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Celebrating International Women’s Day

(6 March 2020)

9 photos of women who work at Durham University

Did you know that Durham was among the first UK universities to admit female students?

Our proud history of pioneering women continues today and as part of our International Women’s Day (IWD) activities we are celebrating the many talented and inspiring women who work and study at our university.

Inspiring women of Durham

Our video series – Inspiring Women of Durham – features women from across the University. Contributors include the first Muslim female chaplain to be appointed to a higher education institution in the UK, and a professor who first arrived in Durham as an 18 year old undergraduate. They, along with other women from a diverse range of backgrounds, share their achievements, motivations and how they use their work to inspire others.

Making a difference

Durham Women Making a Difference is our annual initiative where staff and students nominate women from the University who have made a positive difference to them. Last year over sixty women were nominated for a variety of reasons include everyday kindness, consistent support, meaningful contributions and inspiring work.

IWD events

Throughout the week of IWD there will be a range of thought-provoking and celebratory events taking place around Durham including Blather and Lather. This event features three very different talks by three very different women and will cover imposter syndrome, the Women’s Institute and the gender and democratic movement in Hong Kong.

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