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

Welcome to September’s edition of Dialogue magazine. Firstly this month, we’re excited to tell you that the magazine has been shortlisted for a CIPR North East Pride Award. Look out for more details in upcoming editions.

Also in this edition, you can find out about: a new book to help procrastinators understand the issue and how to tackle it, a new research study into how people from the last Ice Age engaged with their surroundings through the medium of art; and how after two years away, our Technician Commitment annual event returned.  

Dialogue says a fond farewell to our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education), Alan Houston, as he heads off for retirement, and with only weeks to go before the first-ever Making a Difference at Durham event, Dialogue spoke to members of our Executive team about what colleagues can expect from the event.

Finally, why not enter our first Dialogue competition and help us celebrate the art, craft, science and history of photography?

If you'd like to share a story with us, please email: dialogue@durham.ac.uk

Dialogue highlights

Congratulations to England Hockey

It’s celebration time for England Hockey’s women, including two players with a Durham connection.

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Dialogue shortlisted for PRide award

We’re really proud to announce that our Digital Dialogue magazine has been shortlisted for a CIPR North East PRide Award in the ‘Best Publication’ category.

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Featured in Fringe

Durham Fringe Festival returned this July, featuring five unique new shows, written, directed and performed by students here at Durham.

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New routes to sustainability

This year we have been awarded two sustainability accreditations.

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Schools’ Physicist of the Year 2022

We’re so proud of our Schools’ Physicists of the Year 2022. Students from across the North East, all in Year 10 and 12, were nominated by their teachers for their hard work, contributions, and progress over the past year.

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The Silent Mind

Why do some people have loud, intrusive voices running in their head seemingly all the time, and others a totally ‘silent mind’?

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Discover my world

Need help tackling your procrastination? This could be the book for you!

Professor Fuschia Sirois, a globally renowned expert in the psychology of procrastination in our Department of Psychology, has distilled her game-changing insights into a new book to help procrastinators understand the issue, and how to tackle it.

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Palaeo Vision: Do you see the world through Ice Age eyes?

A new interdepartmental research collaboration between our Departments of Archaeology and Psychology is experimenting with the online visual perceptions of Ice Age arts through their newly launched project website, Palaeo Vision: Do you see through Ice Age Eyes?

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Durham inspires

Competition: A celebration of photography

Since the early 19th century, the popularity of photography as a medium for people to express themselves has continued to increase.

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Alan is ready to enjoy retired life

We say a fond farewell to one of our UEC members, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) Professor Alan Houston, as he heads off for retirement. Professor Houston leaves us at the end of September after nearly six years leading the University’s education strategy.

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Are you ready for Making a Difference?

With only two weeks to go before our first-ever Making a Difference at Durham event, Dialogue speaks to members of our University Executive team about what colleagues can expect from the event on 15 September.

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Celebrating our Technicians

After two years away, our Technician Commitment annual event returned in June to celebrate the incredible work of our Technicians from across the University.

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Your summer, your Greenspace

Are you organising an induction session and would like to include information on sustainability at Durham?

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For brilliant visitor attractions – keep it local!

With budget airlines offering easy access to travel, it’s easy to overlook the brilliant visitor attractions right on our own doorstep.

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Do you have a story to share? We want to hear from you! Get in touch via dialogue@durham.ac.uk.