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 […]

Durham University Vs HMP Kirklevington Community Football Match

By Namisha Chadha, Palestrina Rolle George and Vicky Meaby   On Sunday June 4, the Race, Crime and Justice Society rode the bus together with the pumped-up Durham University Men’s Football Team and a few cheerful fans to HMP Kirklevington, a prison in Yarm. The match was organized as a ‘rehabilitative community effort’ endeavour. Upon […]

Death of Multiculturalism

By Ben McGukin On Wednesday 8th March, the Ustinov Seminar held the event ‘The Death of Multiculturalism.’ The aim of the event was to discuss the concept of multiculturalism and interrogate whether it has ‘succeeded’ or ‘failed.’ Joining us for the workshop was Dr Matthew Nicholson from Durham Law School, who was a fantastic speaker […]

 International Dress Day

By James O’Neill The International Dress Day, which fell this year on Saturday March 4th, is a relatively new event to Ustinov College. The day has been created as a celebration of Durham Universities’ most diverse college as a casual and informal platform for meeting other cultures and celebrating the many cultural differences of the […]

Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of Rooster

By James O’Neill Red lanterns, paintings of Chinese landscapes, traditional red clothing, Fisher house in Ustinov college was filled with the bright hue on Friday, January 27th as students gathered to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival. Edward McDougall from Durham Philosophy department opened the event with the presentation about the history and origin of Chinese New […]

A Christmas Carol: Ustinov’s Winter Formal

by Sophie Da Silva Aromatic notes of honeyed wine lingered in the stale air of the ever delightful student kitchen. As the lazy minutes extinguished themselves, I couldn’t help but hope to escape the tedium of waiting for the darn electric cooker to heat up. A mild inconvenience, really. With boredom in hand, my mind […]