Delivering the Durham Dragon
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Delivering the Durham Dragon

[Or: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Em] The beauty of Durham is that, as unassuming as its pastoral beauty may make it appear, it could never be accused of being predictable. Call it what you will – initiative, invention, or simple quirkiness – the ingenuity and originality expressed by the University community has…
The Mining Past of Durham
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The Mining Past of Durham

For centuries, the character of our area has been dominated by mining. Looking around the county, you can see remnants of the mining past and artefacts such as the safes in buildings which the pitmen were paid. If you look at the place names of villages surrounding Durham, these names are indicative of mining, such as Easington…
The Joy of Being Wrong........
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The Joy of Being Wrong........

Each year the Faculty of Science hold the Women in Science Annual Lecture. Previous speakers have included Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, who gave a talk on her discovery of pulsars, scientific career, and experience as a woman in science. In fact, Dame Jocelyn was one of the people behind the Athena SWAN charter, which has been…
St Mary's Arts Week 2018
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St Mary's Arts Week 2018

Every year, St. Mary’s Arts Society run an Arts Week. This week aims to get students involved in art events over the week and try something new. This year, the events included a life drawing class, a live lounge, dance session and a movie screening. The week culminated in the spectacular Arts Society Masquerade Ball. Life…
Playing for the Prince
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Playing for the Prince

I was informed of the wonderful news of the royal visit last summer, which was months before the official announcement, along with just a few of my peers. Whilst we were of course very thrilled, it was very tough not being able to share the news with anyone else! Being aware of the identity of our VIP made me…
#RoyalVisit
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#RoyalVisit

I happen to come from a family that LOVES the royals. We love the tradition, the pomp and ceremony, and the pageantry. We are those nutters you see on telly who, instead of having their public holiday relaxing at home, are on the first train to London to go and sit on the Mall, decked out in red, white and blue. We were there at…