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Experience boundary-pushing performances at Durham Fringe Festival

This year’s Durham Fringe Festival will take place from Wednesday 26 to Sunday 30 July and it’s set to be a bumper event showcasing student and local performers.
Illustration of Durham Cathedral Sanctuary Knocker

Durham Fringe Festival’s fourth year showcases University student talent

For the fourth year in a row, Durham University is partnering with the Durham Fringe Festival to bring a programme of arts and culture in Durham City’s biggest arts festival. Running from Wednesday 24 – Sunday 28 July, this year’s Fringe is looking to be the biggest and best to date.
Illustration of Durham Cathedral Sanctuary Knocker

Congregation 2023

Congregation is an annual event at Durham. The ceremonies allow our students to celebrate all they have achieved in their time at university, not only academic, but social and pastoral too. This period allows our students to connect with fellow course mates as well as their friends and family and the wider Durham community.
Students exiting Durham Cathedral after their Congregation ceremony

Durham Physicists support pioneering space satellite project

Durham researchers are helping transform satellite communications in a joint project that has won millions in funding from the UK Space Agency (UKSA).
Graphic depicting two satellites in space with a red laser bouncing between them and hitting the earth

Using gravitational waves to hunt for dark matter

We’re part of an international team of cosmologists who’ve discovered that observations of gravitational waves might reveal the true nature of dark matter.
Two black holes move towards each other against a starry backdrop

How we support our Jewish students and staff

We’ve contributed to a major UK parliamentary report into understanding the Jewish experience at universities.
The Star of David

Engineering students launch new solar car

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new solar car, called ‘DUSC2023’, from our pioneering Durham University Solar Car Team.
solar car 1

University and industry renewable energy partnership shortlisted in World Sustainability Awards

A project to improve wind turbine technology that involves researchers here at Durham has been shortlisted for a global sustainability award.
Wind turbines at sea

Celebrating the next generation of North East Physicists

Physics students’ success from across the region has been celebrated at the recent School Physicist of the Year (SPotY) awards.
Student receiving a school's physicist of the year award

Using football to help primary pupils shoot for the stars

A partnership between primary pupils, astronomers and footballers has created a series of out of this world resources to support curriculum-linked science learning, using physical activity as a vehicle to engage pupils. 
Stargoal pupil playing football

Media coverage of women’s football on the rise

Media coverage of women’s football has substantially increased in the last few years with respectful coverage continuing to grow, according to a new study by our sport scientists.
England player, Lucy Bronze runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Katrina Gorry of Australia during a friendly.

Researchers find eruption date of ancient German volcano possibly wrong by 130 years

In a new study, leading scientists have revealed that the new high precision radiocarbon-based date set for Laacher See volcano eruption of 13,000 years before present is probably not correct.