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DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!

Suess Durham DULOG students

Seussical, the Broadway and West End musical, is a show based on the magical tales of Dr Seuss. It features the world-renowned characters in a brand-new story, using Dr Seuss’s infamous signature style. DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) has chosen to take on Seussical as the Gala production; the biggest show of the year in Durham...

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...

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...