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Durham researchers awarded new funding to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at the Durham Energy Institute have been awarded a £1.84m grant to lead a consortium of university and industry partners in developing virtual power plant technologies. The new funding is part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) £13 million investment to fund 13 projects to help the UK meet its Net Zero targets.
The initials AI against and blue background

Royal honour for pioneering Classicist

Congratulations to Dr Arlene Holmes-Henderson, our Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient History, who has been made an MBE by King Charles III for Services to Education.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

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

Durham University and Viasat Collaborate to Advance Free-Space Optical Communication Networks

Researchers at Durham University are working with global satellite communications company Viasat to understand atmospheric turbulence in free-space optical (FSO) communications.
Image of the transportable Wendelstein sodium laser guide star unit in its new enclosure just after sunset

Professor Jan Verlet wins prize from Royal Society of Chemistry

We’re pleased to announce that Professor Jan Verlet, from our Department of Chemistry, has won the Bourke-Liversidge Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Professor Jan Verlet wins prize from Royal Society of Chemistry

Exploring modern responses to ancient Roman queerness

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, which celebrates the work necessary, both past and present, to achieve justice and equality for members of the LGBT community. Professor Jennifer Ingleheart, from our Department of Classics and Ancient History, is an expert on the influence of ancient Rome on modern understandings of homosexuality.
Book depicting Nero marrying the young man Sporus

Queer Student Awards

We are delighted to have been nominated for University of the Year in The Queer Student Awards 2023.
Students in a Pride event on Palace Green in Durham City, holding banners and placards

Durham scientists reveal nearly two million galaxies, quasars and stars in the distant Universe

Scientists have observed for the first time two million distant galaxies, quasars and stars that will help create the most detailed 3-D map of the Universe ever, which will further advance our understanding of the Universe and of our own galaxy, the Milky Way.
An image of the 20 different directions used to capture images of the sky by DESI

Wuhan University visits Durham to build our strategic partnership

On 31 May 2023, we were very pleased to welcome colleagues from Wuhan University to Durham to meet with colleagues from our Science and Social Sciences and Health faculties. The visit builds on our renewed undergraduate and doctoral student exchange agreements and saw enthusiasm from both sides to deepen collaborations in education and research.
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Time to get active: Durham City Run Festival returns

Durham City Run Festival returns to our historic city this year, providing summer competition, fun, and celebration.
Durham City Run Festival 2023

Celebrating our winning Volunteers

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUVO) Awards.  These annual awards celebrate the positive impact the work of our volunteers has on individuals, the community, and our partners. Many of our students and staff were recognised for the invaluable contribution they make to over 20 different projects.
Group of DUSVO Volunteering Awards winners 2023

MA Students Produce New Archaeology Exhibition

A diverse group of international students, including participants from North America, China and India, have worked together to produce the latest exhibition on display at the Museum of Archaeology. ‘Throwing it Out There: The Archaeology of Ritual, Rivers and Rubbish’ will open on 15 June. The students have created this exhibition as part of their course, the MA Museum and Artefact Studies, in the Department of Archaeology.
range of small objects surrounded by blue shapes to denote a river