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Durham research has a lasting global impact

We have launched a new Global Research Brochure where we shine a light on some of our incredible researchers who are making a difference in the world.
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Investigating West Antarctic Ice Sheet’s climate secrets

We’re part of an international project pushing new boundaries to understand how the vulnerable West Antarctic Ice Sheet could respond to climate change.
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Honour for Durham geographer’s climate change research

Durham geographer Professor Harriet Bulkeley has been honoured for her boundary-breaking research into climate change.
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Durham student elected President of Union of Jewish Students

Durham student Sami Berkoff has been elected President of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
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Durham-Norway Connections Grow with the Exploring Arctic Soundscapes Project

The Exploring Arctic Soundscapes project was initiated by Durham’s Institute of Advanced Study in 2020 to explore how a focus on sound could build new transdisciplinary methodologies for researching and communicating the complexities of Arctic and marine environments.*
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Offering oil and gas licences every year distracts from the challenge of winding down UK North Sea

Professor Gavin Bridge, from our Department of Geography, is joined by Gisa Weszkalnys, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, to give their thoughts on proposals by the UK government for new oil and gas licences.
An image of an oil rig in the sea.

Ancient landscape discovered beneath East Antarctic Ice Sheet

We’re part of an international research team that has discovered an ancient landscape that has lain hidden beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet for millions of years.
Graphic showing the Antarctic ice sheet lifted up to reveal the ancient landscape underneath

Explosive volcanic eruption led to record-breaking underwater flows

Research involving our Departments of Earth Sciences and Geography has revealed how an explosive volcanic eruption triggered the fastest underwater flows ever recorded and led to extensive damage of seafloor cables.
Members of Tonga Geological Services watch a volcanic eruption from a boat. Image credit Taniela Kula, Tonga Geological Services

Rosebank shows the UK’s offshore oil regulator no longer serves the public good

Professor Gavin Bridge from our Department of Geography is joined by Gisa Weszkalnys, Associate Professor of Anthropology at London School of Economics and Political Science, to give their thoughts on the announcement of the new Rosebank oil field 80 miles west of Shetland.
An image of an oil rig in the sea.

Professor Louise Amoore named British Academy Fellow

We are thrilled Professor Louise Amoore from our Department of Geography has become a newly elected Fellow of The British Academy.
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Congratulations to Matthew Fair, Winner of the 2023 Geography Undergraduate Photographic Competition!

Each year, undergraduate geography students submit photographs from dissertation research and fieldtrips to the annual photo competition. This years results are in and Matthew Fair has won!
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Five Durham Geography Undergraduates Receive National Recognition for their Dissertation Research

The Department of Geography congratulates the five students whose dissertations received national recognition from specialty groups with the Royal Geographical Society.
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