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Research at Durham University

What value is Arts and Humanities research?

What value is Arts and Humanities research?


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Lectures and seminars

Durham Book Festival 2015

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 October
From politics to poetry, fiction to feminism, the Durham Book Festival welcomes a host of writers and events for reader of all ages this October.
Durham University is a partner in the festival and has invited award-winning poet Sinead Morrisey to be this year’s Festival Laureate.

Sinéad Morrissey - 'The poems that made me'

Durham Book Festival Laureate Sinéad Morrissey reads 'the poems that made me', including poems by Wilfred Owen and Elizabeth Bishop. Sinéad Morrissey is the innaugural Poet Laureate of Belfast and was the winner of the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize in 2014.
Free event. All welcome!

Evidence on Trial Public Lecture - The Interplay of Evidence and...

IAS Lecture
Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson will be delivering this lecture, asking is evidence crucial to science? Surely itʼs obvious the answer is yes? We collect evidence, try to model it with mathematical theories, and then test those theories with new observations and experiments. The redshifts of galaxies are evidence for the expansion of the universe. The cosmic microwave background radiation is indirect evidence for a hot big bang.

Places of Power and the Making of Early Medieval Kingdoms: New...

Dr Gabor Thomas, University of Reading will give the lecture reflecting upon the results of a major scheme of excavation targeting Anglo-Saxon settlement remains preserved beneath the modern village of Lyminge, Kent, led by the University of Reading and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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.