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Tacitus: An insightful lecture by Professor Jakob Wisse
Professor of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Newcastle and a member of the Academy of Europeto addressed the Hillard Society on Tacitus, his career and his histories – and more specifically, why it mattered that Nero had his mother, Ag
VI Form Classical Civilisation Trip to see Aeschylus’ Oresteia
Last term the VI form Classical Civilisation students visited the Globe Theatre, in London to see The Oresteia by Aeschylus.
Muscians entertain the OD lodge
Ten of our musicians were invited to attend a black tie dinner at the OD lodge in Durham last Friday evening
OD and Current Pupil play for the Newcastle Falcons
OD's Craig Willis (in photo) and Michael Young play as a half back pair for the Falcons and James Elliott current 1stXV plays for Falcons Reserves
OD's receive their gold D of E from Prince Phillip
Six OD's went to St James's Palace on 4th December to receive their Duke of Edinburgh Gold award
Target 2.0 Bank of England National Inflation Control Challenge
Confident presentation by our Year 13 economists
Entrepreneurial Spirit in our Sixth Form
Local business magnate John Marshall shares his experiences
1st Hockey Team fantastic start to the season
The 1st hockey team have had a fantastic start to the season with wins not only against other schools, but in the women's league.
Fascinating Lecture on 'Spanish Art in County Durham'
The Hillard Society enjoyed an enthusiastic and informative talk by Professor Andrew Beresford of Durham University on Thursday
British Tetrathlon Champion U17 Kari Dougall
Kari Dougall is British U17 Tetrathlon Champion with brother Conor coming 2nd in the U15 category
Sailing Success in the the RNCCF Northern Area Regatta
William Hewitt helms the Bosun to victory for the 4th year in a row
A List Academic headlines Hillard Society Lecture Series
Durham University's Professor Maber's lecture on Moliere explained the wider aspects of 17th-centure literature.
L6 attend Newcastle University workshop on 'The Science of Disease'
Getting to grips with biomedical techniques
The Hillard Society announce 2015-2016 lecture programme
Starting 17 Sept with Molière/C17th French Literature by Prof Richard Maber University of Durham
Hillard Society established
Named after A. E. Hillard, renowned Classicist & Headmaster of Durham School [1899-1905]
Lexy wins 1st Place in national Latin Recitation Competition
Her clarity and pronunciation add meaning and tone to the lines
Mumbai Orphan Cricketer at Durham School
Talented off-spinner Rupesh Barode spends 3 weeks as a pupil
Year 7's enjoy a morning of Enterprise Education this week
Our pupils reveal serious business potential!
Year 7 Pupils participate in the first Big First Aid Lesson
Live online lesson by St John Ambulance, hosted by Claudia Winkleman
Brother & Sister Pentathlon, Tetrathlon and Triathlon successes!
GB U17s Pentathlon selection for European Championships
Selected by Young Writers' Grim Tales mini-saga competition
35 of our pupils have been selected for publishing!
Pupils return from trip to China
Pupils experienced life at No 7 Middle School in Chengdu, see the Terracotta Warriors and visit Beijing
Form 1 celebrated St George's Day in style
Form enjoyed a visit to Durham Castle and Heritage centre on St. George's Day
Our future business Magnates work on their cash flow
The team are currently in second place out of a field of 2 schools.
Ben O'Neill Awarded Prestigious German Government Scholarship
All-expenses-paid month study in Germany this Summer
The Swimming Team at the Bath & Otter Cup
An 8 strong team of 4 boys and 4 girls went to London last week to compete in a gala at Whitgift School and then in the Bath & Otter Cup at the London Olympic Pool
The winners of the Pre Prep Easter Egg Decorating Competition are..
... as judged by parents have been announced
History seminars run by Durham University undergraduates
Topics included Robin Hood, Soviet documents and WW1 propaganda
Year 7 & 8's enjoy a morning's problem solving
Year 7 & 8 have been working in teams problem solving this Friday morning, as part of a big competition.
Sixth Form enjoyed a dinner hosted by O.D. Lodge
The O.D. Lodge's hospitality was extended to the Headmaster, staff and sixth form pupils at a dinner when they also generously presented the School with cheques towards hymn books and the Art & DT department.
