Durham University News

Formation of human tissue to improve drug testing and reduce animal research
Innovative three dimensional (3D) cell culture technology is giving scientists the ability to grow realistic human tissues for more effective drug testing while reducing the need for animal research.

Durham’s cosmology research lights up London
Research by Durham University scientists into the evolution of galaxies will light up London as part of a major festival.

Philanthropist, filmmaker and children's champion receive honorary degrees
A leading philanthropist, a pioneering filmmaker and a children’s champion were awarded honorary degrees as thousands of students graduated from Durham University.

Work to begin on new colleges and student facilities
Work to develop new college and student facilities at Durham University will begin within weeks.

General Information

This page contains general information on postgraduate studies in the Durham Mathematics Department. There is also a large quantity of information on the department's internal web pages. If you wish to suggest any additions or amendments, please use the Feedback Form.


The Department of Mathematics is located at Lower Mountjoy (formerly the Science Site), south of the centre of Durham, opposite the Engineering and Computing departments and behind the Chemistry department. See this map for general directions around Durham (Maths is #15 on the key). Local X1 buses run past the Science Site at regular intervals (approximately every 15 minutes) from Durham Bus Station, and are free on production of a valid university campus card. It is, however, easy to walk from almost anywhere in Durham and takes 20-25 minutes at most.

Maths Office

The departmental office, located in CM201, is the best place to go with any questions about courses, teaching and general life in the building, and is typically open 9am-5pm every weekday. A list of current staff can be found here; generally there will be a member of staff able to help with any queries you may have. Outside of opening hours, any urgent questions you may have should be directed to Maths.Office@durham.ac.uk.

The Collingwood Library

The department has its own library in CM219, also located on the second floor. Details on how to borrow and return books may be found here, along with the contact details of the current librarians. If a book is not in the Collingwood library, and you are unable to find it in the Main Library, then you may request a copy be ordered. This can be done either by emailing the current librarians or asking at the Maths main office.

Postgraduate Representatives

The department has two postgraduate representatives, who sit in at the departmental meetings and put forward any issues voiced by the postgraduate community. The current postgraduate reps are Paul Jennings and Dan Jones: if you have any complaints or concerns about any aspect of your degree, then get in touch with one of the reps.

General Durham links

Below is a (not at all exhaustive) list of links relating to general Durham student life:

Useful Links

A general collection of useful links, some department-specific, some general. If you feel a link should be added here, then let me know using the Feedback link.

Last modified on 13th November, 2013 at 13:42:03
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