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Research at Durham University

Investigating the effects of volcanoes on climate

Investigating the effects of volcanoes on climate


Spotlight on postgraduate research

A World of Opportunity - research at Durham University

Lectures and seminars

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.

Evidence of the Public Good: Sceptical reasoning and public...

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Drawing on ethnographic research on processes of decentralization and infrastructural development in the Peruvian Andes, Professor Penny Harvey, University of Manchester, explores how divergent evidential forms, modes of reasoning and analytical procedures are managed to produce adequate grounds for action in the name of the public good.

'Jeremiah Dixon (1733-1779): Artist, Scientist, and Adventurer'

Auckland Castle Lecture Series
Jonathan Peacock, guest curator at The Bowes, will explore the life and legacy of the hugely important local figure, Jeremiah Dixon. Dixon has been largely forgotten in England and, more importantly, in the North East but not only did he survey the present layout of the Park at Auckland Castle for Bishop Egerton in 1772, he lent his name to the Mason-Dixon line, one of America's most famous boundaries and perhaps the best-known line on the planet after the Equator.

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.