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.

John F Kennedy in July 1963

John F Kennedy was right. Ask not what your country can do for you...

Durham University professor Thom Brooks argues that what’s lacking in politics is an inspiring vision worth voting for

North East welcomes high level diplomats from 10 Arab countries on trade mission

High level diplomats from 10 Arab countries visit North East to meet business, universities and trade organisations

NetPark, near Sedgefield, County Durham, is to host a summit for innovation leaders from around the world

NETPark to host summit that will attract experts from around the world

Event forms part of a 10-year strategy for the park to create 3,000 jobs and add £400m to the region's GVA

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls makes a speech after losing his Morley and Outwood seat to Conservative Andrea Jenkyns

You can already hear the Blairites saying 'I told you so' - and they might be right

Durham University professor Thom Brooks on the biggest challenge that faces all the parties after the general election

The Chapel in Ushaw College

Ushaw College welcomes the public with a programme of cultural events

One of the region's most spectacular complexes of buildings is keen to share its wealth of art and music

Anna Lynch Director Of Public Health for Durham who has written her annual report on social isolation

North East experts warn of the dangers of loneliness after reports reveal health risks

Reports have revealed loneliness can have the same strain on the heart as smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Coquet Valley hay meadows in Northumberland National Park

Fracking study examines Northumberland National Park's potential for controversial activity

Durham University research has looked into the level of fracking threat to the country's national parks - and found North Yorkshire could be targeted

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek

Kromek Group plc wins £1.35m of new work with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

SIGMA programme radiation detection contract modification comes as technology firm foresees 38% revenue rise

Sir George Russell (left) receives the first Deans award from Professor Rob Dixon, dean of Durham University Business School

Leading business figure is first winner of award at Durham University Business School

Sir George Russell picks up the Dean's Award following illustrious career in the North East and beyond

Thom Brooks, of Durham Law School

Thom Brooks: The marginals that matter in the North East

Durham University's Professor Thom Brooks' view on the battle for three key North East seats - Berwick, Redcar and Stockton South

Jon Mabbitt, CEO Applied Graphene Materials

Losses widen at Teesside-based Applied Graphene Materials but firm sees encouragement

Chief executive Jon Mabbitt says Teesside business has established a global profile and a growing appetitite from potential partners

Photographic project captures the North East rich tapestry of talent

Kate Adie, Kathryn Tickell, Thomas Allen and Jonathan Ruffer have all been captured for Portraits from the North East

Dr Richard Buckley, lead archaeologist on the Greyfriars dig

Durham University graduate will give talk on Richard III grave discovery

Durham University graduate Richard Buckley will return to the region to give a talk on discovering the grave of Richard III

L-R Dr Edyta Roszko and Dr Claire Sutherland at the Vietnam exhibition at Durham University's Palace Green Library

Durham University's Palace Green Library hosts Vietnam: A Nation, not a war exhibition

Vietnam: A Nation, not a war explores national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging using historic and contemporary objects

Durham University's world-renowned Business School which was redeveloped with input from Turner & Townsend

North East sales top £10m at Turner and Townsend

Turnover at Turner and Townsend is set to rise this coming financial year - and 75% of the budgeted figure is covered by forward orders

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting Liverpool in June 1945

Winston Churchill funeral anniversary - closet leftie, failure or our greatest leader?

Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral

Lauren Barnes looking over the exhibition created by people with health issues at the Oriental Museum Durham

Durham Oriental Museum teams up with mental health charity to create its latest exhibition

Service users from Sunderland based The Art Studio are exhibiting their work at the Durham museum for three months

Applied Graphene Materials plc

Applied Graphene Materials make two senior appointments from US chemicals firm

Nigel Blatherwick has become commercial director while Dr Adrian Potts will lead the firm's North American growth

Dr Leona Skelton at Howdon sewage treatment works on the Tyne

River Tyne's story revealed in study by environmental historian

Environmental historian Dr Leona Skelton delves into the ups and downs of Tyne history over the centuries

Chief executive of Kromek, Arnab Basu updated

County Durham based Kromek on track with 90-job employment boost plans

County Durham based Kromek expects to be EBITDA positive in the second half of the financial year, after making significant contract wins in the first half.


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