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Complete University Guide 2025

The Department has risen from 5th to 4th in the latest Complete University Guide 2025
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Two Durham researchers elected to Academia Europaea

We’re celebrating the news that two of our leading academics have been elected members of Academia Europaea in recognition of their subject-leading achievements.
Professors Arlene Holmes-Henderson and Harriet Bulkeley

New geological map reveals secrets of Greenland's icy interior

A team of international scientists involving our Geography department has unveiled a new map of the geological provinces hidden beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Picture of Greenland Ice Sheet by NASA

In the Shadow of the Mine: Professor Ray Hudson on the 40th anniversary of the UK miners’ strikes

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the start of the UK miners’ strikes of the 1980s.
A profile picture of Professor Ray Hudson and the cover of his book 'In the Shadow of the Mine'

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.
A globe with lines showing connections between different parts of the world.

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.
Green big track snow ploughs stand on the snow and ice sheet with a white and blue sky behind them.

Honour for Durham geographer’s climate change research

Durham geographer Professor Harriet Bulkeley has been honoured for her boundary-breaking research into climate change.
A head and shoulders photograph of Professor Harriet Bulkeley

Durham student elected President of Union of Jewish Students

Durham student Sami Berkoff has been elected President of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).
Female student Sami Berkoff smiling, looking at camera

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.*
A woman plays the sympolin

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