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Research at Durham University

Antarctica's role in climate change

Antarctica's role in climate change


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Lectures and seminars

'Mental Illness, Creativity, and the Arts

Ustinov College Cafe des Arts
'Frida is a move about art that is a work of art in itself' so said the American Film Institute when including it in their Moves of the Year for 2002. But Frida, the 2002 Oscar-winning biopic of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, is more than simply a film about art and the artist.

Order, the Universe and Everything: The World of Robert Grosseteste

'Order, the Universe and Everything' introduces the world of the late twelfth- and thirteenth-century polymath Robert Grosseteste. This lecture will trace themes across Grosseteste’s earliest writings, those on the mathematical arts, to his magisterial commentary on the six days of Creation, The Hexaemeron.

The Rites of Durham

The Rites of Durham is an anonymous account written on six scrolls in the mid-16th century about Durham Cathedral and its traditions. It provides a detailed picture of Durham as Catholic monastic Cathedral, before its conversion to an Anglican institution. Seif El Rashidi, former Durham World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, will give us an insight into this fascinating document.

Evidence in Experimental Science

Evidence on Trial Public Lecture
Professor Dame Julia Higgins, DBE, FRS, FRSC, FREng, Imperial College London.
As an experimental scientist, Professor Dame Julia Higgins has built her own apparatus to measure properties of materials, sent sample materials to another organisation and received data in return, supervised new young scientists starting their own research careers who come to her to discuss their measurements, and used large multi-user apparatus at international facilities where she has little or no control over the construction and maintenance.

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.