[19 Nov 2009 | Comments Off ]
Bright Lights, Very Small City.

Dani O’Hagan checks out the Lumiere Festival and is impressed, to say the least…

If you missed the Lumière festival this weekend, then by necessity your soul must now be very slightly woeful, having been denied a taste of actual magic that took place throughout the streets of Durham. Compared to the slightly tamer ‘Elvet Bridge/Chinatown’ effort of last year, November 2009 saw a far more ambitious project encompassing the entire city centre, from the Viaduct to the riverside, and into the skies. The benefits of being…

[8 Nov 2009 | 7 Comments ]
Watch What You’re Thinking…

Stevie Martin reads about a recent technological advancement and panics slightly.

Forget the glaring headlines, it’s much more interesting to focus on the tiny paragraph-long mini stories found in the Times. Some are less illuminating than others (Man is enraged when Paper Maché Sculpture is Accidentally Destroyed by Landlord) but the other day, sandwiched between something about car theft, and knife crime (probably) there was a piece which definitely deserved a higher word count….

[3 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments ]
Closure of the DSU Shop: The Facts

Stevie Martin looks at the possible reasons behind the decision

Over summer, the DSU shop announced through the medium of signs placed outside Dunelm House, that it was closing down for good. A far cry from causing a bit of annoyance….

[6 Apr 2009 | Comments Off ]
Durham scientists to travel to Italian earthquake disaster zone

Durham University scientists were today hoping to fly out to the scene of a devastating earthquake in Italy that has killed over 90 people and left thousands homeless…

[6 Mar 2009 | One Comment ]

Flora Midgley & Hannah Ryley hang out with Durham academics…

[4 Mar 2009 | 16 Comments ]
Sri Lankan Cricketers attacked on route to their next match in Lahore

A group of terrorists have attacked the Sri Lankan cricket team whilst they were travelling by bus to a match in Lahore, Pakistan.
Reports have indicated that 5 policemen who were escorting the bus have been shot and 7 members of the team injured, including the vice Captain, Kumar Sangakkara.
The coordinated attack involved a group of 12 militants attacking the bus from four separate angles armed with automatic weapons, grenades and rocket launchers. The team bus was sprayed with bullets and a rocket was fired, although it missed.
Local CCTV showed the …

[1 Mar 2009 | One Comment ]

We entered the next phase of the D21 relaunch today with a move to a new server and an updated site design. We’re very much adding to it we go on to see what works best, but over the next few weeks we’re hoping to start adding polls, more ways for you to get involved, and of course – more articles!

[19 Feb 2009 | Comments Off ]

 The Durham Drama Festival is fast approaching, here’s a quick taster of what it’s all about….
For 34 years Durham Drama Festival has brought the new writing of Durham students from page to stage. This year’s festival aims to bring the joy of theatre to a wider Durham audience. Over three jam-packed days, 12 plays written by Durham students will be performed. These plays will be judged by a host of internationally renowned professionals who will also be hosting free public workshops throughout the festival.
This year’s festival will run from 26th-28th …

[26 Jan 2009 | Comments Off ]
D21 Relaunch – Get Involved!

News Writers
To everyone out there that has been missing d21 dearly… the newly reformed d21 News team is looking for contributors so there’s really no better time to get involved! For more information, get in touch via email (, or simply send me some of your news articles and I’ll look into getting them up and running asap.
Going Out
If going out is your thing then get involved with our team…we’re after writers who feel passionate about Cinema, Gigs, Food, Theatre or Seeing the Local Attractions. In addition to just writing for the …

[18 Jan 2009 | Comments Off ]

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[17 Jan 2009 | Comments Off ]

Durham Students Union is celebrating after Kingsgate Bar was awarded overall winner at the prestigious Best Bar None 2008 competition…

[15 Oct 2008 | Comments Off ]
Durham funds frozen in Icelandic bank

It has been revealed that Durham is one of twelve UK universities that have assets frozen in Iceland’s troubled banking system. Durham has £2,500,000 invested in Landsbanki, which has gone into administration…

[12 Oct 2008 | Comments Off ]

Christine Starkey, former bursar of St. Chad’s College, is facing a substantial prison sentence after she admitted stealing almost £500,000 from the North Bailey College…

[24 Jun 2008 | Comments Off ]

Mark Ashton, a well-liked and respected member of Trevelyan College, was tragically killed in a car crash only days before he was due to graduate…

[18 Jun 2008 | Comments Off ]

Gifted Durham student, Frances Fletcher, leaves Durham University not only with her degree but with an incredible ten gold medals from the British Universities Sports Association…