Year 12 visit to Biomedical Sciences at Durham University
Advanced Light Microscopy & GM Crops debate
Year 8 students enter 'Future Business Magnates' Competition
The School has entered a team of Year 8 students into the county-wide enterprise competition, "Future Business Magnates".
Successful World Challenge Training Expedition
World Challenge Ethiopia 2015 enjoy a successful preparation and team building weekend north of Hexham
Another successful year for our GCSE Students 42.2% A/A*
Our A*/A grades are up 4% year on year to 42.2% and our A to C grades are up 6.4 % to 89.5%
Metropolis UK Boarding Schools Guide Jumping for Joy
Best Jump of the Year Award goes to Sarah Bulmer!
Welcome to our Exchange Students from Chengdu No.7 School
Students arrive from China for 10 day exchange programme
Editorial Team of Durham Eye nominated for prestigous Award
Highly Commended in Best Environmental Strategy Award at the Shine School Media Awards
OD Matthew Calvert needs your vote
Matthew Calvert (OD) was nominated 'Player of the Final@ for Water Polo and has been nominated for the title 'Player of the Tournament 2014 - he needs your vote to win.
Sandhurst training sees OD complete the TACC+ course
Tom Newbould OD achieves rank of Second Lieutenant in the British Army
D of E Gold Awards at St James's Palace
Prince Edward presents awards to 11 Durham School pupils (current and ODs)
Two Year 7 pupils judge Regional Final of School Chef of the Year 2014
Siobhan Bell and Joe Houston put their discerning taste buds to the test!
Alex Davies (Y12) plays at the Isle of Skye Jazz Festival
Alex Davies (trumpet-player Y12) plays for the jazz ensemble Jambone, based at the Sage and joined them to open the Isle of Skye Jazz Festival
Veterrimi IV Tournament - the 2nd season
Support our 1st XV in bringing the trophy to Durham School!
Win Dinner for Two at five star Rockliffe Hall…
sign up for our eNewsletter today to be in with a chance
Dragon shares success secrets with A2 students
Former Dragon Theo Paphitis hosts enterprise conference
Lindisfarne Gospels come to life at Bow
With the help of the Education Dept from Durham University & Durham Cathedral.
Bringing history to life at Ryedale Folk Museum
Forms 2 and 3 learn about life as an Iron Age child!
Phillip, Sara and William selected to Represent Durham County
In the Inter-County Athletics Championships
School House win Cycle Race in spectacular fashion!
Inter-House Cycle Race on Pearl Izumi Cycle Tour Series circuit
The hunt for extra-terrestrial life!
Durham University Physics Outreach team take pupils on a journey
Swapping Heads Day!
Sticky buns, finger paints & splash play or a sophisticated tutorial in our Costa Cafe!
Alex Scott OD joins cast of Inspector George Gently
The toughest business in the world…but what a wonderful world!
Life in the fast lane for Bow skiing party
Coached by Simone Oregone, World Record Holder for Speed Skating!
Boys' Swimming Team compete in Durham Schools' Swimming Gala
Our boys' Junior and Iintermediate teams compete in Durham Schools' swimming gala.
Cairngorms Winter Mountaineering Half-Term Expedition
A team of 10 intrepid explorers climb, dig snow-holes and survive!
National Youth Choir selection for two talented pupils
Congratulations to Emily Bullock and Seb Robson
Early Years Art Exhibition paints a fabulous picture
Parents’ evenings will never be the same again!
Durham School Cross-Country Club is in the running!
15 of our pupils gain entry to represent Durham Central
Act of Remembrance
'The silence is really special; it's as if you can almost hear their thoughts' said Emily Rooms
Alex Vassallo is the Junior Scottish and Junior British Rally Champion!
Youngest ever person to win two National Rally Championships!
D of E gets the Geocaching Travel Bug
Durham School's Gold Final Team help Dale the D of E bear go Geocaching!
Magic of Christmas at the Durham School Stand
Entries for Christmas Tree Decorating Competition are all stars!
