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…
Why training matters
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Why training matters

Leadership. Communication. Teamwork. Problem-solving. Time management. Conflict resolution. These are the competencies students come across all the time in the perennial job search. As we all know, it is essential to show a commitment to something outside of a degree on the old CV. Internships, years abroad, or work experience…
#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…
DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!
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DULOG bring Dr Seuss to Durham!

Seussical, the Broadway and West End musical, is a show based on the magical tales of Dr Seuss. It features the world-renowned characters in a brand-new story, using Dr Seuss’s infamous signature style. DULOG (Durham University Light Opera Group) has chosen to take on Seussical as the Gala production; the biggest show of the…
My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation
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My Chelsea Pensioner guests at Graduation

As part of the obligatory mid-life crisis, I decided to quit my job and return to full-time education. With no particular career path in mind I applied for a place on the MA International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University, with the only premise being that it complemented my BA in archaeology. Military…
Remembering Graduation 1968
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Remembering Graduation 1968

Ing. Emeritus Professor Victor Esehwanu Heathcote Strasser-King, Bsc. (Durham), PhD (Manchester), FGS (London), CGeol (London), Minst.MM (Britain), CEng (Britain), PEng, FRC, FSLIE, Dip. It is an honour and privilege to join the Durham University family to celebrate 50 Years of my graduation. My degree (BSc. Geology and…
Get in the swing - try swing dancing!
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Get in the swing - try swing dancing!

When I was approached by a vintage-clad stranger in my hometown a couple of years ago, I only had a vague idea of what swing dancing might be. Due to my love of the 1940s (and the effect that had on my wardrobe) people had mentioned swing dance to me a couple of times before, but it was only after finding myself near-obsessively…