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Research at Durham University


Durham enters partnership with iconic Palace Museum

Durham University and China’s Palace Museum have signed an agreement, bringing together these two world-renowned centres of research and cultural excellence for the first time. The agreement is the first between the Palace Museum and an English university. 

(7 Dec 2016) » More about Durham enters partnership with iconic Palace Museum

Research aims to “unpack Brexit”

Researchers at Durham University are aiming to unpack the issues behind the legal, constitutional and economic implications of Brexit.

(29 Nov 2016) » More about Research aims to “unpack Brexit”

Understanding the dynamics of an avalanche

SLF Avalanche Experiment 2015 - Clip 2A

Professor Jim McElwaine of the Department of Earth Sciences talks about new research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, which has given some of the first detailed measurements of what takes place inside an avalanche. 

(25 Nov 2016) » More about Understanding the dynamics of an avalanche

Hurricane risk to Northeast USA coast increasing

The Northeastern coast of the USA could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns, according to new research.

Hurricane risk to Northeast USA coast increasing, research warns

(23 Nov 2016) » More about Hurricane risk to Northeast USA coast increasing

Spotlight on postgraduate research

A World of Opportunity - research at Durham University

Lectures and seminars

English as a Lingua Franca: A progression in attitudes towards the...

Presented by Ian Moore. "How Saudi Primary Teachers Use Interactive White Boards And What Are Their Training Needs?"

The Future of Learning

Professor Sugata Mitra (Newcastle University). In this talk, Sugata Mitra will take us through the origins of schooling as we know it, to the dematerialisation of institutions as we know them.

Unique opportunity to meet our local MPs

On 8 December the University is hosting a public Question and Answer session, open to all, with Iain Wright (MP for Hartlepool) and Roberta Blackman Woods (MP for Durham Central). This is a unique opportunity to speak to both to find out more about life as an MP and the work of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee, which is Chaired by Iain Wright MP and is visiting Durham on the same day.

Engaging Men in Building Gender Equality - A Public Lecture with Dr...

Dr Michael Flood, Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities at the University of Wollongong in Australia, will be visiting the Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) in December. He will give a public lecture on his research around engaging men in preventing violence against women, and working with women to create a world of gender justice.

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.