Senior Rugby Tour Canada/USA Fundraising Dinner
Join Doddie Wier our Guest Speaker for an excellent evening
Creating tomorrow's scientists at Bow
Science Club makes cheese, toothpaste and designs a roller coaster!
Nautical theme for Bow's Annual Summer Concert
Premiere of 'The Sinking of the Titanic' composed by Year 6
Durham School fields 16 County Cricketers!
Durham School is bowled over with the news that 16 of its pupils have been selected as County Cricketers!
Our Mini Olympics teams get boost by Charlie Spedding OD
Olympic Bronze Medallist joins pupils at Witton Gilbert Primary School
Primary Schools Mini-Olympics at Durham School
Sunday 24 June - Bring a picnic and support your school and country!
Will Todd OD composes The Call of Wisdom for the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service
Held at St. Paul’s Cathedral and on BBC TV on Tuesday 5 June 2012
Join our Bow Superheroes for the Big Toddle Friday 22 June!
On Friday 22 June 9.30 a.m. start - Everyone is invited to join in!
Durham School pupils are Halfords Tour Series Team mascots
10 Durham School pupils were chosen to be mascots for the Teams participating in The Halfords Tour Series that was held in Durham on 17th May 2012.
March/April 2012 eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
A family ticket to a Durham Dynamos Friends Provident t20 match
13 year old Garry plays for the Falcons U15s
And sets a personal best in the 100m in 12 seconds flat!
Durham School ODs take Town & Gown sevens title!
Sudden death final saw Richard Ellis OD score the winning try!
Adventurous Training for CCF Cadets
Exercise Northern Dunelm Cadet Venturer 2012 Crianlarich, Scotland
Don’t forget ! Closing date for tickets – Thursday 17th May
Durham School Cricket Club Dinner Friday 25th May 2012
Durham School Biennial Inspection 15 March 2012
Inspecting Officer: Lt Col A D McRae MBE RLC, Commanding Officer 11 EOD Regiment
The Langley foundation Launch Dinner
A wonderful night was enjoyed and celebrated by all on Saturday 17th March
National Schools Biathlon Final
Toby Hunter and Alex Brown had brilliant results and were a credit to the school
February eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Lucky OD wins a handmade ‘crackle’ bowl courtesy of Crushed Chill Art Gallery
OD, Philip Anderson, seeks your support for fundraising challenge
In aid of the Anthony Nolan Charity
Young Chemists from Durham School win through to represent our region
Royal Society of Chemistry National Schools Quiz March 2012
John Lewis Stemple headlines the Durham School Lecture Series
Historian and Author talks about 'Six Weeks'
Congratulations to Geoff Parling OD
First start for England in the Six Nations game v Wales at Twickenham on Saturday 25 February 2012
Footballers selected to represent North of England...
in the regional football tournament in North Yorkshire
International pupils experience a series of memorable firsts
The DLI Museum and Art Gallery and a snowfall!
Safer Internet Day 7 February 2012
The Durham School Family 'discover the digital world together - safely!'
The Langley Foundation Launch Evening Saturday 17 March
Join our Guest of Honour, Actor and Former Pupil, Ian Hogg OD
February 2012 eNewsletter Free Prize Draw
Win an exclusive, handmade ‘Crushed Chilli’ glass ‘crackle’ bowl!
Join the Friends 100 Club – you could win £100!
Have a little fun and help the Friends to help the School!
Winner Of December/January eNewsletter Prize Draw
Meal for Two at the fantastic O-de-V fusion restaurant
Water Polo U18 success against Northumbria University
Our U18 team, played a great match and came out on top by defeating a much older team from Northumbria University
Boys House Water Polo Results
Intermediate (years 9 & 10) The Caffinites win Senior (years 11-13) Poole win
Next Tea n Toddle in our Badger Nursery 27 January 9.30-11.00 All Welcome
Prospective toddlers and their parents are very welcome
Durham School Army Section Called In To Action To Defend Cathedral
Cadets show true grit and determination
Form 2 explores fairy woodland and a 19th century Christmas!
At Monkwearmouth Station & Winter Gardens Museums
DSBC PRESENTS ‘CHRISTMAS PUDDING RACES’
Enter by Monday 5 December to ensure your place in the crew!
