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What I want I ‘d understood prior to pertaining to Durham

Hello everyone!Before I went to uni I asked all my family friends that were already at uni for tips and tricks about what they wished they’d known before they arrived. I thought that it might be helpful for you guys to hear some similar advice so I asked around and we collected suggestions over on…

2019 2nd most popular year on record, UN validates

“The average global temperature has risen by about 1.1°C since the pre-industrial era and ocean heat content is at a record level,” said WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.   “On the current path of carbon dioxide emissions, we are heading towards a temperature increase of 3 to 5 degrees Celsius by the end of century.”  WMO analysis showed the annual global temperature…

My Journey from Durham Law to the Civil Service

From the start of my time at Durham, careers had been on my mind. Having studied Law, I had planned to train as a solicitor after University. There is a rigid timeline of applications for insight days, internships, vacation schemes in order to eventually gain a training contract. Unlike others, the preparation for a career…

More memories of Parish 1970

David Breeze, University College The interviews at Castle and the History Department in 1961 clinched it for me; I was captivated by Durham. When I arrived in September 1962, my first tutor was Eric Birley, Professor of Romano-British History and Archaeology. Towards the end of term he mentioned that the university ran an archaeological training…

Secretary-General requires international involvement in UN75 discussions for much better future...

The UN75 initiative is  described as a "global reality check" to spark conversations  around building a better future for all. Four innovative data streams will capture discussions across the world, and in diverse settings, to build the first-ever repository of crowd-sourced solutions to major global challenges.   The UN75 dialogues – together with a ‘One-minute Survey’, opinion polling in 50 countries, and an artificial intelligence sentiment analysis of traditional and…

FALSE:: MISTAKE: UNSUPPORTED ENCODING

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Merry Christmas from the Northern Lights!

Here’s our cover of Pentatonix’s ‘Angels We Have Heard on High’. We’ve been up to so much this term, singing at Christmas markets and balls, and having lots of festive fun. Keep an eye out for our video post on Christmas Day! Follow us here Durham University Northern LightsThe Northern Lights are Durham University's most…

Why Terrific British Bake Off’s Henry Bird will commemorate Christmas in...

Earlier this month, student and Bake Off star, Henry Bird was interviewed by The Times. With Henry’s kind permission, we can share this with you. And so it begins. Frantic phone calls from relatives asking what you want for Christmas, questionable arrangements of carols ringing out in shops, and the irrational impulse to walk around…

Tokyo 2020 to have actually first-ever podiums made from recycled family...

In the spirit of solidarity and to highlight the contribution of sports towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations and Tokyo 2020 are working together to promote the SDGs through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To support one of Tokyo 2020’s projects for sustainability called “Be better, together – For…

ActNow Environment Project Motivates Bali Coastal Clean-Up

More than 8 million tonnes of plastics enter the world’s oceans each year, and of this, Indonesia contributes 1.29 million tonnes, making it the second-largest plastic polluter to the world’s oceans. The Indonesian government has pledged to reduce its output of plastic into the oceans by 70 percent by 2025. The Indonesian tourist island of…

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