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Research at Durham University

Antarctica's role in climate change

Antarctica's role in climate change


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A World of Opportunity - research at Durham University

Lectures and seminars

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.

Counsel and the Commonweal: Secrecy, Privacy, and Political...

Dr Jacqueline Rose (University of St Andrews) will give the lecture

Defining and Measuring Research Quality in a Transdisciplinary...

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Professor Brian Belcher, Royal Roads University, Canada will deliver this lecture. Research increasingly seeks to both generate knowledge and to contribute to real-world solutions, with strong emphasis on context and social engagement. As boundaries between disciplines are crossed, and as research engages more with stakeholders in complex systems, traditional academic definitions and criteria of research quality are no longer sufficient - there is a need for a parallel evolution of principles and criteria to define and evaluate research quality in a transdisciplinary research (TDR) context.

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.