Young Ambassadors Get Set for the London Olympics 2012
Inspiring others through volunteering and participation
Record numbers sign up for World Challenge 2013
Ecuador & Galapagos, India (Himalaya and Rajasthan) and Ethiopia
October eNewsletter 2011 Free Prize Draw – 10 prizes to be won!
Win a ‘New You’ 8 week Boot Camp course courtesy of Ascend 24/7 Fitness
Sunday lunch with an international flavour!
International boarders are introduced to gravy, roast parsnips and Yorkshire puddings!
Winner of September eNewsletter Prize Draw
An exclusive prize courtesy of Vintage Princess Jewellery
Mathematicians and Scientists are thriving at Durham School
Enriched and inspired teaching is encouraging more pupils to opt for the sciences and mathematics.
International students explore Durham City
Students enjoy a fascinating facts guided tour of Durham City!
September e-Newsletter 2011 Free Prize Draw
Win a ‘One of a Kind’ Gold plated Necklace and Earrings set courtesy of Vintage Princess Jewellery!
World Challenge Borneo - a challenger's blog by Ben Cronin
A National Park, Jungle Trek, Mt. Kinabalu Summit and a Project!
Rowers win Gold at Home Counties Regatta for England
Natalie Hardy and Jess Graham won gold in the junior women's eight for England at Home Counties Regatta. Myles Holbrough and Dan Pearson win gold in mens junior eight
Further selections to represent GB at World Rowing
3 other pupils and an OD join Nicole Lamb to represent GB at the World Junior Rowing Championships
July/August e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
Centenary Celebrations with the Mayor; Garden Party; Sports Days 2011.
July/August eNewsletter Free Prize Draw
Feel radiant with a session of Radiance Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments
May/June eNewsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Lucky subscriber wins two places on Creative Arts Courses
Durham School wins the 2011 Good Schools Guide GCSE Award
For boys taking D & T Graphic Products at GCSE
ART & DRAMA for a Summer Evening
Comedy followed by Art & DT Exhibition Wednesday 29 June 6.30 - 8.30 pm
Lexy is a winner at the Newcastle University Maths Challenge
The Senior Challenge at the School of Mathematics & Statistics
Durham Regatta Weekend 11-12 June
Join the Durham School Boat Club for a great weekend of rowing and hospitality
May/June e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
Halfords Tour Cycle Event and the Royal Wedding celebrations at Durham School
‘The Durham Eye’ Shines through in the National Shine School Media Awards 2011
Shortlisted in no fewer than 3 categories!
Matthew is GB U17s Top Goalscorer
Matthew Calvert is top goalscorer at GB U17s Water Polo European Qualifiers
Lucky cadets are first to sail the two new Pico Dinghies
Dinghies presented to Durham School by the Royal Navy
GB ROWING SELECTION AND TOP RANKED IN THE COUNTRY!
Nicole Lamb races her way to selection in the GB coxless Four at Munich
March e-Newsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Current parent wins a Durham Dynamos Friends Provident t20 Family Pass
Badgers 'Spring outing' to Down at the Farm
Helping Farmer Will call for his cows and groom a donkey!
Will Paxton OD on the ball with Jonas Gutierrez!
NUFC player donates training session to help charity
Obituary: Michael Gough OD. Distinguished Actor.
Most remembered for his role as Bruce Wayne's butler in the Batman films.
GB Junior Regatta Rowing selection for Nicole
Nicole Lamb is selected following GB Spring Assessments
Mr George Celebrates 2 Years as Head
Debbie our catering supervisor, created a wonderful cake for the Headmaster
Water Polo U16 through to English Schools National Final!
Along with the other top 5 schools in the country
Friendly Matches – It’s all about teamwork at Bow!
Congratulations to the entire cast on a superb production
Important information for parents - Royal Wedding Day
SEE PARENTS' AREA, 3-18, HEADMASTER'S MAILINGS
February e-Newsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Current parent wins a Family Meal for Four at the No. 1 Oriental Buffet
Book Now for Easter Holiday Sports Courses
Professional coaching for girls and boys in cricket, swimming and multi-sports
Water Polo Team Successes
Seniors win 15 to 7 against Durham University's 2nd, U15 v Catterick 15-10
Lunchtime Concert in Durham Cathedral
The concert was performed by musicians from our school and was enjoyed by many.
