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Ancient tower at Auckland Castle uncovered

A team from our Department of Archaeology, in partnership with archaeologists and volunteers from The Auckland Project, has been uncovering the secrets beneath the lawns of County Durham's Auckland Castle.
Excavation of Auckland Castle

A world of opportunity

We’ve recently welcomed over 20 new apprentices across the University and are able to fund their training thanks to the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.
Left: A woman in a bioscience lab. Right: A man doing wood work

Bringing festive cheer across the City

Our staff and students have found a variety of Covid-secure ways to support our local community during this festive period.
Staff standing next to a Christmas tree with presents underneath. On the right are Christmas crafts made by our students.

12 Stories to Remember from 2021

It’s been an extraordinary year for us here at Durham University. Here we look back on 12 Stories to Remember from 2021.
Asher the Covid-19 detection dog, Chronos from Lumiere Durham light festival, student Fiona Crackles playing hockey

Research collaboration at the forefront of new partnership

We have agreed a new partnership with ultrasonic instrumentation manufacturer Coltraco Ultrasonics to develop collaborative research activity and to create research impact.
Zoom virtual signing of contract with Coltraco Ultrasonics

Negative music strikes a positive note in listeners’ memories

Have you ever listened to a piece of music, and despite the genre or tone, been able to think of a positive memory? These are the findings from the latest research project from Dr Kelly Jakubowski, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow from our Department of Music.
Music image

Exploring the medieval Christmas table

There is no escaping that food plays a central role in Christmas celebrations across the world. However, it’s unlikely that many of us will be cooking quite the variety, or volume, of foods seen in large medieval households!
Image of a Medieval feast

How 3D printing could improve spare part supply chains

3D printing could be key to reducing inventory and making supply chains for spare parts more responsive, according to new research from Dr Atanu Chaudhuri at the Business School.
How 3D printing could improve spare part supply chains

Stark picture of inequality for children in the north

A major new report paints a stark picture of inequality for children growing up in the North of England post-pandemic compared to those in the rest of the country.
child writing

Bumblebees learn colour patterns to find food fast

Whilst we may enjoy stopping to take in the beauty of flowers, new research shows that bumblebees waste no time with such pleasantries and instead only learn the minimum needed about where to land and find food. Research involving our Department of Biosciences looked at how bees learn the colour patterns of flowers to find food.
Bee landing on flower

Acting Vice Chancellor reflects on this year and the Christmas festivities on offer before the end of term

Acting Vice Chancellor, Antony Long, runs through the different entertainment available ahead of the festive period and looks back on some of our achievements this year.
Acting Vice Chancellor Antony Long outside

League table displays our dedication to sustainability

We’re celebrating being ranked in the top 30 in the People and Planet Green League rankings 2021.
People and Planet
Three international students sat talking

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