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Botanic garden party 2023

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at Durham University and in the city itself.

Latest news and events

Our newsletter includes details of our response to the conflict to the Middle East as well as a visit by Prince William to our spin out company, Low Carbon Materials at their Seaham base.

We also have news of a new Alice in Wonderland-inspired interactive game which can be played at our Botanic Garden.

We feature our co-hosting of the Sir Harry Evans Global Summit in Investigative Journalism, in honour of our alumnus, former Sunday Times editor Sir Harry Evans.

On top of this, we have details about a key milestone in our construction wok at Rushford Court, our student A Capella group, Northern Lights making history in New York and Durham winners at the Student Employee of the Year awards.

Upcoming events

Meanwhile, you can read about some of the upcoming events we have for people to enjoy, including a Mount Everest exhibition at our Oriental Museum.

There is also mention of three more exhibitions at Palace Green, Durham Castle and another at our Oriental Museum.

We feature details about a family day at our Botanic Garden and information about summer performances at the Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre.

Research highlights

Meanwhile, our academics have continued to produce impactful research.

Key highlights include Professor Joe Elliott in our Education department co-authoring a book warning how many children with dyslexia aren’t getting the help they need.

We also include news of our scientists securing £49.35m funding to support a national spectrometry infrastructure project as well as a look at how our researchers have engaged with the media over the last few months.

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