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Remembering Joan Kenworthy

The University is saddened to learn of the passing of Joan Kenworthy on May 18, aged 90.
Joan Kenworthy

National Clean Air Month: Exploring the link between your brain health and air pollution

With May being National Clean Air Month, we spoke to Professor Brian Castellani from our Department of Sociology and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing about his work on the impact of air pollution on our health.
Cars in traffic emitting pollution

Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
Image of Hild Bede Grounds

Durham scientists part of team behind stunning new images of the Universe

Our scientists are involved in a major international space mission that has released five unprecedented new images of the Universe.
A vibrant nursery of star formation enveloped in a shroud of interstellar dust or purple, red and white

Celebrating Durham success stories, locally and globally

Durham students and graduates achieve great things – benefiting the world, and our locality. Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores our contribution locally and globally.
Vice Chancellor Karen O'Brien smiling with her arms folded wearing a red blouse

Our global university: why our international students matter

International students are critical to the success of our University and to creating a vibrant and diverse global academic community that benefits everybody.
Four students pictured standing in a line

Prestigious fellowship to investigate building blocks of the Universe

Congratulations to particle physicist Dr Stefan Schacht who has been awarded a prestigious Ernest Rutherford Fellowship to investigate the most basic building blocks of our Universe.
Dr Stefan Schacht smiling straight ahead and wearing glasses

New Student Exhibitions opening at University Museums

A series of three new exhibitions curated by MA Museum and Artefact Studies students are opening across Durham University Museums from 23 May.
Images of posters promtoing the three MA Student exhibitions

Durham scientists help secure £49.35m to advance UK’s research infrastructure

Our scientists have provided essential support to a national spectrometry infrastructure project that has received multi-million-pound funding from the UK government.
A mass spectrometer instrument

Durham philosopher selected as BBC New Generation Thinker

Dr Jack Symes has been recognised as one of the UK’s most promising arts and humanities early career researchers.
Dr Jack Symes stood in front of a wall. The text reads BBC New Generation Thinker

Sir Harry Evans summit considers biggest issues facing journalism

Global leaders in investigative journalism gathered for a summit in honour of the late, great Durham graduate Sir Harry Evans.
A newspaper-style magazine with the headline 'Truth Tellers' in pink text and a black and white photograph of a man holding his left hand aloft

Golden Bolt celebration at Rushford Court

In May 2024, we celebrated a key milestone in the construction work currently taking place at Rushford Court in Durham City Centre, with the ceremonial tightening of a ‘golden bolt’.
Jeremy Cook at Rushford Court Golden Bolt Ceremony, tightening the bolt