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Health research excellence highlighted during NHS leaders’ visit

Leaders from the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (CDDFT) visited our science site to learn more about our world-leading health research, teaching and facilities.
Durham University researchers with NHS visitors stood in a group smiling

Passion for music and inclusivity leads to show-stopping performance

A St Chad’s College music outreach project unlocked the potential of Durham schoolchildren who staged an unforgettable performance of Captain Noah to a packed theatre audience.
School chlidren singing on a theatre stage

Commemorating the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings

We have paid tribute to all those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings on the 80th anniversary of the 1944 military action.
A soldier's helmet upturned on a sandy beach

Explore June's Community Newsletter

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.
Botanic garden party 2023

Alumna to represent Great British rowing team at 2024 Paris Olympics

Alumna Lauren Irwin has been announced as part of Team GB’s 42-member rowing squad for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer.

National equality, diversity and inclusion prize for Dr Bahar Baser

One of our inspiring international affairs researchers has been recognised for her significant contribution to promoting inclusivity.
Dr Bahar Baser looking at the camera holding a circular glass award and a certificate

Durham psychologist discovers goosebumps happen far more often than we think

A study by a Durham Psychology researcher has found that goosebumps happen far more frequently than you think - and you may not even know you have them.
Goosebumps on an arm

New study reveals shocking lack of conservation efforts for most threatened plants and animals

A new study from our top-rated Biosciences department, Princeton University, Williams College and Yale University has uncovered a dramatic lack of conservation actions being implemented for thousands of the world's most endangered species.
Picture of Hainan Peacock

New study reveals man’s best friend has trouble conveying emotions

A new study from our top-rated Biosciences department has found that the process of domestication and selective breeding of domestic dogs may have accidentally diminished their ability to communicate clearly using facial expressions.
Picture of domestic dogs and their facial expression

Don’t miss out – Have you registered to vote?

You probably know that a general election has been called for Thursday 4 July 2024, so are you ready to have your say and cast your vote?
Group of students in discussion in boardroom with laptop

Archaeologists set out to uncover ‘lost house’ at landmark castle

Our archaeologists are part of a 100-strong team aiming to uncover the mysteries of a ‘lost’ house at Auckland Castle, County Durham, UK.
Archaeologists working at Auckland Castle

Durham’s Global Lecture Series arrives in Washington DC

Senior University colleagues have been visiting Washington DC to reinforce Durham’s relationships with our wider community, our research partners and our alumni and supporters in the United States.
Karen O'Brien and Fiona Hill in Washington DC