A conversation for staff and students at Durham University - contributions welcome, opinions wanted.

Welcome to the latest Dialogue magazine.

From digging underground to protect archaeological treasures, to unveiling the wonders of deep space, this issue of Dialogue is travelling far and wide to focus on the extensive achievements of staff and students.

Find out how a new online course will help to protect endangered archaeology across the world, and get the most accurate picture yet of how our corner of the universe looks.

You can also find out about a new study of women’s sport, a review of LGBT+ History Month, together with news about Durham’s new academic registrar.

Dialogue is your magazine so please share your stories with us at: dialogue@durham.ac.uk.

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Dialogue highlights

Durham appoints new Academic Registrar

Dr Monika Nangia has been appointed as Academic Registrar here at Durham.

Protecting cultural heritage around the world

We’re excited to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled Endangered Archaeology: Using Remote Sensing to Protect Cultural Heritage.

Discover my world

Misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport still common

A study from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences has shown that misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport may still be rife. A study from our Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences has shown that misogynistic attitudes towards women’s sport may still be rife.

Scientists reveal incredible 4.4 million galaxies in a new map

A pioneering astronomer from our Department of Physics has collaborated with a team of international scientists to reveal an astonishingly detailed radio image of more than 4.4 million objects and a very dynamic picture of our Universe.

Scientists unveil most accurate virtual representation of the Universe

An international team of researchers, including Professor Carlos Frenk, Professor Adrian Jenkins and Dr. John Helly from our Department of Physics, has produced the largest and most accurate computer simulation to date of our local patch of the Universe.

How tick saliva could ease chronic pain and itching

Our Department of Biosciences is working on a new drug based on a protein found in tick saliva that could ease chronic pain and itching in people.

Durham inspires

Double Durham winners of the Bright Network Society of the Year Awards

Huge congratulations to two of our societies for their success at the Bright Network Society of the Year Awards.

My Greenspace update

February was Random Acts of Kindness month and our community leaped at the chance of getting involved.

International Women's Day 2022 - our round-up

Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

Looking back at LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History month occurs each February and is a celebration of the history of the LGBT+ community worldwide.

Insights

Staff networks

The next National Day for Staff Networks is taking place on Wednesday 11 May 2022. Networks are all about people; they are about progressive change; they are all about supporting the employee journey and inspiring a feeling of belonging.

Contribute

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