About Palatinate

Palatinate is the award-winning student newspaper of Durham University. Founded in 1948, it is one of Britain’s oldest student publications. Notable former editors include George Alagiah, Hunter Davies, Jeremy Vine, John Exelby, Cristina Nicolotti Squires and the late great Sir Harold Evans.

During term, Palatinate is printed on a fortnightly basis, reaching student readers across Durham. Unlike many other university publications, we operate without the assistance of a paid sabbatical editor. Our editorial board is made up entirely of full-time Durham students working to produce a professional-quality newspaper.

Palatinate covers all of the latest Durham news and analysis, as well as opinions, interviews, science and sport. We’re also home to Indigo, an arts and lifestyle magazine, founded in 2010.

For general queries, please contact editor@palatinate.org.uk.

If you’re a Durham student, you can find out how to get involved with Palatinate here, and a list of the current editorial team and their contact details is available here.

Equality, diversity & inclusion

Palatinate values and respects all differences, seen and unseen. We aspire to foster an inclusive environment that reflects our readers and their values. We believe that everyone, irrespective of race or ethnicity, sexuality, gender, age, ability/disability, religious belief, geographic or socioeconomic background, must be treated fairly. Negative behaviours and attitudes such as prejudice, discrimination and harassment against protected characteristics (detailed in the Equality Act 2010) are absolutely unacceptable. We will be proactive in seeking opportunities to improve, addressing silenced voices in our coverage.