Five Literary Facts About Durham City

Many people know that Durham Cathedral and Castle featured in the films of Harry Potter, or that the words of Sir Walter Scott grace Prebend's Bridge (pictured). But the City's literary connections are more extensive than this. Especially as we welcome our new students and celebrate the start of Durham Book Festival, here are five surprising... Continue Reading →

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Five Ways Horace Walpole Influences Us Today

It is 300 years since the birth of Horace Walpole. In his own time, Walpole was a prominent figure in eighteenth-century literature, architecture and politics, and although today he may be less well-known his influence lives on. Ahead of our public lecture series celebrating Walpole, here are five facts that bring Walpole surprisingly close to... Continue Reading →

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