About Durham

Durham is a small city on the banks of the river Wear in North East England, renowned for its magnificent medieval castle and cathedral (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) as well as its world-class University.

Getting to Durham

Durham is easily accessible by train or car from all major cities in the UK, and is close to Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley airports. Detailed travel directions are available here.


For its size, Durham contains a large number of restaurants offering a broad range of cuisines. A listing of a few of our favourite restaurants in and around the city centre is available here.

Campus map

Below is a map of Durham indicating all of the University buildings. Click the map for a larger version. For a PDF version click here.

Links to the full listing of the University buildings and more detailed maps are available here.

Galaxy Formation
Durham University
18-22 July 2011

Scientific Organising Committee
Carlos Frenk (co-chair)
Simon White (co-chair)
Sara Ellison
Tim Heckman
Lars Hernquist
Rob Ivison
Guinevere Kauffmann
Hans-Walter Rix
Joop Schaye
Chuck Steidel
Linda Tacconi

Local Organising Committee
Ryan Hickox (chair)
David Alexander
Carlton Baugh
Cedric Lacey
Rich Bielby
Anais Gonneau
Violeta Gonzalez-Perez
John Stott

Last Updated: 8 August 2011

Banner Image: courtesy of NASA / Aquarius project