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Research at Durham University


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Lectures and seminars

Durham Energy Institute Annual Research Symposium

30th September 2016, 08:30 to 17:45, Calman Learning Centre

What are the challenges that the energy industry faces over the next twenty years and what do we need to do to meet them? Can we continue to maintain energy security and resilience post-Brexit and just how much is decommissioning both on and off shore going to cost? These are just some of the questions that our panel of experts will be discussing over the course of the day.

Durham Branch Western Front Association Annual Conference

Four lectures on the battles on the Western Front
Professors Sir Hew Strachan, William Philpott, Eric Grove and Holger Afflerbach will speak on Strategy of 1916, Last day of The Somme, Jutland, Verdun and Prof John Derry will chair.
Cost is £25 which includes a buffet lunch. There will also be an exhibition by local groups.

"Whisht! Lads": The Lambton Worm, Medievalism(s) and Radical Jack...

A free public talk in which Jamie Beckett examines the evolution of the North East folk tale of the Lambton Worm. This is the final lecture in the Late Summer Lectures organised by the Department of English Studies. Catch up on podcasts of previous talks via

Annual Borderlands Lecture ‘Filling the Space Between: Plato,...

This talk considers whether a reworked ancient Greek ethics of flourishing, particularly as conceived by Plato, can be of use in current inter-faith and faith-secular dialogue; in part by providing an inclusive area where people of different beliefs can discuss profound ethical questions through a shared cultural heritage.

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.