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Durham University

The University of Durham is a public research university founded in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It is a collegiate university, with its main subjects divided between departments and its 16 colleges. It is currently ranked between 3rd and 7th in the latest league table of British Universities. Often referred to as the alternative to Oxford or Cambridge it became a member of the Russell Group in 2012.

New excavations at Binchester Fort near Bishop Auckland. Pictured volunteer Michelle Arthy

Under the surface of Durham's 'Pompeii of the North'

The Journal was given a guided tour of the ancient Roman site, unearthed by archaeologists near Bishop Auckland

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek which develops materials and products for radiation detection

Durham University firm Kromek wins $620,000 bottle scanner contract

Bottle scanner technology is to be used for airport security at a number of Asian airports

The bath house excavated at the site of Binchester Roman Fort, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham

'Pompeii of the North' is found at County Durham excavation site

Archaeologists have unearthed the “Pompeii of the north" at a County Durham excavation site

Mauricio Armellini, who is take over as Bank of England agent for the North East

LEP economist Mauricio Armellini heads for Bank of England

Mauricio Armellini takes over from Rosie Smith as North East agent for the Bank of England

First Minister Alex Salmond at Scotland's Future Stakeholder Engagement event

Scottish independence referendum: Border skirmish in the offing?

Durham University’s Thom Brooks argues that if there is a Yes vote, Scotland’s liberal immigration policies could bring about changes across the whole of Britain

Thomas Manners, who founded T. Manners & Sons

North East's oldest building contractor, T. Manners & Sons Ltd, bounces back from recession

Bishop Auckland firm is hopeful following a series of major contract wins

A tour of Little White Farm organised by the Wear Rivers Trust

Advice for County Durham farmers on preventing flood damage

The Wear Rivers Trust and Environment Agency are collaborating on a farm management scheme designed to help save the precious resource of water

Durham alumnus Sir Peter Ogden makes £3.35m donation to former university

Multi-million pound gift, the largest in The Ogden Trust's history, will help support a £10m landmark physics building at Durham University

Inside a site which is used for fracking

Durham University experts warn fracking could increase water radioactivity but not pose a threat to public health

The research was carried out by Durham University and Researching Fracking in Europe.

Graduates at Durham University

The North East is one of the safest places for students in the country

Authors of the report call on universities to research crime around their campuses

Chief exective of Kromek, Arnab Basu

New contract wins for County Durham technology firm Kromek

Durham University spin-out Kromek has secured new contracts across its range of specialisms

Jonathan Elmer, Dr Chris Stokes, Professor Antony Long, David Saddington, Dr Arvin Zolfaghari, Peter McCusker

Climate change 'the most crucial issue of our time'

Climate change and policies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions were put under the spotlight at a lively debate in Durham City. Panellist and Journal Energy writer Peter McCusker reports

Professor Richard Davies, formerly of Durham University, who has moved to Newcastle

Energy expert Richard Davies makes switch to Newcastle University

Energy expert Richard Davies has has been appointed as pro vice chancellor for engagement and internationalisation at Newcastle University

Yale University professor tells tale of how the plague took half of Newcastle

Yale University professor Keith Wrightson tells the story of devastation left by disease in Newcastle in the 1600s

L To R, Mel O'connor, Ray Rutter, Prof Andrew Stockman, Norman Peterson

Crowdfunding gives Vega V a sporting chance

The team behind a pioneering sports training system are encouraging investors to join them and grow the business

How the new Catherine Cookson extension and social hub will look

Newcastle University contract is latest big win for building contractor Surgo

Tyneside-based Surgo building contractor has won £8.5m of work this quarter, the latest for Newcastle University

Durham University researchers say that mums-to-be should try to reduce stress levels

Research reveals how unborn babies feel stress of their mums

Durham University researchers say that mums-to-be should try to reduce stress levels

Political theorist Noam Chomsky

Leading thinker Noam Chomsky to give lecture in Durham

Political theorist Noam Chomsky will address the question of global significance at Durham Castle later this month

A GPS monitoring site in the Antarctic Peninsula

North East experts find climate change makes the Earth move

North East university scientists have plotted the impact of climate change beneath the Earth's crust

L to R Jane Siddle of NEL Fund Managers, Jerry Hall of DECIDE., James Bryce and Ashraf Ali of Square One, and Abu Ali and Carl Swansbury of Ryecroft Glenton

Tyneside branding business uses £350,000 investment to steer growth plan

DECIDE. is already among the top 20 independent branding firms in the business, but new investment could take it to the top

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