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Durham University Appoints New Academic Registrar

Dr Monika Nangia has been appointed as Academic Registrar for Durham University.
A picture of the new Academic Registrar

Sports and Cultural Events in County Durham

This July will see the return of Durham City Run Festival. Once again we’ll be supporting the event as a major partner. The festival will take place on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July, with events throughout the city and at our venues. With the return of the popular Durham City Run 10K and 5K races, along with the Run Like a Legend Mile, and Paula Radcliffe’s Families on Track.
Sports students with Steve Cram on an athletic track

Helping our region to thrive

We're proud to be part of how North East England is changing and developing, making Durham an even more attractive place to study, work and live.
Student Grace Purnell with Katie Harland-Edminson, Deputy Director, Development, Durham University Development and Alumni Relations, pictured outside the Teaching and Learning Centre

Why we’re backing Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025

We’re proud to be supporting Durham’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2025, which has now been formally submitted.
City of Culture - The Tempest

World's first confocal light microscope to study chiral molecules

Pioneering scientists from our Department of Chemistry have invented the world’s first advanced laser scanning confocal microscope that can track left and right-handed molecules, also known as enantiomers of chiral molecules, within live cells.

How do music listeners think emotions sound like in music?

Experts in our top-rated Music Department are recognised globally for their outstanding innovation and research in Music.
Musical cues

Information about political funding unlikely to sway voters

Greater information about who funds political campaigns is unlikely to influence how people vote, according to new research by our School of Government and International Affairs.
USA flag

Celebrating the Year of the Tiger

We would like to wish all those preparing for and celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Tiger a very happy and healthy New Year. We are delighted that this year we will be able to enjoy a range of exciting celebrations taking place across the University and City.
Celebrating Year of the Tiger

Earliest report of ball lightning in England discovered

Our historians and physicists have come together to discover what appears to be the earliest known account of a rare weather phenomenon called ball lightning in England.
A drawing depicting a ball lightning event

Exhibition explores art of traditional storytelling in Japan

We’re exploring the art behind a traditional form of Japanese storytelling in a new exhibition at our Oriental Museum.
The Battle of Komaki: Kato Kiyomasa and Honda Tadakatsu by Yōshū Chikanobu, 1899 CE

Inspiring the extraordinary with project pro:NE

At Durham, we are a community of over 20,000 students and staff from all over the world.

Durham and Steinway – Setting the standard for musical excellence

To celebrate our announcement of becoming an all-Steinway UK University, a number of our musically talented students have recently travelled to London for a rare opportunity to take part in a prestigious Steinway masterclass. The University’s Chancellor and world-renowned opera singer, Sir Thomas Allen, accompanied the group.
Steinway Masterclass