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Welcome the Year of the Dragon at the Oriental Museum

The Oriental Museum will be staying open late to host its annual Lunar New Year Lantern Festival celebration on Saturday 24 February 2024 from 6pm to 8pm. Staff, students and volunteers at the Museum are looking forward to sharing in the rich cultural traditions of Lunar New Year, an important festival celebrated across Asia.
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New Executive MSc programme launched in Behavioural Science

We are delighted to announce the launch of an innovative new, predominantly online executive postgraduate programme – the Executive MSc in Behavioural Science.
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Archaeologists shed new light on children’s health during Industrial Revolution

Our archaeologists have helped shed new light on the health of children living in North East England during the Industrial Revolution.
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Durham Global Week 2024 Programme announced

We are delighted to announce the Programme of events for this year’s Durham Global Week, a celebration of the university's international impact, through our students, staff and connections Durham Global Week will take place from February 24 to March 3, 2024 and include over 30 events for staff, students, our the local and international communities and to enjoy.
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Leading security scholar addresses Parliamentary inquiry

Professor Anoush Ehteshami was recently invited to give evidence to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry hearing into the UK’s engagement with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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Explore a world full of performances from Durham students

This February we’re exploring how our talented students weave global themes into productions and concerts here at Durham.
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How we are taking big steps forward to protect the future of the planet

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores the role Durham University plays in tackling some of society's biggest challenges.
Professor Karen O'Brien - Durham University's Vice-Chancellor

Durham researcher leads major preterm baby study

Our Department of Engineering is one of the top ranked in the UK and at the forefront of global technological advancement.
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Student Employee of the Year award nominations now open!

The annual Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) aim to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students who combine part time work with their studies. These prestigious awards also proved the chance to highlight excellent student employers, who provide valuable work experience opportunities. With six distinct categories open to individuals, employers and teams, plus the chance to win up to £100 in vouchers, the SEOTY Awards are a great way to celebrate success.

How educational scholarships can help create long lasting peace

The sixth United Nations International Day of Education will be celebrated on Wednesday 24 January, with a theme of ‘learning for lasting peace’. Our PhD student Anas N. Almassri is exploring how Palestinians receiving scholarships are using these educational opportunities to build everyday peace.
Mr Anas Almassri delivering a talk in Gaza in 2018. Credit: Nada Flaifel, Me To You Initiative

Meet the Durham alumna who first broke the Post Office accounting story and exposed a huge miscarriage of justice

The prosecution of 983 UK Post Office workers accused of financial crimes due to faulty accounting software represents the biggest single series of wrongful convictions in British legal history, according to the UK's CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission). And Durham alumna Rebecca Thomson was at the forefront of exposing it.
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Researchers set new record for quantum coherence in ultracold molecules

Scientists in our Quantum Light & Matter research group have set a new world-record for quantum coherence in ultracold molecules, in a collaboration with colleagues at Temple University and Rice University.
Equipment involved in quantum light experiment