Remembering Srebrenica – part 2
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Remembering Srebrenica – part 2

Following our visit to the International Commission for Missing Persons, we headed to Srebrenica (see Remembering Srebrenica part 1). The site of Potoćari (the base of the Dutch peacekeepers during the war) it has been converted into a memorial, a museum and multi-media suite built to commemorate the dead and remember the…
My transformation from UG to PG
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My transformation from UG to PG

The poet T. S. Eliot once noted that he measured out his life in coffee spoons. As a recent graduate, this is a sentiment I can relate to with painful certainty. For three years, I would embark upon a daily schedule of coffee breaks, punctuated with lectures, essay-writing, rowing, and the occasional appearance in Tutor…
My research: watching babies sleep
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My research: watching babies sleep

When I tell people that I spent the last year of my life watching babies sleeping I get some funny looks! However that is exactly what we do in Durham University Parent Infant Sleep Lab. The Sleep Lab, set up by Professor Helen Ball 18 years ago, has been pioneering research into parent-infant sleep behaviour. As one of the only…
Modelling the invisible at the Royal Society
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Modelling the invisible at the Royal Society

This summer, for the first time, the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP) had the chance to bring a few students and staff members to London for the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. With a group of around 20 physicists, we set out to engage the public with an interactive exhibition that would represent part of the…
Voyages d’une Parisienne au Népal (PhD student research in Nepal)
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Voyages d’une Parisienne au Népal (PhD student research in Nepal)

I was an undergraduate and later an MA student in the Department of Archaeology here in Durham and, after an interval of a few years in Paris, I am now back as a PhD student. One of the (many) reasons why I have kept coming back to Durham is the opportunities that I have been given here to get involved in a variety of projects…