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His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2023

On the announcement of the King’s Birthday Honours List 2023, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
Durham Cathedral skyline

How ceramics are telling the story of 14th century Chinese trade

The history of Chinese trade is sometimes still a bit of a mystery due to the lack of historical records. This is where archaeologists are relying on ceramics to tell the story.
A modern working ‘dragon kiln’ in the Longquan area in China

Volunteering and Outreach go for Gold with national award win

Our Volunteering and Outreach team (DUVO) has been awarded the prestigious International Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) Excellence Gold Award for Volunteering. Achieving a Gold Award for Volunteering at this level highlights the success of the DUVO programme and the University’s commitment towards volunteering and community outreach. 
DUVO CSR Gold Award winners 2023, Stacy Porter and Jackie Lowes

Careers Adviser wins AGCAS Award for Excellence

Stephen Nash from our Careers & Enterprise Service has won the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) John Roberts Memorial Award 2023. The winner was announced at the AGCAS Awards for Excellence ceremony at Keele University on Tuesday 20 June 2023.
AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2023 John Roberts Memorial Award Winner - Stephen Nash, Durham University

Leading Catholic figure visits Durham University

One of the Catholic Church’s leading figures has been welcomed to Durham University.
Sister Nathalie Becquart

Our pioneering projects in solar and space technologies awarded funding from UK Space Agency

Our scientists and engineers are at the forefront of global innovation. Experts from our world-leading Physics Department are leading on two pioneering projects that will develop optical technologies for future satellites instrumentation and transform our observations of the Sun and high energy astrophysics.

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