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College Sports Day - Festival of Sport
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College Sports Day - Festival of Sport

College sport at Durham University is one of the largest intra-mural sports programmes in the UK, with over 550 teams competing regularly in over 60 leagues of 23 sports. The programme culminates each year in the Festival of Sport,  being held today at Maiden Castle sports complex. Annual sporting celebration  This…
The British and European Quidditch Cups
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The British and European Quidditch Cups

In my first year at Durham I became part of the first St Aidan’s College Quidditch Team – we would go and throw a ball around on St Mary’s field on Sunday’s mornings and then go back to college for brunch. Since then Durham Quidditch has grown in popularity and now boasts two University teams – Durhamstrang and the…
PostgraduateResearch

The two stories inside every PhD

Radio tracking collared leopards while pregnant Recording data on eartagged samango monkeys for my job, while wearing my son I enrolled at Durham University for the first time a few days after my 18th birthday. I had never lived in the UK or away from home before and I felt like I’d landed on another planet where I couldn’t…
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