Welcome to your September edition of Dialogue magazine.
While the weather in the UK this summer may not have been as good as we would have liked, we celebrated summer with numerous theatrical productions showcasing our student and local performers.
Also in this edition:
- we caught up with Professor Karen Johnson from our Department of Engineering who has recently been awarded the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Award.
- you can find out about the ambitious targets our Sustainability Statement sets out.
- we’re getting to know National Teaching Fellowship recipient Rachelle O’Brien.
We’ll also find out more about Associate Professor Rachel Avery in our ‘A Day in the life of…’ feature.
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Earlier in the summer, colleagues from across the University came together to celebrate 10 years of the AdvanceHE Aurora Leadership Programme.
Over the summer, we have welcomed over 40 friends from our twinned Ukrainian University, Zaporizhzhia National University (ZNU) to Durham.
Dialogue caught up with Nayanika Mookherjee, a Professor in our Department of Anthropology who has been shortlisted for the PhD Supervisor of the Year award at the Postgrad Awards 2023.
Professor Karen Johnson from our Department of Engineering has recently been awarded the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Award. We caught up with Karen to find out more about this award, and her work in soil and soil health.
In this edition of Dialogue, we find out more about Rachel Avery, Associate Professor in our Law School.
Rachelle O’Brien, a senior learning designer in the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD), is a recent recipient of the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship.
In May, University Council approved a new Sustainability Ambition Statement that sets out our vision: to ensure that Durham University delivers its mission of excellence in the most sustainable way possible as well as setting targets for sustainability across the University’s activities.
While the weather in the UK this summer may have left a lot to be desired, Durham was awash with theatrical celebrations showcasing student and local performers.
We’ve recently asked colleagues about their unusual hobbies, a hidden talent, or a favourite pastime that they do outside of work?