Shining lights

The county has many stories to tell, from science, art and technology to business, tourism and the beauty of our breathtaking landscapes, which make Durham a place of light.

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Mick Stephenson

Telescope

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.

Carlos Frenk

Professor Carlos Frenk

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The Bowes Museum

Rose window

Durham Cathedral’s Rose Window

Durham Cathedral’s Rose Window is one of the most stunning stained glass windows in England.

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle

Printable Electronics

Centre for Printable Electronics

Centre for advanced instrumentation

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.

Light guided welding

Light Guided Welding

Durham university

Durham University

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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.

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Biophysical Sciences Institute

Healthcare Photonics

National Centre for Healthcare Photonics

Future Business Magnates

Future Business Magnates

Secondary school pupils from Durham were challenged to find new ways of using light in the 2015 Future Business Magnates competition.

Light Lasers

Ultra-stable Lasers

Durham university

Durham University

ONE gift; High Force 003 - (credit ONE)

Inspiring Landscapes

Durham's breathtaking landscapes have inspired artists and writers through the ages.

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Ibex Innovations

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aXenic

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Lumiere

The UK's largest light festival transforms the streets of Durham City in to a nocturnal art trail.

Jeremiah Dixon

Jeremiah Dixon

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

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Dark Skies

The county is home to 11 Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

Durham Cathedral; VisitEngland Photoshoot;

Illuminating Durham’s World Heritage Site

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Sir Arnold Wolfendale

New OLED technology for the windowless plane cabin

Centre for Process Innovation

The UK’s national technology and innovation centre for the process manufacturing industries.

RGF1 Photoshoot; Reccie; AND_2049

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Romag

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Thorn Lighting

Thorn Lighting is a global supplier of both indoor and outdoor luminaires and integrated controls.

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Orcalight

Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

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PolyPhotonix

PolyPhotonix has demonstrated world-class innovation using organic lighting to help improve the quality of life for many people.

Alan Anderson – Durham Tourism Superstar 2016

Durham Tourism Superstar

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Durham Heritage Coast

Liquid explosive detection

Kromek

A Compound Photonics Light Engine

Compound Photonics

William Herschel Telescope

Durham University

Inspiring our here and now. Illuminating our future.

Carlos Frenk

Professor Carlos Frenk

Printable Electronics

Centre for Printable Electronics

Telescope

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

Light Guided Welding

Durham university

Durham University

Teeth

Biophysical Sciences Institute

Healthcare Photonics

National Centre for Healthcare Photonics

Light Lasers

Ultra-stable Lasers

Durham university

Durham University

Centre for advanced instrumentation

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.

ibex_logo

Ibex Innovations

Finisar

aXenic

DGIL-0142-0005

Romag

SteveJones-7140 (1)

Orcalight

Future Business Magnates

Future Business Magnates

Secondary school pupils from Durham were challenged to find new ways of using light in the 2015 Future Business Magnates competition.

Liquid explosive detection

Kromek

New OLED technology for the windowless plane cabin

Centre for Process Innovation

The UK’s national technology and innovation centre for the process manufacturing industries.

A Compound Photonics Light Engine

Compound Photonics

lumiere2

Thorn Lighting

Thorn Lighting is a global supplier of both indoor and outdoor luminaires and integrated controls.

William Herschel Telescope

Durham University

POLYPHOTONIX IMAGE

PolyPhotonix

PolyPhotonix has demonstrated world-class innovation using organic lighting to help improve the quality of life for many people.

Shining Spirit

Jeremiah Dixon

Jeremiah Dixon

Matt Baker

Matt Baker

Arnold

Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Thomas Wright

Thomas Wright

Alan Anderson – Durham Tourism Superstar 2016

Durham Tourism Superstar

Lighting up days and nights

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Mick Stephenson

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The Bowes Museum

kynren2

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.

RGF1 Photoshoot; Reccie; AND_2049

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

ONE gift; High Force 003 - (credit ONE)

Inspiring Landscapes

Durham's breathtaking landscapes have inspired artists and writers through the ages.

crown-of-light

Lumiere

The UK's largest light festival transforms the streets of Durham City in to a nocturnal art trail.

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Durham Heritage Coast

rookhope

Dark Skies

The county is home to 11 Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

Lighting up the past

Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle

Beamish Museum

Beamish Museum

Rose window

Durham Cathedral’s Rose Window

Durham Cathedral’s Rose Window is one of the most stunning stained glass windows in England.

Durham Cathedral; VisitEngland Photoshoot;

Illuminating Durham’s World Heritage Site