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Durham University


University statement on anti-Semitism

Professor Simon Hackett, Associate Provost, Durham University, said: “We do not accept any form of prejudice or discrimination, and we condemn any incidents of anti-Semitism in the strongest possible terms.

“We are working to eliminate discrimination, prejudice and harassment and nurture an open and inclusive environment where all members of our community can achieve their full potential.

“We are part of a national network of university projects to tackle hate crime and harassment on campus. We are also working with the Holocaust Educational Trust on its Lessons from Auschwitz Project, through which staff and student representatives recently visited Auschwitz.”


  • We are one of 11 higher education institutions in England that are part of an Office for Students-funded network of projects to tackle religious-based hate crime and harassment on campus. For more information, please click here.
  • We are introducing a new online tool for staff and students to report incidents of bullying and harassment, hate crime, sexual violence and misconduct and relationship abuse.
  • We have a University-wide Hate Crime steering committee, with representatives of student faith societies including the Jewish Society.
  • We have a Rabbi who acts as a University Chaplain.
  • Student societies are supported through Durham Students’ Union.
  • There is a strong and active Jewish Society, which hosts Friday Shabbat meals prepared in a Kosher kitchen at our St Aidan’s College.
  • For more information on the Lessons from Auschwitz Project, please click here.