Research at Durham University
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.
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
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.
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Lectures and seminars
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.
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.
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.