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.

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.

Archaeologist Robin Coningham works in the trench in the remains of an ancient monastery, with the Maya Devi Temple in the background

Durham University professor's breakthrough find is hailed internationally

Nepal excavation hailed among the Top 10 by the Archaelogical Institute of America's Archaeology Magazine

Actor Alun Armstrong, during his visit to Stanley Civic Hall

Alun Armstrong stars in BBC Radio 4 plays written by Newcastle author Michael Chaplin

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Local talents are hoping a series will be commissioned after this week's dramas featuring moral dilemmas in a Durham town

Professor Simon Hogg and research postgraduate Dr Alison Auld pictured with a model of turbine blades developed at Durham University. The design of turbines by the university has led to more efficient engines for passenger aircraft and is making wind energy cheaper by improving wind turbines. The research has strong regional links, for example a partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (formerly NAREC).

New jet turbines are just one way in which Durham University's research has helped society

The Government praised work by Durham University to improve the design of Rolls Royce jet engines on the world's largest airliner

Phil Steele, general manager of intu Eldon Square

The Journal Annual North East Business Review 2014: January

We look back at the business news from January 2014

Dan Smith of Bede Gaming

Business Interview: Dan Smyth, founder of Bede Gaming

He took the biggest gamble of his life when he left university to play poker - but secured the winning hand when he set up software firm Bede Gaming

Arnab Basu, chief executive of Kromek updated

Sedgefield-based Kromek wins $1m contract extension from global security company

Sedgefield-based radiation detection firm is continuing to grow in its three main markets - security, medical and nuclear

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, holding a copy of the Autumn Statement, leaves the Treasury in London for the House of Commons, where Osborne will deliver his Autumn Statement

The view on Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement from the North East

Mixed reaction to Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement from the region compared to the acclaim he received in the South East

Professor Roy Sandbach

High ranking North East Innovation Board unveiled by North East LEP

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (NELEP) has created the first Innovation Board for the region, which will support the LEP

George Osborne MP

North East universities set for funding boost as Chancellor highlights importance of life sciences

North East will play key role in "Northern Powerhouse", George Osborne tells The Journal - but he wants regions to consider creating 'metro mayors'

Lohman Brown chickens

Vindolanda Roman fort stages chicken history day this Sunday

Universities unveil results of project to trace thousands of years of hens and humans joint history

The Northumbrian Association Writers Awards and Hotspur Awards at Washington Old Hall. Winners Hannah Forrest, 11, Ray Spencer, Kieren Snith,11, Laurie Atkinson, 19, and Hannah Robinson, 11

South Shields favourite Ray Spencer is honoured in Northumbrian Association's awards night

Other winners at double awards are local regiments and young writers

Ofgem has warned gas and electricity suppliers

Gas could help UK to a low carbon economy, say Durham University experts

Report co-authored by Durham University academics says gas could be a 'bridging fuel' - but will soon become a part of the problem, not the solution

Hilton Dawson

Hilton Dawson: There is no logic in wearing a poppy and not voting

Northumbrian and former MP Hilton Dawson on the responsibility we all face in a democracy that many lost their lives to protect

Senior Lecture in Historical Archaeology and Head of Archaeology Dr Jane Webster

Newcastle project uncovers the stories of Armstrong College's fallen soldiers

Histories of the 223 names on the Armstrong Building's plaque are unveiled as digital memory book

Paul Woolston

LEPs secure bid to bring Digital Catapult to the North East

Sunderland will host one of just three centres in the UK designed to grow digital sector prowess

Botanist David Bellamy

County Durham Professor David Bellamy sells collection of microscopes

Former Durham University professor David Bellamy puts his rare collection of microscopes up for auction

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