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Fracking causes earthquakes by design: can regulation keep up?

Miles Wilson, PhD Candidate, Gillian Foulger and Jon Gluyas (all Department of Earth Sciences) and Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University explain that fracking is intended to bring about the very process which results in earthquakes.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Fracking causes earthquakes by design: can regulation keep up?

#Revolution: how the humble hashtag changed world politics

Joanna Rozpedowski from SGIA looks at evolution of the hash tag & how it has changed the world for good.

(2 Nov 2018) » More about #Revolution: how the humble hashtag changed world politics

Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton from the School of Education explain why creativity is a quality that exists in every human being.

(16 Oct 2018) » More about Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us


Patriotism and Dissent: Anna Laetitia Barbauld and the Pleasures of...

The Department of English Studies presents the annual Robin Dix Memorial Lecture.
This year's lecture, to which the public are warmly welcome, will look at the literary relationship between Anna Laetitia Barbauld and Mark Akenside.

An Australian Extravaganza!

Durham University Brass Band along with the Footscray-Yarraville City Band invite you to an evening of classic brass pieces, upbeat swing, and popular tunes.


Castle Theatre Company presents an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula' in the atmospheric surroundings of Durham Castle's Norman Chapel.
As Jonathan Harker travels from London to visit the mysterious Count Dracula at his castle in Transylvania, he is warned of the evil and darkness that surrounds the Count.

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