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Durham Psychologist to take on new President role

We’re celebrating the news that a leading academic from our Department of Psychology has been elected as the next president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS).
Professor Alex Easton smiling for a camera

Not just any tour: Chapel Choir of University College to perform at the Vatican

This summer, the Chapel Choir of University College (known as Castle Chapel Choir) will be embarking on a tour spanning the UK and Italy to share their vocal talents. Including well-known UK venues, the tour also includes St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Italy.

National spotlight for Durham's community sport programme

Our sports and wellbeing work with our local communities has been highlighted as an example of best practice among UK universities.
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Encampment on Palace Green, Durham City

This page provides a consolidated update on the encampment protest on Palace Green, which was established in the early hours of Friday 10 May and ended on Friday 21 June.
View of Palace Green in Durham with Durham Cathedral in the background

New research advances understanding of negative social contact

New research, by our Department of Psychology, has found that negative social contact among people of differing societal or cultural groups can have a disproportionate negative effect on broad social cohesion within communities.
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His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King’s Birthday Honours List 2024, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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Quadruple representation for Durham in Team GB hockey squad

Three Durham alumni and a graduating student have been selected for the men’s and women’s Team GB hockey squads ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer.
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Chancellor Dr Fiona Hill celebrates regional University healthcare partnership

Our Chancellor, foreign affairs expert Dr Fiona Hill, recently visited Bishop Auckland Hospital to learn more about their work and the partnership between Durham University and the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT).
Chancellor Dr Fiona Hill smiling with two nurses

Astrophysicists and Durham communities forge the future of space travel with a BIG BANG!

Durham astrophysicists are working with three County Durham communities and arts charity, No More Nowt, to deliver ‘BIG BANG’ a free, summer fair for families – all about space. The event will take place on Saturday 29 June at TCR Hub in Barnard Castle.
BIG BANG Street Cosmos, Art Science out reach event, child in blue light

Alumnus Jeremiah Thoronka makes Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list

Innovator and Founder of Optim Energy, Jeremiah Thoronka has been featured in Forbes Africa’s 30 Under 30 list for his success and impact in the Climate Change and Sustainability (Social Impact) sector.
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Inspirational figures honoured by Durham University

Inspirational figures from the worlds of human rights, education, media, conservation and business have been honoured by Durham University.
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Innovative eye-tracking technology to improve museum visitor experience

Our researchers are part of an exciting new project working to enhance museum visitor experience by using ground-breaking eye-tracking technology.
A Durham male student demonstrates wearing a pair of eye tracking technology glasses at The Bowes Museum