The Ginormous Turkey
Durham CityEventsStudent experienceUndergraduate

The Ginormous Turkey

Oddly, Durham was the place I first had Thanksgiving. I have no American roots and only a vague idea about the origins of Thanksgiving. But for the second time in two years, I settled down to a very large meal among a very large number of friends on the fourth Thursday of November and was incredibly thankful for it. I was mainly…
Top Tips for Lumiere 2017
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Top Tips for Lumiere 2017

The long-awaited Lumiere has finally landed in Durham for 4 days only! From 16th November – 19th November, our little city will be lit up with some of the best light installations from around the world. If you want to make the most of this bi-annual spectacle, keep reading for some of my top tips after visiting the festival on…
Dazzling first night at Lumiere 2017
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Dazzling first night at Lumiere 2017

It was a lovely Thursday evening in Durham, but what made it extra special was the Lumiere event – one of the UK’s largest light festivals all around the city centre – the perfect excuse to take a break from your studies. This is in Durham until 19 November, so don’t miss out as I highly recommend you come (and bring a…
What To Expect From Lumiere
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What To Expect From Lumiere

Not sure what the Lumiere Festival is? Well you’re going to be hearing and seeing LOTS of it for the next few weeks so here’s the low down: What is it? – The UK’s largest light festival When is it? – Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th November Where is it? – Various locations around Durham The Lumiere festival only…
Living Out 101
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Living Out 101

Moving into second and third year, lots of us are choosing to fly the cosy, catered nests of our college accommodation and moving into our own place. Suddenly you’ve got bills to pay, meals to cook, a house to clean, housemates to cope with… oh yeah and that degree to do too! This can sometimes be a little bit overwhelming…
Exploring Durham Castle
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Exploring 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.