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The Importance of our own Past: Research at Durham University

The Importance of our own Past: Research at Durham University

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Dr Giles Gasper explains that by bringing together historians and scientists we are shedding new light on medieval thinking and what it means for scientific learning today.


Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research

Professor Stefan Przyborski, Biosciences, Durham University

Innovative three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology is giving scientists the ability to grow realistic human tissues for more effective drug testing while reducing the need for animal research.

(18 Jan 2018) » More about Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research


Durham’s cosmology research lights up London

Cosmoscope at Lumiere Durham 2017

Research by Durham University scientists into the evolution of galaxies will light up London as part of a major festival.

(16 Jan 2018) » More about Durham’s cosmology research lights up London


First director appointed to new Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

An international centre for the study of Spanish and Latin American art has appointed its inaugural director.

(20 Dec 2017) » More about First director appointed to new Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art


Why the best teachers should be in reception classes

Primary schools should consider putting their best teachers into Reception classes according to researchers at Durham University, who found that children who were taught well in their first year went on to achieve better GCSE results in English and Maths. 

(15 Dec 2017) » More about Why the best teachers should be in reception classes


New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier

The face of one of the Seventeenth Century Scottish soldiers who was imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 has been revealed through a remarkable new digital reconstruction.

(14 Dec 2017) » More about New image brings people face to face with Seventeenth Century Scottish soldier


Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval

Research that has helped to shape the way babies sleep and how parents care for them at night-time has been given the Royal seal of approval.

(1 Dec 2017) » More about Research that helps parents and babies sleep better gets Royal approval


Durham 73rd in world rankings for Physical Sciences

The EAGLE Project Explained

Durham University has been ranked 73rd in the world for Physical Sciences in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Subject Rankings 2017-18. 

(27 Nov 2017) » More about Durham 73rd in world rankings for Physical Sciences


Schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young people

More needs to be done to provide guidance and support in schools to prevent mental health problems in young people according to a new report.

(23 Nov 2017) » More about schools could play a vital role to help prevent mental health problems in young people


Mars might be drier than previously thought

Dark features previously proposed as evidence for significant liquid water flowing on Mars have now been identified as granular flows, where sand and dust move rather than liquid water, according to a new study.

(21 Nov 2017) » More about Mars might be drier than previously thought



Thursday 18 January 2018

Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition follows the course of Dante’s imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.  The story is told through artworks, manuscripts, memorabilia and other objects on loan from Livio Ambrogio, the world’s greatest Dante private collector, and other collections.

Contact annalisa.cipollone@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

10:00am to 5:00pm, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act and also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Resilience within the Rubble

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 19 January 2018

Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition follows the course of Dante’s imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.  The story is told through artworks, manuscripts, memorabilia and other objects on loan from Livio Ambrogio, the world’s greatest Dante private collector, and other collections.

Contact annalisa.cipollone@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

10:00am to 5:00pm, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act and also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.