Welcome to another issue of Dialogue magazine – your platform for sharing your stories with our Durham community.
Did you know that cave art was our first real form of visual communication or that giant galaxies we see today grew from tiny fluctuations imprinted in the very first instants in the life of our universe? Have you heard about how some of our fantastic staff celebrated successes from awards recognition to marathon running and fundraising for local charities?
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At the end of September, as a whole University community, we had the honour of welcoming all our new students formally to Durham through our wonderful tradition of Matriculation – a rite of passage for those joining us to begin their studies.
We are delighted to announce that our Lower Mountjoy Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC) has won a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) National Award 2021, an award given to buildings across the UK in recognition of their significant contributions to architecture.
This academic year, as part of the University 2020-2027 Digital Strategy, we bid farewell to our old Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) duo, and we welcome the new Learn Ultra.
Our Energy and Sustainability Team, with guidance from the Environmental Sustainability Strategic Planning Group (ESSPG) reviewed our sustainability data, targets and action plan, with the aim of creating an ambitious new sustainability strategy.
Professor Robert Hilton from our Department of Geography has found a missing link in the natural carbon cycle through the study of rocks.
One of our archaeologists has helped to create modern history as cave art to celebrate the launch of a new video game.
Representatives from Durham University are attending the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, following confirmation that we have been granted provisional observer status for this year’s event.
Our Department of English Studies celebrated the phenomenal success of two of its own - Sunjeev Sahota and Kayo Chingonyi. Both have recently received recognition of their work, from the Booker Prize and the Forward Prize for Poetry respectively.
Did you know that giant galaxies we see today grew from tiny fluctuations imprinted in the very first instants in the life of our universe?
In Epiphany Term 2020 we started to work with the EcoCampus Scheme. This helped us develop, implement, and maintain an environmental management system in line with international standards.
We’re delighted to play a key role in improving diversity and opportunity for women in High Performance Computing (HPC).
Thought apprenticeships were just for school leavers? Discover how they’ve opened up a world of opportunity for some of our staff.
Dr Mike Crawley, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, spent 15 months in Ethiopia researching the lifestyle and ways of the country’s running culture.
Professor Thomas Wynn from our School of Modern Languages and Cultures participated in his first ever marathon, the Brighton Marathon, raising £1,504 for the West End Refugee Service.