Mary Kelly Foy, MP for the City of Durham, has presented the financial and practical problems faced by staff and students at St Leonard’s Catholic School to the Minister for Schools, Damian Hinds, following the discovery of RAAC in several of their buildings earlier this year.
After participating in the gruelling 3000km Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, Durham University Solar Car team has finished 11th place.
Durham Lumiere chose to exhibit Ai Weiwei’s ‘Illuminated Bottle Rack’ despite Israel-Palestine comment controversy
Despite several galleries cancelling Ai Weiwei’s exhibitions following his comments referring to the Israel-Palestine conflict, Lumiere 2023 chose to continue to display his ‘Illuminated Bottle Rack’ (2018) over the four nights of the festival.
Mary Foy, MP from County Durham, resigned after voting in favour of a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas War.
Will Dixon reports on the blame game surrounding delays to the opening of the Milburngate development in Durham.
Home Bargains, one of the biggest discount retailers in the UK, have opened a new store in Gilesgate featuring an in-store bakery, garden centre, and cafe.
Sanjay Suri writes on his experience with teetotalism this term, and its impact on social life in Durham.
Alexandra Thurston looks at the UK Government’s AI Summit and efforts to regulate the growing industry.
Scarlett Clarke examines how Portugal’s corruption scandal will impact the EU’s Green Deal.
Joss Greenfield looks at the recent Cabinet reshuffle: does it look like a government fit for an election?
Alex Jennings examines recent polling results ahead of the 2024 US election.
Nathalie Rengger discusses the Government’s plan to extend fossil fuel licencing, announced in the King’s Speech.
Charlotte Baxter questions the future of the western hemisphere’s sporting competition.
Ben Marsden gives an insight into the intrinsic link between football, television, and finance.
Should Tottenham be praised for the way they defended against Chelsea, or should Ange Postecoglou have changed his tactics?
In his Palatinate debut, Ben Riedel gives his take on the eventful Tottenham versus Chelsea match that took place a few weeks ago.
A year on from the Qatar World Cup, Emelie Robinson discusses football’s complicated relationship with human rights.
William Milne speaks with veteran political journalist Michael Crick about why he loves journalism and thinks it is so important.
Profile Editor William Rome speaks to Durham University’s newly appointed Chancellor Fiona Hill.
Profile Editor William Milne talks to YouTuber and model Jim Chapman about his nostalgia for the past, his creative instincts and drive, and how he remains humble.
Pierre Cannet: “A strong civil society is critical to make sure that we can enable and adopt change”
Profile’s Emily Worlock speaks to the French environmentalist Pierre Cannet about his work to combat climate change through legal and political activism.
Profile Editor William Rome speaks to former Met undercover detective Peter Bleksley.
William Rome speaks to film director Tony Palmer.
Cllr Heather Woodbridge on Orkney Independence: “How are we going to solve the lack of engagement, lack of support, lack of anything coming forward”
Profile speaks to the Deputy Leader of Orkney Council about their internationally reported effort to secede from the UK – or perhaps merely to get a fairer deal for the Orcadians it represents.
The Earthshot Prize has a royally star-studded ceremony and aims to save the world. How?
The telescope is making an extensive 3D map of the universe, which may help us to learn about dark matter.
In this final instalment of this series we interview researchers from physics, biosciences, and engineering about their LGBTQ+ STEM heroes.
In the second instalment of this series we interview researchers from biology, maths, and chemistry about their LGBTQ+ STEM heroes.
To mark LGBTQ+ STEM Day we have teamed up with Durham researchers to talk to them about their chosen LGBTQ+ STEM heroes.
Madeleine Perry discusses how the world should deal with e-waste created by the solar energy industry.
“One month later, it’s insane that I have already experienced so much, however, I know that this
is just the tip of the iceberg.” Misky Chebaliat explores the highs and lows of her first month in Durham.
Tonmai Cheewasutthanon describes how he keeps his Thai-Chinese heritage and traditions alive whilst studying in Durham.
Verity Newbery explores why “TikTok’s book of the summer” may not be for every reader.
Milly Sutcliffe explores criticism of Colleen Hoover’s work, and how it portrays abuse.
Audrey Wong’s interviews award winning poet Kit Fan during the Durham Book Festival 2023.
