Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Durham City

The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly thankful that it...

Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on the opening...

What To Expect From Lumiere

Lumiere Durham

Not sure what the Lumiere Festival is? Well you’re going to be hearing and seeing LOTS of it for the next few weeks so here’s the low down: What is it? – The UK’s largest light festival When is it? – Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November Where is it? – Various locations around Durham The Lumiere festival only descends on Durham every...

Guide to Understanding Local Lingo

You would be forgiven for thinking of the local North East dialect as being a different language altogether. Those of you (or yous) who are southerners, from some posh suburb of Haywards Heath, or Kensington, you will wonder if you are still in England. I personally believe that Geordie and all it’s local variations, has some similarities...

Living Out 101

Living out Durham

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming, so here are some...

Exploring Durham Castle

Durham Castle

For the last two years I have been exploring Durham Castle. In 2015 I was awarded the University College Durham Trust Scholarship which gave me the opportunity to work as a volunteer, assisting the curator with the collections whilst undertaking an MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, all kindly funded by the Durham Castle Trust. I am now nearly at...