Research at Durham
Breathlessness, ancient manuscripts and geothermal energy are among the diverse subject areas benefiting from world leading research at Durham University.
Here academics from across the University talk about their research, and how Durham’s collaborative environment encourages them to explore new approaches to research.
Alien life is out there, but our theories are probably steering us away from it
If we discovered evidence of alien life, would we even realise it? Life on other planets could be so different from what we’re used to that we might not recognise any biological signatures that it produces. Dr Peter Vickers explains how, in the quest to find extraterrestrial life, scientists must be thoroughly open-minded.
Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks
For the renowned north-eastern artist Norman Cornish MBE (1919-2014), sketching was second nature and an inherent part of his everyday life. This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes, and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works.