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Research at Durham University


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Lectures and seminars

The Ustinov Seminar presents: Global Citizenship Brainstorm Brunch

In an increasingly connected world, the role of the individual is changing. What does it mean to be a member of the global community?

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site: the Challenges of the Last 30...

The next lecture of the Durham World Heritage Site 30th Anniversary Lecture Series will be delivered by Anna Brennand, Chief Executive of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. It will discuss the challenges faced by the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and explain the opportunities these present for protecting its outstanding universal value, as the Site celebrates its 30 years designation.

What role will fossil fuels play in future energy? Debate

This question needs to be addressed in the light of two recent, related and potentially contradictory events. The first is the plummeting price and increased availability of oil, which is linked to parallel decreases in gas prices. Economists cite a variety of underlying reasons for this, including the slow-down in China’s economic growth and the expansion of fracking operations, particularly in the USA, which has been restored to self-sufficiency in oil production. The second event is the negotiation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on the abatement of climate change by limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.

Final heat of Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Could you present three years of work in just three minutes? That is the challenge for seven doctoral research students competing to represent Durham University at a regional competition and hoping to win a place in the grand final in Manchester in September.

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.