To get you in the Halloween spirit, Mia Nuttall has curated the perfect soundtrack to the spooky nights approaching, inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic novel.
Food & Drink
‘The menu itself is unlike any other pizza place I’ve visited.’ Food & Drink Editor, Elliot Gosnold reviews his experience at Durham’s Pizza Punks venue.
Margot McDonald reviews the best of the Halloween foods to be found in Durham this year.
Film & TV
“It’s difficult to recall the anticipation for reality TV after nearly two decades of petty arguments, collective hatred, and scandal”: Lucy Atkinson discusses the controversial return of ‘Big Brother’ to ITV.
Ben Marsden brings us to speed on the concerns around HBO Max’s upcoming TV-remake of the ‘Harry Potter’ movie series
Madeleine Ballay runs through Netflix’s teen drama ‘Everything Now’, a turning point in depictions of eating disorders
“We are the stories we tell ourselves”. Stage Editor Dan Bavister goes behind the scenes at TDTC’s upcoming production of ‘Into the Woods’, featuring exclusive interviews with the cast and crew.
“Lulled into Grey’s Fountain’s Hall by sounds of Joep Beving, and a suspiciously Downton-abbey adjacent background tune, the stage for a group of young aristocrats is set before an intimately placed audience.” Zara Stokes Neustadt is entertained by Phoenix Theatre Company’s ‘The Folly of Man’.
“Only taking to the stage for one night, the performance of Heaven and Hell, the first intercollegiate showcase created by Foot of the Hill Theatre Company is a triumph!” Amelie Lambie-Proctors loves Foot of the Hill Theatre Company’s ‘Heaven and Hell’.
“Step into a farcical and ostentatious world of entirely silly people in ridiculous situations – nothing short of a pomp affair.” Stage Editor Alfred Diemer interviews the cast & crew of DUCT’s upcoming performance of ‘The Rivals’.
“Held in the Ustinov Room in Van Mildert College the Durham Opera Ensemble hosted a cabaret-style showcase that included musical performances from a number of different composers.” Stage Editor Amelie Lambie-Proctor loves Durham Opera Ensemble’s ‘Cabaret’ performance.
For the first edition of the new series: Style Pantheon, Style Editor Freya Rogers, explores how Marilyn Monroe transcends her iconic image.
‘Why is it that men continue to opt for safe options on the red carpet?’: Style editors Martha Powell and Freya Rogers discuss the lack of originality in men’s red carpet fashion.
“The purpose of this rebranding is so much of a Secret that even Victoria seems unaware of what the brand now represents.” Marie Greindl explores the new Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2023.
Saskia Hayes talks about the National Portrait Gallery’s current efforts to diversify the London art scene.
Leo Li delves into the life and work of Spanish Luminist painter, Joaquín Sorolla.
“I danced, sang at the top of my lungs, and let myself feel all the emotions that Kahan’s music evoked.” Margaux Burdess discusses the impact that Noah Kahan’s music has had on her life.
“The concert is mesmerising . . . It is alive with transcendent power, purpose and beauty.” Dan Bavister is enchanted by Durham University Choral Society’s ‘Rejoice’.
Hannah Griffiths discusses Taylor Swift’s re-recording venture.
“Lake Constance is an underrated, non-touristic gem in Europe.” Lottie Gibson describes why the lake is an unmissable stop in any European holiday.
“They live, slowly and with intention.” Olivia Smith describes how she embraced the Italian way of enjoying life: la vita lenta.
Travel Editor Alice Reynolds spotlights some hidden gems in the North East
“A month on and the privilege we experienced as Westerners has stuck with me.” Annabel Hoskings describes her experience in the Marrakesh Earthquake as a tourist.
Lotte Micklethwaite talks to Expression, Durham’s LGBTQIA+ Fashion Show, about the work they are doing in Durham and beyond.
Interview editor, Lotte Micklethwaite, sits down with Verity Newbery, president of DU Against Sexual Assault, to talk about the conversations we need to be having.
Audrey Wong’s interviews award winning poet Kit Fan during the Durham Book Festival 2023.
Head of Arts for the British Council in Indonesia, Camelia Harahap, discusses her expertise on areas of the Southeast Asian region, illuminating the importance of a mutual relationship between the UK and other countries in the name of internationalisation.