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Modelling the invisible

Colleagues from our Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology explain how their work uses computer simulations to understand complex fundamental physics.


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What we're finding as we excavate Halmyris, a frontier fort of the Roman Empire

Emily Hanscam, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology, talks about excavating a fort called Halmyris in Romania and discusses what the team are finding.

(26 Jul 2017) » More about What we're finding as we excavate Halmyris, a frontier fort of the Roman Empire


Understanding why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils

Andrea J Darling, who is studying for a PhD in the School of Applied Social Sciences, discusses why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils. 

(11 Jul 2017) » More about Understanding why some female teachers sexually abuse pupils


How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study

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Dr Sam Williams Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology talks about land reform affecting wildlife.

Large carnivores are in decline all over the world. Threats like persecution and loss of both prey and habitat are key contributors. The planet’s top biodiversity hotspots have already lost around 90% of their primary (undisturbed) vegetation, driven by factors like growth of infrastructure, agriculture and the removal of natural resources.

(29 Jun 2017) » More about How badly implemented land reform can affect wildlife: a Zimbabwean case study


Events

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

16 June - 29 October

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

Humour, History, and Methodology: A Multidisciplinary and...

The Humours of the Past (HOP) Network brings together researchers and practitioners with a mutual stake in understanding, interpreting and communicating humour of various kinds from particular times and cultural contexts.

Festival of Archaeology: Dinky Dig!

A mini archaeological dig for children. All equipment provided. Be prepared to get muddy!

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

University Strategy 2017-2027

Durham University has launched a new ten-year Strategy which will ensure it continues to deliver world-class research, education and wider student experience.

International Study Centre

The International Foundation Year offers you a pathway to the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. Apply now via the International Study Centre.

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