Durham University Student Blogs

Category - Durham City

Exploring Durham Castle

Durham Castle

For the last two years I have been exploring Durham Castle. In 2015 I was awarded the University College Durham Trust Scholarship which gave me the opportunity to work as a volunteer, assisting the curator with the collections whilst undertaking an MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, all kindly funded by the Durham Castle Trust. I am now nearly at...

A day in the life of a Liberal Arts student

As the degree title suggests, daily life as a Liberal Arts student is varied and engaging- no day is ever the same. I chose to study for a Liberal Arts degree in order that I may be permitted a greater amount of flexibility and personal choice when it came to choosing modules- what’s not to love? The programme essentially allows you to design...

Summer in Durham……..1956

Summer in Durham…..how could I forget? Thursday 28 June 1956 was Graduation Day in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, Sir James Duff presiding.  Photographs on the ‘hallowed turf’ of Palace Green , ‘Keep of the Grass’ enforced by the University Police, who would have been overrun by new Grads and families! On the following...

I love Durham’s cafes……a lot!

I’m incredibly well acquainted with many coffee shops in Durham – so much so that I’m often consulted when friends are looking for somewhere new to try, and several of these lovely places now know me (and my order) far too well! I’m going to give you a quick run-down of a few of the lovely cafés… but please don’t ask me to choose a...