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Durham University

"Durham, I have come to realise, has a capacity to astound out of all proportion to its size. I don’t know any place that manages to be more intimate and infinite at once.”

Bill Bryson, international author and former Chancellor of Durham University

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Building on centuries of scholarship, Durham has always been a modern, forward-looking University

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