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Supporting the next generation through oracy development

The Commission on the Future of Oracy Education in England officially launched today at the Voice 21 Speaking Summit.
Arlene Holmes-Henderson MBE pictured outside the Department of Classics and Ancient History

MRC announces Impact Prize 2023 finalists

Professor Paul Denny and team announced as MRC Impact Prize 2023 finalists in the Outstanding Team Impact category with their project Equitable global cooperation to support the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases.

Understanding moral injury in war veterans

On 11 November, millions of people in the UK and beyond remember the service and sacrifice of our Armed Forces on what is known as Remembrance Day.
A group of soldiers dressed in camouflage clothing.

Graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption

A new study from our Department of Psychology has found that cigarette style graphic warning labels could reduce people’s meat consumption.
Someone handing a plate of food including a burger and salad to a customer

New guidelines advise against routine weighing and measuring of athletes

New guidelines are shaking up the world of sport by advising against routine, systematic weighing and measuring of athletes.
A female gymnast performing a gymnastic manoeuvre with a ball.

Major boost for innovation-led company creation in the North of England

Having transformed research commercialisation across the North East of England and North Yorkshire, the Northern Accelerator partnership has secured an additional ?4.3m to expand its support and create more successful businesses in crucial sectors.
Northern Accelerator spinout EcoTech69

New £5m research centre driving economic growth and sustainability

A new joint research initiative focusing on energy systems integration has been awarded ?5m by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to help boost UK economic growth and address regional needs.
An image of solar panels and wind turbines with a distant industrial landscape

Professor Graham Towl appointed to key crime reduction role

Professor Graham Towl has been appointed as the new chair of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR) which is a key role to help reduce crime in Scotland.
Graham Towl leaning against a fence

Media coverage of women’s football on the rise

Media coverage of women’s football has substantially increased in the last few years with respectful coverage continuing to grow, according to a new study by our sport scientists.
England player, Lucy Bronze runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Katrina Gorry of Australia during a friendly.

How music festivals could be made safer for women

Research by our Durham Law School has found that the set up and culture of music festivals can create dangerous spaces where sexual violence and harassment can be perpetrated. As we approach the music festival season, we caught up with Dr Hannah Bows to tell us more.
Crowds enjoying a music concert

First research flight images from innovative balloon-borne telescope

Our astronomers are part of an international team behind the successful first research flight of an innovative balloon-borne telescope that will investigate the mystery of dark matter.
A host of stars with the Tarantula Nebula at its centre

Durham expert appointed to UK Covid-19 Inquiry ethics panel

Healthcare law expert, Professor Emma Cave from our Durham Law School, has been appointed to the ethics advisory group of the UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
Professor Emma Cave