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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,...

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...

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...

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...

Refrigerators, Battlefields and Lots of Universities – What Do You Know...

Do you know that Durham has no less than eleven twin towns or districts? In this article, we’ll take a quick look at each...

Durham Gets a Royal Visit – But It’s Not Who You...

Right now Durham is enjoying a visit from some very distinguished royal guests – but it’s not the Queen or Charles or Camilla who...

All Things in Moderation

Experts would have us believe any number of theories, academics thrive on ‘what if’ theories, after all a hypothesis really is a question about...

It Is a Matter of Opinion

 At last the ‘big day’ has arrived, the European Referendum vote will happen on Thursday 23rd, and the fallout will begin. Once the counting...

Pooches Aint What They Used To Be

 A walk in the park can be a confusing pursuit these days for dog friendly people and observers in general. There was a time...

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