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Solving problems across boundaries

Did you know that our researchers have been working with colleagues at the Chinese of Academy of Sciences (CAS) for over 30 years on areas ranging from climate change to astronomy?
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Colour, laughter and a sense of community: joyous cultural celebrations at World Fest

In the afternoon of Sunday 5 March, the International Students' Association (ISA) and Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) hosted World Fest, part of Durham Global Week.

Podcast explores masculinity in the modern world

Researchers from our highly-rated Sociology Department launched a monthly podcast ‘Now and Men’ to discuss issues around masculinity, gender equality and the lives of men and boys in the 21st century.
Now and Men podcast banner with picture of host Stephen Burell

Global Curriculum and Global Student Experience Award shortlists

As part of Durham Global Week, we are delighted to announce the shortlists for the Global Curriculum and Global Student Experience awards.
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Scientists twist chemical bonds beyond their limits

A group of scientists from our top-rated Chemistry Department and University of York have twisted molecules to their breaking point in order to challenge the understanding of chemical bonds.
Chemical bonding

Students tackle global challenges

On Saturday March 4, Stephenson College hosted the inaugural Global Goals Summit to kick off Durham Global Week 2023.
Students participating in the Global Goals Challenge

Our strategic partnership with Uppsala University is further strengthened this week by our Vice-Chancellor's visit

This week, our Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O’Brien, and our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global), Professor Claire O’Malley have visited Uppsala University, Sweden, to renew the partnership agreement for a further five years.
VC signing MoU in Uppsala

Students to represent University and celebrate youth leadership at Durham Cathedral

A broad range of our students drawn from our 17 colleges and 120 nationalities at the University have been invited to the Celebration of Youth at Durham Cathedral on Sunday 5 March 2023.
Students in the Cathedral cloisters

Celebrating our Volunteering Superstars

This year's Durham University Volunteering and Outreach (DUSVO) Awards, where students and staff are recognised for the invaluable contribution they make to over 20 different projects take place on Tuesday 7 June. There are 11 categories of award, ranging from environmental and cultural awards, to commending individuals and team projects.
DUSVO Awards 2023 logo

How Shakespeare was inspired by controversial student theatre

Student theatre may be a staple of undergraduate life today, but in Shakespeare’s time it was controversial and provocative, and may have inspired some of ‘The Bard’s’ most important pieces.
Image showing book of Shakespeare plays open with image of Shakespeare

Pinpointing carbon-free helium gas fields to avert global supply crisis

Our Durham Energy Institute researchers are part of an international team that has identified hidden natural helium gas fields.
Helium gas coloured purple in a test tube when interacting with a plasma ball

Professor Tom McLeish FInstP, FRSC, FRS

Everyone at Durham University is saddened by the death of Professor Tom McLeish, FInstP, FRSC, FRS, who was our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) from 2008 to 2014.
Professor Tom McLeish