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Strengthening our cultural partnerships in the US

We have cemented our developing partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in North America by signing an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Durham University's Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and the Museum.
Delegation at the Smithsonian

Celebrate summer at the Botanic Garden Annual Fun Day

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Botanic Garden Fun Day, this has now become an annual event and will take place on Sunday 16 June, from 10am-4pm. This family-friendly, Fun Day offers loads of free activities, all in the beautiful surroundings of the Garden.
Botanic Garden Fun Day 2024

Working together to improve health and social care in North East England

As a university rooted in North East England, we’re always looking for ways to work with local partners to help our region thrive.
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Durham Film Festival is back, and it's bigger and better

Durham Film Festival is back for 2024 with events across the city next week, offering entertainment for all and a platform for student filmmakers.
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How Durham research and innovation is addressing global food insecurity

Professor Elena Lurie-Luke is our Entrepreneur in Residency in Life Sciences and was one of the first people appointed as a Professor-in-Practice at Durham. She is an expert in Biosciences research and innovation, with a keen interest in translating research into commercial success.
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Remembering Joan Kenworthy

Update - we have now received details of the funeral arrangements. The funeral will take place at 12 noon on Friday 28 June, St Cuthbert’s Church, Satley, DL13 4HU.
Joan Kenworthy

National Clean Air Month: Exploring the link between your brain health and air pollution

With May being National Clean Air Month, we spoke to Professor Brian Castellani from our Department of Sociology and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing about his work on the impact of air pollution on our health.
Cars in traffic emitting pollution

Preferred Bidder announced for the refurbishment and redevelopment of the College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University has selected UPP to be the Preferred Bidder to develop, in a partnership, a detailed scheme proposition for the refurbishment of the College of St Hild and St Bede on its historic Riverside location and the development of new college accommodation at the Leazes Road site.
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Durham scientists part of team behind stunning new images of the Universe

Our scientists are involved in a major international space mission that has released five unprecedented new images of the Universe.
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Celebrating Durham success stories, locally and globally

Durham students and graduates achieve great things – benefiting the world, and our locality. Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, explores our contribution locally and globally.
Vice Chancellor Karen O'Brien smiling with her arms folded wearing a red blouse

Our global university: why our international students matter

International students are critical to the success of our University and to creating a vibrant and diverse global academic community that benefits everybody.
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Prestigious fellowship to investigate building blocks of the Universe

Congratulations to particle physicist Dr Stefan Schacht who has been awarded a prestigious Ernest Rutherford Fellowship to investigate the most basic building blocks of our Universe.
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