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How Taylor Swift has become a femme fatale - with a little help from Sylvia Plath

clip from Taylor Swift video - she is in a bath of diamonds

Dr Eleanor Spencer-Regan, Digital Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics considers what the former "pop princess" and the confessional poet have in common. 

(20 Sep 2017) » More about how Taylor Swift has become a femme fatale - with a little help from Sylvia Plath


How the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit – even outside the single market

Professor of Finance and Economics, Kevin Dowd (Durham University), Professor David Paton (Nottingham University) and Professor David Blake (University of London) discuss how the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit.

(20 Sep 2017) » More about How the UK can benefit from a free trade future after Brexit – even outside the single market


What new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit?

Professor Eleanor Spaventa warns that EU citizens living in Britain should prepare to present documentation whenever they interact with the state.

(13 Sep 2017) » More about what new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit?


Events

Durham World Heritage Site Series 2017 - Lecture: 'The Stately...

10 years ago, with the headline “The Stately Wrecks of England”, the Guardian unveiled a list of the 16 most expensive historic wrecks in the country. “These are our basket cases”, said the then chief executive of Historic England. In the last decade we have been working hard to prove him wrong. With dedicated Heritage at Risk teams around the country, we help sort out the stately wrecks and much more besides.

Durham Energy Institute Annual Research Symposium 2017 - “Energy...

The energy industry is facing countless new challenges as current resources run out and new sources are developed. Our sources of generation are changing and our transmission systems are now being asked to work in a very different way to their initial design. Tackling these global challenges requires collaboration and innovation in both behaviour and technology. Lead by recently appointed DEI Director Professor Jon Gluyas, this Symposium aims to provide an insight in to 4 of the major challenges of integrating our energy systems.

Poetry Book Society Showcase: Sinéad Morrissey, Colette Bryce and...

This is a Durham Book Festival event introduced by Durham University's Professor Stephen Regan. Join three stunning Irish voices as the Poetry Book Society celebrates some of this year’s most exciting releases.

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.