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Bank of England’s stress tests have ‘fatal flaws’

fatal flaws in stress tests by Bank of England


Whose martyr is it anyway? Unravelling a Benedictine mystery

The opening decades of the seventeenth century were far from harmonious for the English Catholic community. As differing clerical parties competed to strengthen their position they engaged in ‘martyr grabs’ - forcefully claiming Catholic martyrs as their own to help further their cause. 

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Bank of England’s stress tests have ‘fatal flaws’

The Bank of England’s stress tests, which assess the financial resilience of UK banks, are described as ‘worse than useless’ in a new report by a Durham University academic.

(3 Aug 2016) » More about fatal flaws in stress tests by Bank of England

Nanosize magnetic whirlpools could be the future of data storage

Could magnetic skyrmions hold the answer to better data storage?

The use of nanoscale magnetic whirlpools, known as magnetic skyrmions, to create novel and efficient ways to store data will be explored in a new £7M research programme led by Durham University.

(2 Aug 2016) » More about nanosize magnetic whirlpools

England’s 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice

As England celebrates the 50th anniversary of winning the World Cup, Dr Stacey Pope from the School of Applied Social Sciences discusses the impact this iconic moment in football history had on female fans.

(28 Jul 2016) » More about England’s 1966 World Cup victory – giving female fans a voice

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Lectures and seminars

The Minimalist Literary Aesthetic and Current Forms of...

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 17:30 - 18:30, Alington House

Part of the Late Summer Lectures series organised by the Department of English Studies, this lecture explores the genre of minimalism in literature. It is free to attend and open to all.

Ordered Universe - imaging fast phenomena: Waves, Vibrations and...

The next in the Ordered Universe public lecture series will feature Professor Clive Siviour, of the Department of Engineering, University of Oxford. Clive will be speaking about his on-going research into High-Speed photography and the extraordinary images it produces, and to experiments derived from Robert Grosseteste’s treatise On the Generation of Sounds.

Imaging Fast Phenomena: Waves, Vibrations and High-Speed Photography

Just as a microscope opens up the world of small distances, high speed photography opens the world of short times. Since the advent of photography itself, people have attempted to visualise events that are too fast for the human eye. This talk will give an overview of both early and modern techniques used to build cameras capable of thousands, and now millions, of frames per second. It will also explore some applications of high speed imaging in science and engineering.

Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Peter Barton, Military Historian and Presenter of the 2016 BBC documentary The Other Side Of The Somme will speak about Challenging History – The Somme from Both Sides of the Wire

Infant Sleep Mobile App

For the latest research on sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety in infants, download our new mobile app for free. Contains a unique bed-sharing decision tool, and a sleep log tool to track babies' sleep. Search for 'infant sleep' on Google Play or the App Store. 

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Research and Innovation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.