised at Learning and Teaching Conference

Innovation in education was celebrated at the Learning and Teaching Conference on 13 September, where leading academics and teaching practitioners gathered to share best practice.

(14 Sep 2018) » More about Teaching Excellence Recognised at Learning and Teaching Conference


World-leading researchers to speak at Saturday Morning Science

Some of Durham University’s world-leading scientists will seek to inspire members of the public in their chosen field when an annual series of talks returns later in September. 

(14 Sep 2018) » More about World-leading researchers to speak at Saturday Morning Science


Thousands of far-flung galaxies revealed

Astronomers have captured a spectacular image of a massive galaxy cluster embedded among nearly thousands of previously unseen galaxies scattered across space and time.

Zooming onto the galaxy cluster Abell 370

(13 Sep 2018) » More about Thousands of far-flung galaxies revealed


North-South divide in chronic pain

England has a North-South ‘pain divide’, with a clear geographical split in the prevalence and intensity of chronic pain and the use of potentially addictive opioid pain killers, shows new research.

(12 Sep 2018) » More about North-South divide in chronic pain


Protecting against volcanic ash

A first of its kind study, led by Dr Claire Horwell of the Department of Earth Sciences and Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, has found that industry-certified particle masks are most effective at protecting people from volcanic ash, whilst commonly used surgical masks offer less protection.

(11 Sep 2018) » More about Protecting against volcanic ash


Ustinov College celebrates first year at Sheraton Park

The University’s Ustinov College is celebrating one year since it moved to a new home at Sheraton Park.

(10 Sep 2018) » More about Ustinov's first year at Sheraton Park


Construction begins on £80 million Mount Oswald project

Construction has begun on an £80 million project to develop new College and student facilities.

(6 Sep 2018) » More about Construction begins on £80 million Mount Oswald project


Local artists find a home at Durham University

The University is to support two local artists by welcoming them to work from its theatre.

(4 Sep 2018) » More about Local artists find a home at Durham University


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