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Scientists twist chemical bonds beyond their limits

A group of scientists from our top-rated Chemistry Department and University of York have twisted molecules to their breaking point in order to challenge the understanding of chemical bonds.
Chemical bonding

Students tackle global challenges

On Saturday March 4, Stephenson College hosted the inaugural Global Goals Summit to kick off Durham Global Week 2023.
Students participating in the Global Goals Challenge

Our strategic partnership with Uppsala University is further strengthened this week by our Vice-Chancellor's visit

This week, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, and our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), Professor Claire O’Malley have visited Uppsala University, Sweden, to renew the partnership agreement for a further five years.
VC signing MoU in Uppsala

Students to represent University and celebrate youth leadership at Durham Cathedral

A broad range of our students drawn from our 17 colleges and 120 nationalities at the University have been invited to the Celebration of Youth at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 5 March 2023.
Students in the Cathedral cloisters

Celebrating our Volunteering Superstars

This year's Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) Awards, where students and staff are recognised for the invaluable contribution they make to over 20 different projects take place on Tuesday 7 June. There are 11 categories of award, ranging from environmental and cultural awards, to commending individuals and team projects.
DUSVO Awards 2023 logo

How Shakespeare was inspired by controversial student theatre

Student theatre may be a staple of undergraduate life today, but in Shakespeare’s time it was controversial and provocative, and may have inspired some of ‘The Bard’s’ most important pieces.
Image showing book of Shakespeare plays open with image of Shakespeare

Pinpointing carbon-free helium gas fields to avert global supply crisis

Our Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international team that has identified hidden natural helium gas fields.
Helium gas coloured purple in a test tube when interacting with a plasma ball

Professor Tom McLeish FInstP, FRSC, FRS

Everyone at Durham University is saddened by the death of Professor Tom McLeish, FInstP, FRSC, FRS, who was our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) from 2008 to 2014.
Professor Tom McLeish

Spring treats from Durham University Orchestral Society

Holst's The Planets Suite and a celebration of orchestral music written across the twentieth century take centre stage for DUOS spring programme.
Students from DUOS performing at Sage Gateshead

Fellowship honour for two leading academics

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Deborah Riby from our Department of Psychology, and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui from our School of Education, have both been elected to Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences, in recognition of excellence in their respective fields, and their wider contributions to the social sciences for public benefit.
Image of Professor Deborah Riby and Associate Professor Nadia Siddiqui

Strengthened connections with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

We are delighted to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras).
A group of people standing in front of a sign that says Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Robotic bees to support real-life ecosystem

A leading scientist from our Department of Computer Science has collaborated with researchers from University of Graz, Czech Technical University and Middle East Technical University to build robotic bee replicants that will affect the whole ecosystem.