We could use old coal mines to decarbonise heat – here's how
After Mugabe, all eyes are on Museveni: how long can he cling to power?
Professor Justin Willis from the Department of History discusses issues around President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda with Professor Gabrielle Lynch (University of Warwick) and Professor Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham).
Almost two million UK adults have experienced domestic abuse in the last year
Dr Hannah Bows from the School of Applied Social Sciences discusses the latest Office for National Statistics figures on domestic violence.
What works in education does not always chime with what Ministers want to hear
Professor Carole Torgerson from the School of Education and Professor Dominic Wyse from University College London explain why the curriculum policy for English teaching is at odds with current research.
Nearly half of teenage smokers have bought illegal tobacco, so what are the dangers?
Dr Andrew Russell from the Department of Anthropology and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing discusses new figures that show more than half of all teenage smokers in the north-east of England have bought illegal tobacco.
Sexual harassment: it’s all part of growing up
Trump – Rating the presidency
After a tumultuous year beset by controversy, how should we assess Donald Trump, twelve months on from his US presidential election win?
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Does the size of the universe prove God doesn't exist?
Qatar blockade and Saudi Arabia: could there be a power shift in Doha?
Time to celebrate the unsung women heroes of peace mediation
While women are active and successful mediators at the grassroots level, they remain largely invisible in international peacemaking.
What is space? The 300-year-old philosophical battle that is still raging today
Why the US withdrawal from UNESCO is a step backwards for global cultural cooperation
Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO Chair on Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, explains why this will result in few benefits.
A step-change in tackling sexual violence
Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) and Chair of the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Group at Durham University, writes on a step-change in the higher education sector, and Durham's part in it.
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Summer-born pupils are labelled incorrectly
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Where the Humanities Need No Defense
Professor of Journalism at Emerson College in the US, Ted Gup, spent a term at Durham University as a writer-in-residence. He looks back on his time in the North East of England – 3,148 miles from home.
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Why hunger is on the rise in the world, and what can be done about it
The United Nations reports that global hunger is on the rise for the first time in ten years - Professor Peter Atkins examines the reasons behind this increase.
How Taylor Swift has become a femme fatale - with a little help from Sylvia Plath
How the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit – even outside the single market
Professor of Finance and Economics, Kevin Dowd (Durham University), Professor David Paton (Nottingham University) and Professor David Blake (University of London) discuss how the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit.
What new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit?
Professor Eleanor Spaventa warns that EU citizens living in Britain should prepare to present documentation whenever they interact with the state.
Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable
Professor Justin Willis considers the potential impact of the decision by Kenya's Supreme Court to declare the election null and void.
A museum of Confederate statues – and how it could help end the American Civil War
Why 'upskirting' needs to be made a sex crime
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Nosy neighbours and the outsourcing of UK gun control
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Kenya’s elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thrones
Understanding why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils
How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study
Dr Sam Williams Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology talks about land reform affecting wildlife.
Large carnivores are in decline all over the world. Threats like persecution and loss of both prey and habitat are key contributors. The planet’s top biodiversity hotspots have already lost around 90% of their primary (undisturbed) vegetation, driven by factors like growth of infrastructure, agriculture and the removal of natural resources.
Twenty years on, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell on readers
Is there enough good evidence to inform teaching in schools?
Professor Stephen Gorard talks about the importance of using solid evidence to inform education practice.
Fact Check: is China dumping steel?
Professor Ian Greenwood and Professor Ray Hudson examine if China is dumping steel.
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What's the difference between TPIMs and control orders?
Professor Helen Fenwick from Durham Law School explains the difference between Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs) and control orders.
Linking lone wolf killers to Islamic State magnifies the threat – and could inspire future attacks
Dr Alan Greene believes the way we talk about terrorist attacks can help the extremists' cause.
This election must not result in another failed NHS Experiment
Professor David Hunter, from the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health explains that the election must not become an excuse for shelving much needed health system transformation.
Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor
Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there.
Walking with Pride
Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, and Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explains why the University supports the Pride movement.
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Why augmented reality is triggering cultural conflict and religious controversy
Disagreements on what Europe means go back to the 16th century
Sport for peace and development: Zambia shows how it can be done
Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?
Professor Stephen Gorard takes a critical look at the Government’s case for fining parents who take their children out of school during term.
Issue of children who sexually abuse other children is not something that can be ignored
Professor Simon Hackett explains why children who sexually abuse other children should not be treated like criminals.
People have been used as bargaining chips before - by Romania's Nicolae Ceausescu
As EU citizens' rights are debated by the UK government and the House of Lords, Dr James Koranyi, Lecturer in Modern European History, sees parallels in recent Romanian history.
The next scientific breakthrough could come from the history books
Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.
Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security
Earthquakes triggered by humans pose growing risk
Professor Gillian Foulger , Professor Jon Gluyas and PhD student Miles Wilson from the Department of Earth Sciences explain how their research showed that mining-related activity accounts for the largest number of earthquakes.
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It's important to listen to imaginary voices – just ask Virginia Woolf
60% of primate species now threatened with extinction
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Durham University is key to bright future
The importance of having one of the world’s top 100 universities is central to Durham’s position as a first-class business destination – and there are dynamic plans in place to accelerate the momentum of recent years.
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Whose fault is PISA?
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