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It's not all string quartets ...
MusicSocietiesStudent experience

It's not all string quartets ...

Durham University Rock Society is a relatively small but wonderful group of people who love their music, both appreciation and performance aspects. And their music is not just heavy metal or hard rock, either, but an eclectic mix of genres; something that is abundantly clear if ever you have been to one of their sister…
Seeing stars at the new Ogden Centre building
ArtsEventsResearch

Seeing stars at the new Ogden Centre building

The Odgen Centre for Fundamental Physics will be officially opened today and to mark the occasion there is a celebration of astronomy which includes a spectacular light show projected on to the new building. I went along to see the show last night and it really is amazing!  The light show is entitled Worlds, Systems…
All that Jazz!
MusicSocietiesStudent experience

All that Jazz!

Every Sunday evening from 8, the Jazz lovers of Durham descend on Empty Shop, at the end of Framwellgate bridge (the building opposite Starbucks- you’ve have to ring the door bell but trust me it’s worth it! Ok, shameless plug over). Personally, becoming a member of the Jazz Soc Exec sort of happened by accident for me.
International Women's Day guest lecture
CareersResearchStudent experience

International Women's Day guest lecture

On 7 March, Durham University welcomed Astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell as their guest Women in Science lecturer for International Women’s Day. Her talk, titled Careering through Astronomy, was about her journey from early education to her scientific achievements, most notably the discovery of pulsars, as well as her…
Consent does matter
PostgraduateStudent experienceUndergraduate

Consent does matter

This is a matter which I have never really thought about before; or the scale of the issue of 1 in 3 women* experiencing unwanted sexual advances before completing the Consent Matters course. Obviously, sexual violence is totally unacceptable in our society and the Sexual Violence & Misconduct Operations Group at Durham is…
Durham University's Solar Car team (DUEM) celebrates 15 years of innovation
EntrepreneurshipPostgraduateStudent experienceUndergraduate

Durham University's Solar Car team (DUEM) celebrates 15 years of innovation

Innovation inspires. It inspires people to think differently, to challenge the status quo and to join as part of a mission to change the world for the better. When I joined Durham University Electric Motorsport (DUEM) 2 years ago, this was certainly the case. The team was in the process of designing and engineering their latest…
Handy App Building Tips: Creating Durham International Festival of Enterprise App
CareersEntrepreneurshipEventsStudent experience

Handy App Building Tips: Creating Durham International Festival of Enterprise App

I am thrilled to be a part of the Durham International festival of Enterprise in Durham from 27 February – 1 March 1st at the Town Hall and Gala theatre in Durham city centre. We are going to have some of the biggest names in the north east speak and deliver workshops about their business, idea generation and yes…
Winter in Latvia
InternationalStudent experienceUndergraduate

Winter in Latvia

I want to tell you a bit about winter in my home city Riga which is the capital of Latvia. In Latvia we usually have all four seasons: hot summer, beautiful autumn, cold winter and very nice spring. During winter it is normally snowing and it may become -25 degrees. This year the coldest temperature I met was -26 which was…
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