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From part-time to Student Employee of the Year
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From part-time to Student Employee of the Year

When I first arrived in Durham three years ago, I had a few doubts about what my time would be like in this charming city: being in a new country, studying a brand-new subject (I still cannot sum up what Anthropology actually is!) and figuring out my ambitions for the future. But one thing was certain: I needed to find a…
Summer in Durham City
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Summer in Durham City

Summer is here. Schoolchildren have finished for the holidays, undergraduates are already a quarter of the way through their summer vacation, and it appears as if the glorious weather is here to stay. Durham Castle bustles with tours and weekend weddings, the Cathedral grounds are packed with picnickers, and the riverside…
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…
Remembering Srebrenica – part 2
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Remembering Srebrenica – part 2

Following our visit to the International Commission for Missing Persons, we headed to Srebrenica (see Remembering Srebrenica part 1). The site of Potoćari (the base of the Dutch peacekeepers during the war) it has been converted into a memorial, a museum and multi-media suite built to commemorate the dead and remember the…
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