Behind Every Great Man there is a Great Woman?

We live in interesting times, do we not? Currently we have the enervating spectacle of our politicians fighting it out on both sides of...

Burial Urns, Cooking Pots and a Life-Sized Chariot – New Exhibition...

If you’ve ever fancied posing as an ancient charioteer, you now have the chance thanks to a new exhibition about life in ancient Lebanon,...

Musical World Remembers Somme Composer

The world of music has been remembering a young English composer who died in the Battle of the Somme while in charge of north-east...

Did You Know? The Durham Brass Band Association is 76 and...

The Association was established in 1940, when the second World War was underway, with the aim of ‘furthering camaraderie’ amongst the Brass Bands of...

Good News on Climate Change?

Reported on the BBC Today Programme, on July 1st, the North American Space Agency (NASA), the clever chaps behind sending people into outer space...

Gone but Not Forgotten

One hundred years on local members of the Royal British Legion are keeping the promise made by so many people across the Country every...

Is Durham Really England’s Third Oldest University? Well, it’s Complicated.

Many residents of Durham, and many students of its university, like to claim that Durham is the third oldest such institution in England, after...

Durham Hosts Interactive Somme Play

A new interactive play staged at a Durham venue will help theatregoers get a feel for what life was like during the Somme, the...

What’s Happening? Check the Odds

If you want to know what is happening in the World check the betting odds. No, I am not suggesting that anybody gambles, never...

Armchair Sports and Some Durham Craft Beer

Prepare to be excited and enthralled. Over the next few weeks and months there is a feast of Sporting excellence to be enjoyed, so...

Durham Cathedral Modelled in Lego

An ambitious model of Durham Cathedral – built entirely out of Lego – is now complete. The sculpture took three years and contains an...

The Botanical Gardens in Durham

You don’t have to be a gardening fan to love a nice garden. However, for those who do love to get down and dirty...

Durham Researcher Finds Origins of Language with our Ape Ancestors

When you sit down with a friend for a chat and a cup of tea, do you ever wonder where we humans got our...

City Centre Buskers to Be Licensed

For the first time, those wishing to busk in Durham’s city centre will be encouraged to go through an audition and apply for a...

If Only I Had Done Things Differently?

I often wonder about the folks who just missed out on a once in a lifetime choice. How do Steve Sutcliffe and Pete Best...

A Very Human Being

On June 18th the 600th anniversary of the Durham Cathedral Choir School was celebrated with Terry Waite leading the tributes. It is right and...

Major New Exhibition at Durham Cathedral

A multi-million-pound exhibition will open its doors to the public at Durham Cathedral on Saturday, 23rd July. The Open Treasure Exhibition will tell visitors...

Durham Smartphone Boffin Elected to Royal Society

Remember the last time you got caught in a shower and were thankful your smartphone didn’t go haywire? Well, you’ve got a university professor...

Durham Student in 950-mile Trek to Somme Battlefield

A Durham University student has recently completed a 950-mile pilgrimage on foot to the site of the Somme, the First World War’s bloodiest battle....

Champion Brass Band due to Visit Durham

To misquote an old saying, ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass.’ That most English phenomenon the Brass, sometimes Silver, Band has a sound to stir...