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Playing for the Prince

  I was informed of the wonderful news of the royal visit last summer, which was months before the official announcement, along with just a few of my peers. Whilst we were of course very thrilled, it was very tough not being able to share the news with anyone else! Being aware of the identity of our VIP made me look forward to the...

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Royal visit Durham

I happen to come from a family that LOVES the royals. We love the tradition, the pomp and ceremony, and the pageantry. We are those nutters you see on telly who, instead of having their public holiday relaxing at home, are on the first train to London to go and sit on the Mall, decked out in red, white and blue. We were there at Kate and Wills’...

Creating Durham Drama Festival 2018

For the 43rd year in a row over 120 students have come together to produce the Durham Drama Festival. From the 4 -11 February the student theatre community of Durham will perform nine full length shows and five extracts, all written, directed, teched and performed by students. The annual Drama Festival is a wonderful opportunity to see a...

What does it take to put on a show?

Durham Student Theatre (DST) collectively puts on about 90 shows from 26 individual theatre companies annually. Chances are, during your time in Durham, you will have gone to watch at least one of these entirely student produced and performed shows. The talented cast, aided by lighting design and sound effects, would have left you amazed and...

My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation

As part of the obligatory mid-life crisis, I decided to quit my job and return to full-time education. With no particular career path in mind I applied for a place on the MA International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University, with the only premise being that it complemented my BA in archaeology. Military heritage Having spent the best...

Remembering Graduation 1968

Graduation 1968

Ing. Emeritus Professor Victor Esehwanu Heathcote Strasser-King, Bsc. (Durham), PhD (Manchester), FGS (London), CGeol (London), Minst.MM (Britain), CEng (Britain), PEng, FRC, FSLIE, Dip. It is an honour and privilege to join the Durham University family to celebrate 50 Years of my graduation. My degree (BSc. Geology and Chemistry) set the...

A Magical Christmas in Durham Castle

Christmas Durham Castle

“A lonely stranger in a strange land I am cast, I miss my family all the more on every festive day.” Quote from Du Zai Yi Xiang Wei Yi Ke, Mei Feng Jia Jie Bei Si Qi (独在异乡为 异客,每逢佳节倍思亲)”. This extract from the famous Chinese poem ‘On the mountain holiday thinking of my brothers in...

A Crafty Christmas Market

Durham Christmas Festival is an annual event held every December and features traders and entertainers from the North East. The festival was spread across the city centre, with the festivities focused in and around the Cathedral and Castle- two World Heritage Sites. It’s a fantastic day out and an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping! ...

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...