Inspiring our here and now. Illuminating our future.
Professor Carlos Frenk
Centre for Printable Electronics
European Extremely Large Telescope
The first light from the European Extremely Large Telescope designed by the European Southern Observatory is due to take place in 2024.
Light Guided Welding
Biophysical Sciences Institute
National Centre for Healthcare Photonics
Centre for Advanced Instrumentation
Durham University’s Centre for Advanced Instrumentation builds instruments for major telescopes, enabling us to observe the universe in new ways.
Future Business Magnates
Secondary school pupils from Durham were challenged to find new ways of using light in the 2015 Future Business Magnates competition.
Centre for Process Innovation
The UK’s national technology and innovation centre for the process manufacturing industries.
Thorn Lighting is a global supplier of both indoor and outdoor luminaires and integrated controls.
PolyPhotonix has demonstrated world-class innovation using organic lighting to help improve the quality of life for many people.
Lighting up days and nights
The Bowes Museum
Kynren – an epic tale of England
A show like no other - a 90 minute epic storytelling journey sheds light on 2,000 years of history in spectacular fashion.
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Durham's breathtaking landscapes have inspired artists and writers through the ages.
The UK's largest light festival transforms the streets of Durham City in to a nocturnal art trail.
Durham Heritage Coast
The county is home to 11 Dark Sky Discovery Sites.