Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Durham City

Summer in Durham……..1956

Summer in Durham…..how could I forget? Thursday 28 June 1956 was Graduation Day in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, Sir James Duff presiding.  Photographs on the ‘hallowed turf’ of Palace Green , ‘Keep of the Grass’ enforced by the University Police, who would have been overrun by new Grads and families! On the following...

I love Durham’s cafes……a lot!

I’m incredibly well acquainted with many coffee shops in Durham – so much so that I’m often consulted when friends are looking for somewhere new to try, and several of these lovely places now know me (and my order) far too well! I’m going to give you a quick run-down of a few of the lovely cafés… but please don’t ask me to choose a...

Durham’s Vegan Options

North East Vegan Restaurant Week was a UK first, it ran 23-29 January with restaurants around the north east taking part in the occasion. This event, along with Veganuary, has raised awareness of veganism and its rising popularity. Many restaurants are getting better at providing for dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten free and lactose...

Feeling festive?

Feeling festive and looking for things to do in Durham to get you in the Christmas spirit? Natural Sciences student Sophie has come up with a few suggestions: Oriental Museum- Christmas Around the World Situated near Van Mildert College, the Oriental museum is a great day out. Admission to the museum is free for Durham University students and on...

Taking a break in Durham

Natural Sciences student Sophie tells us about her seven favourite things to do in Durham. If you have a spare hour or two, and want to take your mind off revision and enjoy some fresh air, beautiful scenery or be inspired by some culture, then follow Sophie’s tips for enjoying some much needed time off.