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New Student Exhibitions opening at University Museums

A series of three new exhibitions curated by MA Museum and Artefact Studies students are opening across Durham University Museums from 23 May.
Images of posters promtoing the three MA Student exhibitions

Durham scientists help secure £49.35m to advance UK’s research infrastructure

Our scientists have provided essential support to a national spectrometry infrastructure project that has received multi-million-pound funding from the UK government.
A mass spectrometer instrument

Durham philosopher selected as BBC New Generation Thinker

Dr Jack Symes has been recognised as one of the UK’s most promising arts and humanities early career researchers.
Dr Jack Symes stood in front of a wall. The text reads BBC New Generation Thinker

Sir Harry Evans summit considers biggest issues facing journalism

Global leaders in investigative journalism gathered for a summit in honour of the late, great Durham graduate Sir Harry Evans.
A newspaper-style magazine with the headline 'Truth Tellers' in pink text and a black and white photograph of a man holding his left hand aloft

Golden Bolt celebration at Rushford Court

In May 2024, we celebrated a key milestone in the construction work currently taking place at Rushford Court in Durham City Centre, with the ceremonial tightening of a ‘golden bolt’.
Jeremy Cook at Rushford Court Golden Bolt Ceremony, tightening the bolt

New exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Everest Expedition

Our new summer exhibition opens at the Oriental Museum on 24 May to mark the centenary of the first Western, and ultimately tragic, attempt to climb Mount Everest. The exhibition, called “Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Everest Expedition” tells the story from the perspective of expedition member, Bentley Beetham, a biology teacher from Darlington.
Eternal Ascent Everest Exhibition 2024, Mallory at Everest base camp.

Expert warns dyslexia diagnosis is failing struggling readers

A new book by two leading psychologists warns that a focus on diagnosing dyslexia is leaving many children without the help they urgently need.
Child reading book

Migration Advisory Committee Report

The UK Government Migrations and Advisory Committee (MAC) has published a report into their findings on the graduate route.
Group of students in discussion in boardroom with laptop

Prestigious awards recognition for leader in Islamic law

Visiting Law Professor Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to education in the prestigious British Muslim Awards 2024.
Dr. Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki smiling

Student vocal group makes history in New York

Our reigning student A Cappella group, Northern Lights, has sung their way into the history books by retaining UK championship and competing in New York international finals of a high profile A Cappella competition for the second year running. Music undergraduate Lucie Fletcher also came away with the special accolade of 'Outstanding Soloist'.
Northern Lights singers holding the UK flag at the 2024 ICCA in New York

How Durham researchers are informing global debate

Our researchers are constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and using their learning to inform public and policy debate. Here are a few recent examples.
A stack of newspapers

UK Government’s top scientist tours Durham campus

The UK Government’s top scientist has toured science facilities on our campus, meeting staff and students and hearing about the research being undertaken.
UK Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Dame Angela McLean with Science Faculty colleagues at the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building