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Welcome to our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

We’re pleased to announce Professor Mike Shipman as our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Shipman

The role of attraction in our partner preferences

Research Associate Meike Scheller, from our Psychology Department, tells us about her research into the diverse types and levels of attraction that drive our partner choices, and what we can learn from other sexual orientations and communities.
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Talking Ukraine with Dr Markian Prokopovych

We continue to be deeply concerned and saddened by the war taking place in Ukraine. We are an international university, committed to social responsibility and democratic values. As we mark the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Dr Markian Prokopovych, Associate Professor at our History Department, discusses a series of topical webinars, and the global significance Ukraine has become.
Ukraine flag and Dr Markian Prokopovych

We stand in solidarity with Ukraine

Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, reflects on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as sharing some upcoming opportunities in and around Durham.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

New exhibition reveals Stories of the River Wear

'Stories from the River: Exploring the history of Durham, the finds of underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead', launches on Monday 20 February at the Museum of Archaeology within Palace Green Library. The exhibition explores the stories connected through objects discovered in the River Wear, evoking the social history of Durham’s past 800 years.
Artefacts from River Wear from Gary Bankhead

DUCS Presents The Dream of Gerontius at Sage Gateshead

Durham University Choral Society joins with the Cleveland Philharmonic Choir to form a 200 strong choir, partnering with the Mowbray Orchestra to perform Elgar’s masterwork, The Dream of Gerontius at Sage Gateshead.
Durham University Choral Society

The Durham Revue present Comedyfest

Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Durham University Student Theatre production of Hello Dollly!, The Durham Revue present Comedyfest, at the Gala Theatre on Sunday February 19.
Still images of performers from the Durham Revue

Step into spring celebrating Holi Festival at the Oriental Museum

Join students and community volunteers when they spring into action to help celebrate the spectacular Indian festival of Holi at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 11 March, 12 noon – 5pm.
People throwing coloured power to celebrate Holi at the Oriental Museum

Durham University Day Nursery receives Outstanding Ofsted rating

Following its latest Ofsted inspection, Durham University Day Nursery is delighted to have received an Outstanding rating in all areas.

Meet the global Durham alumni winners and finalists in the Study UK Awards 2023

Six Durham alumni from all over the globe are winners and finalists in the prestigious Study UK Alumni Awards for 2023.
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ECLAS science-faith project secures £6m grant

A project based at our St John’s College is launching a new five-year strategy, which includes a global research and engagement network, cross-denominational outreach, and an expanded programme of conferences and grant opportunities.
ECLAS project logo and science-faith image

Dr Paul Chazot and the Wolfson Research Institute win Fuse Award for Innovative and Creative Communications Initiative

We are pleased to announce that Dr Paul Chazot from our top-rated Biosciences Department has won the Fuse Award for Innovative and Creative Communications Initiative for his project ‘Unmasking Pain’.
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