University of Durham
University of Durham
As the UK gets ready to mark the 80 th Anniversary of the rescue of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from Dunkirk, Professor Tim Luckhurst, founding Principal of our new South College, looks at how British newspaper journalists were forced to report it from afar.
The mystery behind a painting by a renowned French post-impressionist may have been revealed by new research that has unearthed secrets from his past. Research by our School of Modern Languages and Cultures has given us a new understanding of Pierre Bonnard's relationship with his wife and model Marthe Bonnard, and explains some of the negative stories about her after her death.
Dr Noreen Masud has taken up the prestigious role as one of this year's New Generation Thinkers (NGT) which will see her working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought massive changes to our lives including how we say goodbye to our loved ones. To help, our researchers have put together an online hub of resources to help people who have been bereaved or those working in the funeral or memorial professions.
In an era before the internet and smartphones the joy of Victory in Europe (VE) Day was reported in more traditional ways.
We've been named as one of the world's top universities for contributing to a number of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A new set of rankings places us in the top 50 in four SDGs: Sustainable Cities and Communities; Responsible Consumption and Production; Life on Land; and Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
The UK Government has awarded a specialist team of researchers more than £500,000 to find out if specially-trained bio-detection dogs could be used as a new rapid testing measure for Covid-19. The initial stage of the research aims to determine whether the dogs are able to detect coronavirus in humans from odour samples.
Professor Richard Harris, Deputy Executive Dean (Research) and Professor of Economics at Durham University Business School considers the question: How will Covid-19 affect productivity in the UK? The impact of the current world pandemic looks set to have an unprecedented impact on the world economy.
After Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) on 8 May 1945, thanksgiving services were held in churches throughout Britain and overseas. Philip Williamson, Professor of Modern History, reveals the meticulous planning that went on behind the scenes.
Professor Jon Gluyas from our Durham Energy Institute explains why this is bad news for the coronavirus effort.
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