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Research at Durham University


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.

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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.

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'Evolving electronics' could lead to new electrical devices

"Evolving electronics" could lead to new electrical devices

Researchers have taken their inspiration from nature to teach materials to form new electrical pathways.

They say the finding could eventually lead to new electronic devices.

(1 Sep 2016) » More about 'Evolving electronics' could lead to new electrical devices

Smartphone 'dunking protection' technology shortlisted for award

How liquid-repellent technology is changing our lives

Research that allows smartphones to be waterproofed so effectively that they can survive being dropped in the bath has led to Durham University being shortlisted for a major industry award.

(1 Sep 2016) » More about Smartphone 'dunking protection' technology shortlisted for award

Spotlight on postgraduate research

A World of Opportunity - research at Durham University

Lectures and seminars

"Whisht! Lads": The Lambton Worm, Medievalism(s) and Radical Jack...

A free public talk in which Jamie Beckett examines the evolution of the North East folk tale of the Lambton Worm. This is the final lecture in the Late Summer Lectures organised by the Department of English Studies. Catch up on podcasts of previous talks via

Annual Borderlands Lecture ‘Filling the Space Between: Plato,...

This talk considers whether a reworked ancient Greek ethics of flourishing, particularly as conceived by Plato, can be of use in current inter-faith and faith-secular dialogue; in part by providing an inclusive area where people of different beliefs can discuss profound ethical questions through a shared cultural heritage.

Monthly meeting of Western Front Association, Durham Branch

A talk by Peter Hart, best selling author and Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum, on the war in the air 1914-1918

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - Complexity, Scale, Story: narrative...

Will Self and Enid Blyton are not often mentioned in the same sentence, but this lecture will reveal that they have an unexpected interest in common: scale. By a happy biographical accident, Dr Walsh is well qualified to expound upon the particular focus of this common interest, which is a rather eccentric model village called Bekonscot. But both writers are also, of course, interested in stories, and that is where his more academic interest as a narrative theorist comes in. Their negotiations with questions of scale in their stories provide a point of departure for his own concern with the distinctive qualities and limitations of narrative form.

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.