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A record year for sport at Durham

Our sports clubs have achieved an all-time University record, and four alumni and a graduating student have been named in Team GB’s Olympics squad.

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Year of Elections Hub

Discover our research expertise across the major election issues.

Events in the Middle East: support and assistance for students and staff

Read our statement and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Research Impact at Durham

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference, globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

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Euro 2024: women need safer fan spaces at big football tournaments to stamp out hostility and abuse

With Euro 2024 in full-flow, Professor Stacy Pope, from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, looks at what more can be done to help women feel more safe when attending major football tournaments.
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Brain size riddle solved as humans exceed evolution trend

We鈥檝e helped clarify centuries of controversy surrounding brain size evolution - and resolved some puzzling complexities in the relationship between brain size and body mass.
A model of a human brain from three different angles

Euro 2024: whoever wins the football, the Turkish kebab takes the fast-food crown

A new poll has revealed that kebabs have been voted the favourite food of football supporters attending Euro 2024, but how have they become so popular in Germany? Professor Daniel Newman, from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures, has taken a look at the origin of kebabs.
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How 尖叫视频appresearchers have informed UK General Election debate

Voters in the United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday 4 July in a General Election 鈥 the first since 2019. Elections provide an opportunity to talk about the most important issues facing society today. As a global university, our research informs and shapes policy, transforming lives for the better, locally, nationally and globally. During the election campaign, many of our researchers have been sharing their expertise on key areas of public and political debate.
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School secures fourth consecutive five-year re-accreditation success

The School has successfully secured a five-year extension to its accreditation for business education programmes, awarded by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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Quadruple representation for 尖叫视频appin Team GB hockey squad

Three 尖叫视频appalumni and a graduating student have been selected for the men鈥檚 and women鈥檚 Team GB hockey squads ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer.
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尖叫视频appPsychologist to take on new President role

We鈥檙e celebrating the news that a leading academic from our Department of Psychology has been elected as the next president of the European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS).
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New research advances understanding of negative social contact

New research, by our Department of Psychology, has found that negative social contact among people of differing societal or cultural groups can have a disproportionate negative effect on broad social cohesion within communities.
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His Majesty The King’s Birthday Honours 2024

On the announcement of The King鈥檚 Birthday Honours List 2024, we would like to congratulate and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the alumni, staff, students and friends who have been honoured.
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PalTV retain National Broadcaster of the Year title

Palatinate's TV branch, PalTV, was named Broadcaster of the Year for the third consecutive year in April by the National Student Television Association (NaSTA) at its awards ceremony in Manchester.
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Sierra Leone’s bushmeat markets pose serious health hazards – we studied two for six months to find solutions

Dr Jack Jenkins and Professor Hannah Brown from our Department of Anthropology look at solutions to the serious health hazards posed by Sierra Leone鈥檚 bushmeat markets, and how lessons learned can inform strategies for reducing zoonotic disease risks in similar settings around the world.
A bushmeat trader handles a pangolin in a market in Southern Province, Sierra Leone

Labour’s plan to tax private school fees has drawbacks – but it could be better for society

The Labour party has confirmed its intention to end this VAT exemption for private schools if elected to government. Professor Stephen Gorard, from our School of Education, has assessed the pros and cons of what this would mean for the British public if implemented.
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Inspirational figures honoured by 尖叫视频app

Inspirational figures from the worlds of human rights, education, media, conservation and business have been honoured by 尖叫视频app.
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Explore July's Community Newsletter

Want to know more about how we interact with our local community? Our monthly Community Newsletter explores the news, events, and research both at 尖叫视频app and in the city itself.
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Upcoming events

Ways To Fund Your Studies

Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Wednesday 10 July 2024
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Eternal Ascent: Bentley Beetham and the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition

Friday 24 May 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
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Alice Dalí AR: A Rabbit Hole Awaits

Sunday 5 May 2024 - Thursday 31 October 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Botanic Garden
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We're Not Going Back

Thursday 11 July 2024 - Thursday 11 July 2024
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Sir Thomas Allen Assembly Rooms Theatre
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From our Student Blogs:

From clearing to Law with a foundation year

Lilly came to 尖叫视频appthrough clearing, studying Law with a foundation year. During that year she has made great friends, travelled, participated in many sports and societies, and learned much about herself and what she wants from her university experience.
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