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National Award Win for Beamish Museum

Delighted staff and volunteers at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North are celebrating after winning a national award.  Read more

New Bus Depot at Beamish Museum

The new Northern General Transport Bus Depot has opened its doors at Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – helping to preserve transport heritage and engineering skills, along with the century-old Northern name.  Read more

Wildlife Trust brings people closer to wildlife

Durham Wildlife Trust has launched a new initiative to bring people closer to wildlife in their area.  Read more

Alison Takes on a New Challenge

Durham Wildlife Trust has taken on a new Volunteer Conservation Trainee, based at its Low Barns Nature Reserve near Witton Le Wear and funded by the Prince’s Countryside Fund.  Read more

Report Says - Nature Nurtures Children

The Wildlife Trusts commissioned a study by the Institute of Education at UCL to evaluate the impact that experiencing nature has upon children. The study focused on over 450 primary school children and the effects of Wildlife Trust-led activities on their wellbeing. This is one of the largest studies into the effects of outdoor activities on children’s wellbeing and views about nature.  Read more

Durham University Celebrates Science Festival

Thousands of visitors of all ages enjoyed hands-on experiments and inspiring science at Durham University’s Celebrate Science festival.  Read more

Newcastle Gallery has been Transformed

Lothar Götz is an artist best known for his large-scale, site-specific wall paintings, transforming spaces with vibrant colours and shapes. His new commission at Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery is no exception.  Read more

1st New College for 14 years at Durham University

Durham University is creating its first new residential College in 14 years: South College, which is on track to open in 2020. South College is part of the University’s flagship Mount Oswald development, a project worth £80 million which will also include a new home for its existing John Snow College, a University Hub building and a multi-use games area (MUGA).  Read more

Durham University - Highest Ranking

Durham University has achieved its highest-ever global ranking for Arts and Humanities in a prestigious international league table.  Read more

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