CHARITY CLAY PIGEON SHOOT
IN AID OF pupil's Tanzania World Challenge, North East Aid for Orphans and Macmillan Nurses
A very good weekend for Durham School Rowing
No less than 6 wins and 14 pupils selected to represent the North at the Inter Regional Regatta
Bow French Day Success
Prep Department enjoy wonderful French day and wish au revoir to Mrs Troughears
Philip discovers he is a natural shot putter!
Year 8 pupil Philip Smith has become the regional Under 13 indoor shot put champion
Matthew is top goal scorer for GB Water Polo Team
Matthew Calvert competed for GB in the Water Polo Debica Cup in Poland
Boys Inter-House Cross Country won by The Caffinites
New Records set in the Swainston and Dunelm Runs
Girls Inter-House Cross Country won by MacLeod House
New record set by Abbie Wilson in the Dunelm Run
Adult congregation sought for BBC Radio 4 live broadcast
Radio 4's Sunday Worship is being broadcast live from Chapel on Sunday 13th March
A win for U14 Water Polo Team
Durham U14 water polo team wins by 20 goals against Durham City Water Polo Club
Success at the Inter-County Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to Rhys Morpeth and Alex Brown selected to represent Durham County at the English Schools’ Championships in March.
Durham School Nameplate - Fundraising project launched to reacquire this iconic Nameplate - Get on board!
Fundraising project launched to reacquire this iconic Nameplate - Get on board!
Safer Internet Day 2011
Deputy Head Pastoral , Mrs. Fiona Parker, presents her ten top tips to parents for keeping children safe online.
Happy New Year to all our Chinese pupils and their families!
Year of the Rabbit celebrated by special evening at school
Two pupils qualify for National Finals of British Schools' Modern Biathlon Championships
Congratualtions to Toby Hunter and Fiona Dewar
Bertie Badger Bags a Lift with World Challenge!
World Challenge India Bags2School collection is a great success
December/January e-Newsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Current parent wins Ski Essentials Pack courtesy of Snow-Motion
Poole House retain Inter-House Water Polo Shield
Intermediate Boys' Inter-House Water Polo is won by Poole
'Solar Cells' Essay Competition Winners
Congratulations to the 4 winners in the Science Essay Competition
Sixth Form Chemistry Essay Competition winners
Congratulations to the 4 winners in the 'Atomic structure and Bonding' essay competition
Success at the Durham County Cross-Country Championships
Congratulations to our athletes now through to the Inter-County stage
The Finance Department has moved
It is now situated on the first floor of the old Medical Centre building.
Change of date for Year 9 Careers Talk
This will now take place on Monday 7th February in the Lecture Theatre, 4-5 p.m.
Royal Wedding day to be celebrated at school
The School will be fully open as normal on 29 April 2011
Durham School awarded Top Rated Tier 4 Boarding Sponsor’s Licence
We are very proud to announce that Durham School holds an A rated Tier 4 sponsor’s licence.
December/January e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
Pre-Prep Nativity, The Owl Experience and ‘The 13 Clocks’ Year 7 & 8 drama production.
A fond farewell to the face and voice of Durham School
We wish Mrs. Adrienne Wides a very happy retirement
The Million Metre Rowing Charity Challenge!
Congratulations to all pupils, staff and parents of DSBC
Chapel Carol Service for pupils 16 December at 3 pm
A special Carol Service for pupils to end the Christmas Term
Alex wins a place with The National Children's Orchestra
Congratulations to talented violinist Alex Raine
Pupil athletes qualify for British Biathlon semi-final
Congratulations to Toby Hunter and Fiona Dewar
Armstrong and Miller visit Durham School
Former pupil Alexander Armstrong and comedy partner, Ben Miller, join pupils for lunch and drama!
A Storm of Academic Excellence!
Year 7 and 8 pupils start the new academic year with record ‘excellents’.
