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Answering the question of Supergalactic Plane’s missing spiral galaxies

Our cosmologists have found an answer to why spiral galaxies like our Milky Way are largely missing from part of our Local Universe called the Supergalactic Plane.
An elliptical and spiral galaxy sit side by side against a backdrop of space and stars

Why we need a unified tertiary education funding system

Shaid Mahmood, our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion), has joined leaders from across the education sector to call for a unified funding system for English universities and further education colleges.
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Chancellor discusses regional development with University community

Durham University Chancellor, Dr Fiona Hill, met with staff, students and friends of the University as they came together to discuss the topic of regional development.
People in the audience at the Meet the Chancellor event

Supporting local charities with this year’s Christmas Wish Tree

Our Christmas Wish Tree campaign is back, giving you the opportunity to support three local charities and help someone in need this Christmas.
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Joining forces for the Festive Food Drive 2023

Our Volunteering and Outreach team has launched the annual Festive Food Drive 2023 to collect as many food items as possible to help families who need a little extra support this Christmas. This year we’re aiming for a bumper Food Drive as we’ve teamed up with our fellow North East universities; Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside, in a bid to collect as many items as possible and make as big a difference as possible to our local communities across the region.
Graphic from the Festive Food Drive

Late Prehistoric discovery turns archaeological assumptions on their head

For a team of archaeologists digging in south-west Spain, the discovery of a Bronze/Iron Age stela – a funerary stone slab with carvings depicting an important individual – would have been exciting enough. But to find a stela that challenges long-standing interpretations of how the carvings represent gender and social roles in prehistoric times, was beyond the teams’ wildest dreams.
Image shows when the stela, or stone carving, when it was discovered by the archaeological team in Spain.

Meet Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences

Get to know Dr Silvia Nagy from our Department of Mathematical Sciences.
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Our researchers are among the most cited in the world

Physicists from our Institute for Computational Cosmology have been named on a prestigious list for their world-leading research.
Professors Carlos Frenk Adrian Jenkins and Tom Theuns

Lumiere lights up our ground-breaking research

This week sees the return of Lumiere, the dazzling light art event hosted in Durham bi-annually. This year’s event includes three installations drawing on some of our ground-breaking research.
Night time image from Lumiere 2021 showing the Ogden building with colourful abstract images projected onto one side

Strengthening our partnerships in Japan

On 19 October 2023, we were very pleased to welcome a delegation, hosted by Durham County Council, from the Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC) to Durham.
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My Durham Story - Enoch Omale

We caught up with Enoch Omale who recently graduated from our department of Computer Science.
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Our Mathematical Sciences research is solving critical health issues

We pride ourselves on world-leading research that makes an impact and solves real-world problems. Our leading mathematicians have been pioneering complex mathematical models that have helped in the planning of tackling Covid-19.
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