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Community events with a big impact

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O'Brien shares some events taking place in Durham this spring.
Profile picture of Professor Karen OBrien Vice Chancellor of Durham University

New research shows why some children may be slower to learn words

A new research study has revealed why some children may be slower to learn words than others.
A woman interacting with an infant child using objects

Celebrate Chinese Language Day with Ethnomusicologist Dr Samuel Horlor

April 20 is Chinese Language Day, one of a series of Language Days selected by the United Nations to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity. Dr Samuel Horlor, a Teaching Fellow in Ethnomusicology in our Music Department, discusses his research on Chinese popular music with a particular focus on audiency, street music, and music's embeddedness in everyday urban life.
Chinese street musicians

Norman Chapel Project - Update

Work is now well underway on the first phase of the Norman Chapel Conservation Project. Visitors to Palace Green will be aware of the on-going work, with contractors and building equipment on site since November 2022.
Interior of the Norman Chapel, Durham

Thinking about Earth Day every day

This week marks Earth Day (22 April), an awareness day which focuses the world to consider its impact on the Earth and encourage further investment in our planet.
A series of images including an otter, bee and sunflower, children interacting with a puffin, wind turbine, and helium

Durham expert appointed to UK Covid-19 Inquiry ethics panel

Healthcare law expert, Professor Emma Cave from our Durham Law School, has been appointed to the ethics advisory group of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
Professor Emma Cave

We are joining the international Pint of Science festival

Our scientists are taking their research out of the lab and into Durham City in May as part of the international Pint of Science festival. 
The Pint of Science logo which depicts a cartoon brainy pint glass wearing glasses

UK Champions in Social Enterprise and Sustainable Development Goals

Student-led group Enactus Durham have been crowned UK Champions for their dedication to social enterprise and commitment to contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
student group winning UK

Vice-Chancellor calls for higher education funding reform

The UK funding model for higher education should be changed to support students’ financial needs and the future viability of the sector, our Vice-Chancellor has said.
Professor Karen O'Brien speaking at a Policy Exchange debate

Anthropology students get ringside in latest field research

Students from our Anthropology Department travelled to Barnsley recently as part of their latest field-based research assignment.
Two people in a Boxing ring

£1.13m grant to support Durham University carbon reduction project

Durham University has been awarded a £1.13m grant for a major project to help reduce Carbon emissions at one of its landmark buildings.
Boldon House

Explore our April Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community?
Ustinov College Blue Plaque unveiling