Living in Durham: Durham School: independent day and boarding school in the North East of England for boys and girls
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Living in Durham

'The Cambridge of the North'

Durham is a beautiful city located in the North East of England; it is surrounded by dramatic countryside and is within easy reach of the coast.  The city itself is an historic seat of learning, firstly with Durham Cathedral, which was founded in 1093 and then with Durham University which began life in 1832.  The School has strong connections with both; we were a Cathedral School until 1996 and we retain a member of the Cathedral chapter on our Governing Body today.  We also have the Principal of St Mary's College, Durham as a governor and our links too with the university are strong.  Academics regularly visit the School to speak and our pupils are able to make use of university facilities such as the Bill Bryson library and the Durham Business School.

The links below will give you more information on Durham and its environs, and you will see it is not for nothing that Durham has been called "the Cambridge of the North". 

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