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Joining forces with NHS Foundation Trust to enhance healthcare and research  

We have joined forces with the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) to promote greater collaboration in healthcare and research.   
A large group of Durham and NHS representatives standing outside Durham Hospital

Remembering George Alagiah

We have been deeply saddened to learn of the death of our alumnus George Alagiah. 
George Alagiah in Congregation robes, ahead of receving his honorary degree

Historic ceremony to welcome Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor

We have officially welcomed acclaimed foreign affairs expert Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor.
Dr Fiona Hill in academic dress at Durham Cathedral

His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2023

On the announcement of the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
Durham Cathedral skyline

Art Exhibition Celebrating Women and Social Justice launches at Josephine Butler College

A group of College friends and alumni, gathered for the launch of a new art exhibition Radical Non-Resistance and the Art of Transgression: Indelicate, Ungenteel, Vulgar & Outrageous Women (IUVOW), curated by local artist Philip Gatenby.
Alumni looking at art on a wall

Dr Fiona Hill’s first engagement as Chancellor

Dr Fiona Hill’s attendance at the Chancellor’s Circle Dinner marked a significant moment as she begins her tenure as the incoming Chancellor, poised to guide and contribute to the continued success of Durham.
Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill (left), Beth Henderson (middle) and Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O'Brien (right).

Silicon Valley to The Big Apple - visiting our alumni in the USA

Our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien has been consistent in her vision to meet as many of our alumni and supporter communities as possible. The latest chapter of this plan took her to the USA recently to meet alumni, friends and colleagues at receptions in San Francisco, Seattle and New York.
Space Needle

Fellowship honour for two leading academics

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Deborah Riby from our Department of Psychology, and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui from our School of Education, have both been elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of excellence in their respective fields, and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Image of Professor Deborah Riby and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui

Strengthened connections with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

We are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).
A group of people standing in front of a sign that says Indian Institute of Technology Madras

On International Women's Day we talk to our BUCS Champion Cricket Team

University Centre of Cricketing Excellence captain Emily Batey and club captain Libby Haward tell us about their path to success, which has not been without challenges.
BUCS champions

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Durham University Palatinate Orchestra at Durham Cathedral on March 11

In an inspiring programme, DUPO will perform Dvořák’s New World Symphony as a celebration of their 15th anniversary.
Students from Durham University Palatinate Orchestra

Welcome to our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

We’re pleased to announce Professor Mike Shipman as our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Shipman