Issue 25      

As November arrives, Lumiere returns for another dazzling display in the city. This year’s event includes two installations which draw on ground-breaking research taking place at our University.

With winter approaching and the evenings getting darker earlier we have some tips to help improve personal safety on and around campus.

We also spoke with author Radha Kapuria from our Department of History to find out more about her interest in music in colonial Punjab and her recent book on the subject.

Following the success of Durham Global Week earlier this year we are inviting our Durham community to nominate candidates for the 2024 Durham Global Awards.

And finally, we find out more about Penny Hawley in our ‘A day in the life’ feature.

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Discover fun activities this winter

This November and December, you can discover a whole range of fun, seasonal events hosted by our Durham community.

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Tap into our staff benefits this Christmas

With Halloween behind us, it’s time to talk about Christmas...

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Stay safe at Durham

Durham is generally a safe city with low crime rates and victims of crime are never to blame. However, there may be things you could do to help you feel more free to go out during the darker mornings and nights with more confidence.

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Discover my world

Defining what makes the best virtual first impression

Research by our Department of Psychology has defined what helps make the best first impressions in a virtual meeting space, such as Teams or Zoom.

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Exploring music in colonial Punjab with Dr Radha Kapuria

Dr Radha Kapuria from our Department of History tells us how she developed an interest in music in colonial Punjab, and the wider significance of social histories like this in understanding political events and the world beyond them.

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Durham inspires

Inspiring Lumiere with ground-breaking research

As November arrives, we’re eagerly anticipating the return of Lumiere for another dazzling display of light art.

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Celebrating Durham’s Global Connections: inviting nominations for Durham Global Awards 2024

Following the success of our inaugural Durham Global Week earlier this year, we are calling on our vibrant community to nominate candidates for next year’s Durham Global Awards, to celebrate the University's diversity and cross-cultural impact.

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Behind the Scenes: Penny Hawley on organising the Sir Harry Evans Global Summit

In this edition we find out more about Penny Hawley, Senior Programme Manager in Development and Alumni Relations.

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Business School's Nicole Burlinson on competing and finding focus through running

We spoke to Nicole Burlinson from our Business School about her passion for running and how it became such a big part of her life.

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