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Durham quasar physicist Vicky takes Silver Medal in parliamentary scientific research competition

Durham quasar physicist Vicky takes Silver Medal in parliamentary scientific research competition. Victoria Fawcett, a postgraduate research student at 樱花动漫 has won Silver for the excellence of her physics research in a national competition, receiving a 拢750 prize and a medal.
Photograph of Vicky Fawcett

Nobel class cosmology researcher honoured

A world-leading Durham cosmologist has been recognised as being 鈥渙f Nobel class鈥 for his work on the evolution of the universe.
Professor Carlos Frenk

A European Gilead: Using the Courts to Curb Abortion Rights in Poland

Zoe Tongue comments on the recent ruling by Poland's Constitutional Court which will lead to a near-ban of abortion in a country which already has one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in Europe.
People handling placards and protesting in the street

COP26 Universities Network: Transition to post-carbon economy must be inclusive

A group of academic experts, including 樱花动漫 Anthropology's Professor Simone Abram, calls for more attention to the justice implications of the transition to a post-carbon economy.
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The failed saviour

by Sarah Cotes, Diploma student at 樱花动漫
Pile of books from the Department of Theology and Religion

Rooting the Cross in its soil: the danger of sanitising grassroots movements during COVID-19

by Florence O鈥橳aylor, PhD student in the Dept of Theology and Religion at 樱花动漫 and is a political theologian researching with women recovering from substance addictions
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Domestic Violence: A Double Pandemic?

by Olivia Barnard, third year undergraduate at 樱花动漫 and will begin a Master鈥檚 programme at Durham in Autumn 2020
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COVID-19: What can Simone Weil teach us?

by George Batchelor, third year undergraduate at 樱花动漫
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COVID-19 and the politicisation of data

by Barbara Pressendo, third year undergraduate at 樱花动漫, and will be starting a Master鈥檚 programme at LSE in Autumn 2020
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Counter-narratives in grassroots movements

by Rachel Bedek, Diploma student at 樱花动漫 and will begin an integrated PhD programme in Autumn 2020
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A spectrum of meanings: who owns the colours of the rainbow?

by Emma Wilkinson, third year undergraduate at 樱花动漫 and, from September 2020, an ordinand for the Church of England
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Aerial view of Durham

Research Impact at Durham

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