Sentence: A Work in Progress

Alan O’Cain, Artist Exhibition at Ushaw College (Article by James O’Neill, Café des Arts lead) “If there was a means to picture my inner self, picture my thoughts and traumatised sensibilities, picture the suffocation caused by lack of freedom, then this is it” (subject to artist – 31.08.15) The fragility and perseverance of humanity is most […]

Challenges of Careers in Arts and Culture

By SeowLi Khor On Saturday 11th March 2017, three speakers talked about their experiences and the skills needed to succeed in their careers. Postgraduate students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines attended the event. There were Q&A sessions after each talk which allowed the audience to ask questions. In addition, there was also a […]

 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 […]

Delving Into The Past With UIF: The Japanese and Korean Workshop

Ustinov Intercultural Forum at the Oriental Museum: Japan and Korea Workshop By Matthew Roberts  Not every visit to the museum needs to be an effort to absorb as much cultural and historical information as possible. Sometimes you just need time away from the rest of the world, to simply relax and wander through the physical […]

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 […]