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The Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages

Dr Guzel Yusupova from Modern Languages and Culture looks at the Russians who are protesting against the Kremlin.

(12 Sep 2018) » More about the Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages


How Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him

Dr Neil Visalvanich from SGIA looks at the history of presidential scandal to assess Trump's chances of weathering this latest storm.

(22 Aug 2018) » More about how Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him


Colombia’s troubled peace process and the lessons of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Dr Stefanie Kappler Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building and Dr Louis Monroy-Santander,Teaching Fellow in Defence, Development and Diplomacy from SGIA look at the challenges facing Colombia's new president Ivan Duque 

(14 Aug 2018) » More about Colombia’s troubled peace process and the lessons of Bosnia-Herzegovina


Events

Behind the scenes with the Conservation team

Join us for an introduction to the work of the conservation unit at Palace Green Library. This is a Free event but booking is required.

Durham Book Festival 2018

Durham University is delighted to announce its support for the 2018 Durham Book Festival which returns to the city from 5 - 14 October. The annual literary event will feature a huge range of inspiring talks, readings and performances from some of the most talented contemporary writers, artists and thinkers.

Durham University is once again proud to sponsor the Festival Laureateship. This year’s Laureate, Jacob Polley, is regarded as one of the leading talents of the new generation of British poets.

Our Curious Universe - Dr Jennifer Wiseman

St John's College Annual Borderlands Lecture
Recent advances in telescope technology have enabled new incredible discoveries
throughout the universe. Distant infant galaxies are now visible, shining from billions of
years in the past. Closer to home, planets in other star systems are being discovered by the
thousands.New discoveries are also inspiring intriguing questions: Why and how has the
universe become hospitable for life? What would be the nature of life beyond our solar
system? What is the mysterious ubiquitous dark matter and dark energy? And what is the
ultimate fate of the universe and life? Such issues touch on the larger, rich contemplations
beyond science about the relationship of life and humanity to the cosmos.

From lectures, conferences and exhibitions, to concerts, plays and family activities, see our full programme of events on the What's On Guide.

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Welcome & Induction

Congratulations on securing a place at Durham University! Find out more about what you have to look forward to here.

Freedom of expression

Student discussions

As a University, we are committed to freedom of expression within the law and we encourage free expression and debate amongst our staff, students and visitors. This reflects our core values as a university. More information on our commitment to freedom of expression.