SHAPED BY THE PAST
-CREATING THE FUTURE-
Durham has always been a modern, forward-looking University. With a medieval World Heritage, Durham became one of England's leading centres of medieval scholarship along with Oxford and Cambridge. Durham was one of the first universities to admit women on an equal footing to men (1890), to establish medical training (1834) and the first to award Civil and Mining Engineering degrees to meet regional and national needs during the industrial revolution (1838). Durham led in the development of science and established one of the earliest observatories in England.
Durham University is the inheritor of a continuous line of learning and scholarship dating from Bede and St Cuthbert to the present day.
Durham Business School
Opened in September 2013, Durham University Business School offers state-of-the-art lecture theatres with comfortable breakout spaces and a contemporary dining area, alongside numerous sustainable features make it a truly world-class facility
Relive the magic of Harry Potter at Durham Cathedral
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry came to life via a number of locations across the UK, one of which was the awe-inspiring Durham Cathedral
Durham Cathedral’s ancient cloisters doubled as a film location for Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 2001. Against a snowy backdrop, the cloisters became the snow-covered quadrangle where Harry magically releases Hedwig the owl from his hands.
Relive the scenes with a visit to this majestic building in one of England's most cultural cities.