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Media coverage of women’s football on the rise

Media coverage of women’s football has substantially increased in the last few years with respectful coverage continuing to grow, according to a new study by our sport scientists.
England player, Lucy Bronze runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Katrina Gorry of Australia during a friendly.

Researchers find eruption date of ancient German volcano possibly wrong by 130 years

In a new study, leading scientists have revealed that the new high precision radiocarbon-based date set for Laacher See volcano eruption of 13,000 years before present is probably not correct.

A celebration of art, culture and health benefits at the Botanic Garden

In celebration of International Yoga Day, we welcomed Naresh Rana, the Vice Consul General of India in Birmingham and Kristian Pellissier, Relationship Manager for Dance, North Arts Council England to the Botanic Garden on 20 June 2023.
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Explore our July Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
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Robots spark primary school pupils' imagination

County Durham primary school pupils were inspired by a recent visit from one of our computer scientists and his robots.
Dr Farshad Arvin points to a screen of his robot presentation in front of pupils

Social value award win for regional partnership

County Durham Pound, a regional partnership of which we’re part, has been announced as winner of the Best Public Sector Project award at the 2023 Social Value Conference.
Partners being awarded for social value project

Professor Jon Gluyas elected President-designate of The Geological Society

Congratulations to Professor Jon Gluyas who has been elected as President-designate of the world’s oldest geological society.
Professor Jon Gluyas with white hair, beard and glasses stands in front of an old wooden door in red and black academic robes.

Historic ceremony to welcome Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor

We have officially welcomed acclaimed foreign affairs expert Dr Fiona Hill as our 13th Chancellor.
Dr Fiona Hill in academic dress at Durham Cathedral

Local values, global impact

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares news with a global impact.
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Durham scientists to map the dark Universe

Our astronomers and cosmologists are involved in an international satellite mission to map the dark Universe.
Artists' impression of a satellite with a space background

Durham and the Palace Museum host ‘Pearl by the Sea’ archaeological exhibition

From May to August 2023, we have partnered with the Palace Museum in Beijing, to host ‘Pearl by the Sea - The Comparative Exhibition of Ceramic Finds from Ras al-Khaimah and China’ at the Longquan Celadon Museum in Zhejiang, China.
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Durham’s world-leading status affirmed in QS World University Rankings 2024

Our status as a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence has been affirmed once again in the QS World University Rankings 2024, being ranked 78th in the world.
A group of students with the Durham landscape in the background