The October Revolution, Lenin and a new Dialectic

By Steven Male On October 25th 1917 (November 7th), Lenin announced to the citizens of Russia “we have deposed the government of Kerensky”, and thus the world’s first self-proclaimed socialist government was established. This year, on the 100th anniversary of this momentous event Café Politique invited Professor Alastair Renfrew to Fischer House for a discussion. […]

The Psychological Tale of HIV/AIDS

By Adrian O’Brien Just like physical medical treatment, HIV/AIDs patients require care in the form of psychological help. The mental state of people infected by the virus plays a crucial role in their current behavioural, emotional and cognitive state, which in turn can affect their social interactions and sense of self. For example, someone recently […]

Fireworks Display and One Dazzling Night to Remember

Photography and text by Iqbal Ahmed Despite the cold Saturday night, fifty or so Durham University students from Sheraton Park and Howlands Farm braved the freezing temperatures and boarded the bus that took them to Framwellgate School compound for the annual fireworks spectacle. The fireworks are part of St. Cuthbert Church’s annual fundraising initiative. When […]

Ustinovians Showcase Wicked Costumes at the 2017 Halloween Party

Interviews and photography by Jie Ji, text by Kristine Bagdassarian It’s Friday 27th October and ghostly, spooky, blood-covered and overworked postgraduate monstrosities have crawled out of their college rooms to attend this year’s Halloween party. Hosted at Fisher House, the party is teeming with uncanny beings, Halloween treats and booming music. Horror stories are circulating […]

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program – Reflections on Training and Field-work in Philadelphia

By Marianne Doherty Postgraduate Research Student in the School of Applied Social Sciences I never thought I’d find myself thanking anyone for sending me to prison, this is most definitely a first. In June I attended a training course in Philadelphia which focused on The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program (I’ll elaborate on this later). This […]