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Research at Durham University


New partnership for transformative research

Durham University has announced a new strategic partnership with the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) which could transform the way research is developed into marketable products in industries including health and personal care.

(18 Oct 2016) » More about New partnership for transformative research

Research takes centre stage

Records of Early English Drama-North East: Uncovering performance and musical heritage

From giant dragons to dances with Death, medieval and Renaissance times were rich in performance, drama, plays and rituals. 

(7 Oct 2016) » More about research takes centre stage

International centre for research into Spanish & Latin American art announced

Image Vice-Chancellor Stuart Corbridge and Jonathan Ruffer, Auckland Castle Trust

Durham University is helping to establish a corner of North East England as an international centre for research into Spanish and Latin American art and culture.

(29 Sep 2016) » More about International centre for research into Spanish & Latin American art announced

Rest and well-being – world’s largest survey

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic.

(27 Sep 2016) » More about rest and well-being – world’s largest survey

Spotlight on postgraduate research

A World of Opportunity - research at Durham University

Lectures and seminars

Celebrate Science 2016

Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 October
Enjoy a great half term day out for all the family! Celebrate Science is back with another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE childrens events, activities, workshops and experiments celebrating science!
Come along to the 'Celebrate Science' Marquee on Palace Green, where a wide range of free science themed activities will be taking place. Shining a light on lung disease, take a tour of the night sky and enjoy optical illusions. Children are invited to to carry out amazing experiments, participate in astonishing hands-on activities and create their very own inventions, with University experts on hand to answer questions from visitors on everything from molten lava to time travel!

'Weighing up protein dynamics: assembly, activity, and evolution'

The Durham Biophysical Sciences Institute 2016 Howard Prize Lecture will be given by Prof Justin Benesch (University of Oxford). All are welcome.

Durham Castle Lecture Series - Elements of a Theory of Global...

Professor David Held will deliver a Durham Castle Lecture entitled 'Elements of a Theory of Global Politics: from the Holocaust to the 21st Century'. Doors open at 7.30pm. Lecture commences at 8pm. Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. No ticket is required. .All are welcome.

Teaching Excellence Framework Lecture

Professor David Greatbatch (DUBS) will deliver a lecture on the Teaching Excellence Framework. The lecture will assess the most up-to-date research and current thinking on teaching quality in higher education and issues relating to assessing Teaching Excellence in HE.

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.