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Feeling lucky? ‘Guys and Dolls’ comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre

Durham University Light Opera Group, otherwise known as DULOG, our largest musical theatre company, brings its annual blockbuster musical to the Gala Theatre this January. ‘Luck be a Lady’, ‘If I Were a Bell’ and ‘Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat’ are just a few of the popular tunes featured in the classic musical, ‘Guys and Dolls’, that Durham DULOG will be performing from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 January.
Poster for DULOG Guys and Dolls 2022

Queen's New Year Honours 2022

On the announcement of the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2022, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the achievements of the following alumni and friends who are honourees in this year’s list.
View of Durham Cathedral up a cobbled street

New incentive scheme rewards staff and students for turning green

Be sustainable and get rewarded, that’s the message for our new ‘My Greenspace’ App In partnership with sustainable software company Team Jump, we have launched a new online platform and mobile app ‘My Greenspace’, where students and staff can log their sustainable behaviours and redeem ‘Green Points’. The purpose of the app is to increase participation by students and staff in the university’s green agenda, with the slogan ‘small acts, big difference’. Each month, the biggest individual point
My Greenspace Rewards icons

Welcome to our new Vice-Chancellor

We are delighted to welcome Professor Karen O’Brien to Durham as our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden.
Professor Karen O'Brien, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, stood smiling with arms folded, in front of bookshelves

Take off for James Webb Space Telescope

We’ve played a key role in the development and engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which has begun its journey to the stars.
Artist's impression of the James Webb Space Telescope

Ancient tower at Auckland Castle uncovered

A team from our Department of Archaeology, in partnership with archaeologists and volunteers from The Auckland Project, has been uncovering the secrets beneath the lawns of County Durham's Auckland Castle.
Excavation of Auckland Castle

A world of opportunity

We’ve recently welcomed over 20 new apprentices across the University and are able to fund their training thanks to the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.
Left: A woman in a bioscience lab. Right: A man doing wood work

Bringing festive cheer across the City

Our staff and students have found a variety of Covid-secure ways to support our local community during this festive period.
Staff standing next to a Christmas tree with presents underneath. On the right are Christmas crafts made by our students.

12 Stories to Remember from 2021

It’s been an extraordinary year for us here at Durham University. Here we look back on 12 Stories to Remember from 2021.
Asher the Covid-19 detection dog, Chronos from Lumiere Durham light festival, student Fiona Crackles playing hockey

Research collaboration at the forefront of new partnership

We have agreed a new partnership with ultrasonic instrumentation manufacturer Coltraco Ultrasonics to develop collaborative research activity and to create research impact.
Zoom virtual signing of contract with Coltraco Ultrasonics

Negative music strikes a positive note in listeners’ memories

Have you ever listened to a piece of music, and despite the genre or tone, been able to think of a positive memory? These are the findings from the latest research project from Dr Kelly Jakubowski, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow from our Department of Music.
Music image

Exploring the medieval Christmas table

There is no escaping that food plays a central role in Christmas celebrations across the world. However, it’s unlikely that many of us will be cooking quite the variety, or volume, of foods seen in large medieval households!
Image of a Medieval feast