Friends' Medieval Banquet Saturday 11 December
A Feast of Medieval Fayre and Entertainment - Book your tickets now!
Ultimate Plum Puddings and Kirsty’s Christmas cakes on sale now!
The perfect Christmas gifts for family and friends and you - order yours NOW!
Record number of visitors at Autumn Open Morning
Durham School welcomes over 80 families to their recent Open Morning
Sixth Form Dinner is Magic!
A magical evening of fine dining and dancing is enjoyed by the sixth form
Taking the High Road on the Half-Term Rugby Tour
U15 & U13 Rugby Squads enjoy their annual Rugby Tour to Scotland
1st XV through to the Daily Mail Cup 5th Round!
A 15-10 victory against Barnard Castle sees our 1st XV through to the 5th Round
Leadership talk by General Robin Brims
Sixth Form Leadership Lectures Programme welcomes General Robin Brims
November e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
V4 Tournament, V4 Ball, Sixth Form Dinner, Sixth Form photo shoot, Noel Shearing Memorial Match
Prep School Barbarians
Congratulations to three Year 6 Bow pupils who were selected for the Prep School Barbarians North Rugby Festival at Sedbergh.
New Sixth Form Prospectus launched at Sixth Form Events
Prospective Sixth Formers find out 'The Ideal Preparation for University Life'
Access to half-term mailings in the Parents' Area
What to do if you are a parent and are not yet registered for access
Tickets now on sale for Girls Hockey Tour fundraising Musical Night
As part of the fundraising programme for the 2012 Girls Hockey and Netball Tour to Malaysia, a special Girls' Fundraising Music Concert will take place on Saturday 13 November in Big School.
Poole House win the House Singing Competition
The boys of Poole House 'love it when you call' winner!
Girls’ 1st Team Hockey wins the Triangular Tournament
Next stage the North semi-finals of the National Cup!
1st XV warm up for Veterrimi IV with victory against old rivals
Sedbergh's 3-year unbeaten run ended by Durham's 1st XV
North of England Hockey selection for two of our girls
Two of our pupils have been selected for the North of England Pennine Pumas Teams
Congratulations to our new Internal Scholars
Six new internal King’s Scholarships and three Burkitt Scholarships have been awarded by our Headmaster.
CCF (RN) National Regatta ‘seas’ our best ever result!
Royal Navy CCF cadets recorded the best ever result by a Durham School crew at the recent CCF (RN) National Regatta.
Memorabilia and old photos sought for a centenary celebration!
Old photos of Quarry Heads House are being sought in preparation for celebrations planned to mark 100 years of the building at Easter 2011 – can you help?
St. Cecilia Music Composition Competition Trophy
Out of the four awards presented, Durham School pupils (past and present) won three!
October e-Newsletter Photo Gallery
The Crew of 1970, OD Reunion, 1st XV Rugby, Girls 25 Years Dinner, Bow Autumn Fair
IGCSE English courses now offered alongside GCSE
New Head of English, Miss Celia Shepherd introduces IGCSE English options alongside our GCSE choices.
Veterrimi IV Saturday 23 October
Four oldest school rugby clubs in world celebrate together in October
September e-Newsletter Free Prize Draw Winner
Old Dunelmian wins two tickets to our V4 Celebration Ball on Saturday 23 October
CCF Brave the Elements
Durham School CCF braved the elements to compete in the Brigade March & Shoot Competition on Sunday 3 October 2010.
D of E Award Scheme more popular than ever!
Duke of Edinburgh Award Certificates presented to no fewer than 21 Bronze Award holders, 2 Silver and 3 Gold!
Pupils Alex Goulding (cello), Alex Davies (violin) and Jodie Cameron (violin) have added another string to their bow, following their successful auditions for Stringendo, The Sage Gateshead’s teenage string orchestra.
Congratulations to pupils Alex Davies, Jodie Cameron and Lexy Powell who have successfully auditioned for Quay Lasses, The Sage Gateshead’s teenage girls’ choir.
Girls celebrate with cake at Bow!
As part of our "25 years of girls" celebrations, all the girls at Bow enjoyed a slice of Janet’s specially baked chocolate cake – delicious!