Durham Researcher Discovers Favourite Tipple of 17th Century Monks

A researcher from Durham University’s Department of Theology and Religion has discovered that English monks exiled in France were very partial to a brandy-based...

Durham Historians Trace WWI Tunnel Graffiti Soldiers

Graffiti discovered in a maze of First World War tunnels has led to a quest by a team of archivists, archaeologists and historians to...

Durham Cathedral Wins Tax Battle over Historic Bridge

A historic Durham bridge has recently been the centre of a court case between Durham Cathedral and HM Revenue and Customs. The cathedral had...

Historians Trace Lives of Scots Soldiers Imprisoned in Durham Cathedral

Durham researchers have been investigating what happened to around 3,000 Scottish soldiers who were imprisoned in Durham Cathedral.After the Battle of Dunbar, in 1650...

Durham Castle and Cathedral Celebrate 30 Years as UNESCO Site

Durham is due to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of being awarded its UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS). The site, which includes Durham Castle, Durham...

Restoring a Hidden Gem of Yesteryear.

 Work has commenced on the restoration of the former Exchequer and Chancery building on Palace Green, Durham. The 15th Century building was commissioned by...

Durham to Revisit ‘Lambton Worm’ Legends

A free public talk, scheduled for the evening of 5th October, will shed fresh light on the intriguing north-east legend of the Lambton Worm....

Historic Building between Cathedral and Castle to Be Restored

A little known historic building located on Palace Green between Durham’s Cathedral and Castle is to be restored. The scaffolding is already up around...

A few more Quaint Sayings and their Origins.

Whilst delighting in our mother tongue I take great pleasure and amusement from some of the commonly used sayings and how they came into...

Everyday Things that we Say without Knowing from Where They Originate.

The English language includes a number of funny expressions that we may not know the history of, here are a few that we do...

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