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Survival Guide to Lumiere 2019

I’m addressing you, freshers and second years. You, for whom the word Lumiere still means nothing, or you French-speakers who still simply think it signifies light. From 14 – 17 November 2019, Durham illuminates its streets with artwork in its biennial festival: Lumiere. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the acclaimed festival, with 37 artworks,…

Drape up at the make over Assembly Spaces Theatre

If you’ve been on the Bailey at all over the past year, you might have noticed the building site opposite Hatfield, well the time has come… The Assembly Rooms Theatre is reopening! In preparation for our Open Day this Saturday, theatre Staff members, the Durham Student Theatre (DST) exec and student volunteers have been giving…

Commemorating Science for 10 years!

I’ve been involved with Celebrate Science for the past 3 years, and I can say without a doubt that it is one of the highlights of my year. Watching scientists at all stages of their careers come together to create such an amazing event is incredible, and it’s humbling to be able to be a…

Checking Out Durham

Coming to a new city for the first time can be daunting, even when the city is as small as Durham. As well as getting to grips with a new style of learning and new flatmates, make sure to take time out in your first term to explore! Cafés What Durham lacks in size, it…

Footprint 2019– An Environment Modification Conference for All

Footprint 2019 was the second Footprint event, it started in 2018 by postgrad student Sarah Mercer. Our aim is to involve all members of the Durham community; students, staff and local residents alike, in open discussion and debate around climate change and environmental issues. The free two-day event on 13-14th June in Durham Town Hall…

Farewell Durham

When I look back at my university experience at Durham, I can honestly say it’s been surreal. It has not been like my friends from home, and why would it be. We’ve had matriculation, formals, Klute, college events, Paddy’s pizza and experiences most others have not had. I have felt all the possible emotions while…

Leading 10 things to do in Durham!

There is more to university than just the academic side. Durham has lots on offer! These experiences are not ranked – they are just my favourite things about being here. 1. Going to a Formal Whether it be at your own college or going to another college, formals are one of the best ways to…

A Guide to Comprehending Regional Terminology

You would be forgiven for thinking of the local North East dialect as being a different language altogether. Those of you (or yous) who are from the south, will wonder if you are still in England. Pitmatic is the dialect of the former mining areas in County Durham and around Ashington to the north of Newcastle upon Tyne, while…

Heading to Durham? Let me take you on a trip …

So you’re coming to Durham, and although you may have briefly acquainted yourself with the city by this point, perhaps on an Open Day, it’s important to get the most out of this beautiful place during your three (or four) years here. Whether it be eating, drinking, shopping, or touristin’ – there’s lots to do, and…

Checking out the Area– City, Coast and Countryside

Take a trip to ‘the Toon’ Just a short bus journey, or only 12 minutes on a train from Durham station and you can be in the heart of Newcastle City centre. As well as a great choice of shops, bars and restaurants, Newcastle offers cinemas, theatres, museums and galleries, as well as a lively…

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