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Research at Durham University


Urgent action needed to save primates from extinction

The majority of primate species worldwide are now threatened with extinction, according to an international group of primate conservation experts who are calling for urgent action to protect the world’s dwindling primate populations.

(19 Jan 2017) » More about urgent action needed to save primates from extinction

Mysterious sea creature part of a new family

One branch on the tree of life is a bit more crowded today as a team of scientists have revealed what a bizarre group of cone-shaped sea creatures actually are, as reported in Nature.

(12 Jan 2017) » More about mysterious sea creature part of a new family

Durham University is key to bright future

Place of Light

The importance of having one of the world’s top 100 universities is central to Durham’s position as a first-class business destination – and there are dynamic plans in place to accelerate the momentum of recent years.

(9 Jan 2017) » More about Durham University is key to bright future

Hunting hidden supermassive black holes

L-R Prof David Alexander and Ady Annuar, Department of Physics

Monster black holes sometimes play a cosmic game of hide and seek, shrouding themselves from view behind giant clouds of gas and dust, according to new research.

(9 Jan 2017) » More about Hunting hidden supermassive black holes

Spotlight on postgraduate research

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Lectures and seminars

Small Scale, Big Change: the social turn in contemporary architecture

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
Professor Andres Lepik, Technical University Munich will talk about how in recent decades architecture has achieved the public image of an elitist discipline.

On Arts and Artefacts

Ushaw Lecture Series and MLAC Lecture
Dr Carol Richardson (Edinburgh) will deliver this public lecture. Drinks Reception: 5.30pm; Lecture: 6pm–7.15pm

Medieval and Modern Exploration of Human Colour Perception

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture Professor Hannah Smithson, University of Oxford will consider if science today learn from thirteenth century literature?

The Gilded Thistle: Imagined Capitalised National Identities in...

A seminar from Dr Karen Lowing of the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend, and booking is not required.

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 Biosciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the department of Biosciences (formerly School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences).