What is a College Day?
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What is a College Day?

At Durham, each college has a unique heritage and many traditions that follow. One of the most exciting days to celebrate this heritage is College Day. This refers to a certain day in the year on which all members of the college celebrate and take part in various activities depending on which college they are from. I am a…
So, what are formals all about?
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So, what are formals all about?

Each term, the different Durham colleges host events called ‘formals’. These usually coincide with a major holiday or celebration, such as Christmas, St Patrick’s day, Burns’ Night, or last weekend, Lunar New Year. Although the events are different at each college, they tend to follow a similar structure: arrive dressed…
The story behind the play
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The story behind the play

Writer and Director, Yolan Noszkay My grandma is called Roza.When I was little,she would tell me stories about her life in Hungary. She told me about the fun she hadwith her siblingsandher love for learning,but also about the fear that was ever-present, having lived through both Nazi and…
Directing Durham Drama Festival 2022
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Directing Durham Drama Festival 2022

Who am I? I’m a second year English undergraduate and I love to spend my time getting involved with theatre at Durham, especially directing and acting. With 28 different theatre companies putting on shows all year round, I’m never short of opportunities. This year I’ve taken on a real challenge as I’m…
Holocaust Memorial Day
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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day occurs on the 27 January every year, when we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War Two. This date was chosen specifically to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945. Why is it important to mark this…