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    (Original post by dobbs)
    You don't want to spend loads of time in a big generic city like London, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, etc etc.
    Just to say, dunno about the rest, but London is not generic
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    (Original post by God86)
    the theme nights which cost ooh a few quid to get in, or the donations you're asked for if its a charity event? Not exactly going to break the bank! and they're normally really good nights. aidans is really good, very closeknit community type and just generally pretty cool. i reckon its for 'normal' people looking to experience all bits of durham/uni life - not amazing at just one particular thing and then crap at others, just all round pretty cool.
    Not biased at all there are you? lol :rolleyes:

    He never said they would break the bank, but I understand that if Trevs had an event on which I didn't want to go to and had to pay to get into, and all I wanted was a quiet drink, that I'd probably just go over to Collingwood or Aidans. A load of wasted people running around dressed like chimps and stuff with music blasting is great fun if you're joining in - but not if, as I say, you just want a nice quiet drink

    You can't say that Aidans is for "normal" people lol! Every college is for "normal" people - even though some people try to claim that certain colleges are more sporty than others, it's a load of rubbish! It changes every year as to how many colleges enter for what sporting events, it's all down to the STUDENTS, not the college! Same with academic achievement, rahness, religiousness, musical talent, whatever, it can change so much year on year!

    I'd say every college is "all round pretty cool" anywho, because we're all part of Durham Uni, which is, in my fair opinion () an "all round pretty cool" university



    Tim - Compare Durham with Manchester, then compare London with Manchester, and I think you'll find bigger differences between Durham and Manchester than London and Manchester. That's what I mean by it being a "generic city" (i.e. it's big, there are lots of people even when it's not term-time, you can get pretty much anything you need there, an active nightlife, etc. - unlike Durham!)

    Oh yeah, and name another city where practically anywhere that you are in that city you can look up and see one massive structure so that you always know where the centre of the city is? :p: (no smart arses please!!)
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    (Original post by cobra)
    well they do special theme nights once a twice a term which are all fine if you wanna dress up and get hammered and pay for the privilage but most of the time I don't so go to trevs or collingwood if we get to aidans and find this (note the absance of mildert in that list)
    Ah I was too getting confused by the "having to pay to get into Aidan's bar?!?" question.

    I think the whole "Trev's what's the point" comes from the 2004 Aidan's Day T Shirt which puts colleges as football teams(as the design had the lion from the Premiership on it).... ie that they couldn't think of anything bad about Trev's.

    Probably for the reasons you've given Oli. So I'd like to retract what I've said earlier.
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    (Original post by socialist cook)
    they couldn't think of anything bad about Trev's.

    hahahahaa

    face it, we're the best :p:
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    Tim - Compare Durham with Manchester, then compare London with Manchester, and I think you'll find bigger differences between Durham and Manchester than London and Manchester. That's what I mean by it being a "generic city" (i.e. it's big, there are lots of people even when it's not term-time, you can get pretty much anything you need there, an active nightlife, etc. - unlike Durham!)
    I see what you mean but it is still an amazing city (London) one of the greatest in the worldin my opinion, it has so much and is a world away from Durham, so yeh I understad what you mean.
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    (Original post by Timothy)
    I see what you mean but it is still an amazing city (London) one of the greatest in the worldin my opinion, it has so much and is a world away from Durham, so yeh I understad what you mean.
    How many cities in the world have you visited? :confused:

    I haven't been many places, but have been to a number that have impressed me far more than London has. Also as I don't live in London (or near it) I particularly dislike the place
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    Well most of the major European cities plus a few in America.
    Nowhere near enough to judge fairly, but in my mind of all I have seen London seens to have so much more.

    I hate it in some ways, the busyness etc, but in other ways - the diversity etc, I love it.
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    *yawn*
    Why does not living near London mean you automatically hate it? And no, Dobbs, I am not asking for a long rant :rolleyes:
    People want different things from their uni years, so many go to London and enjoy it there....I am referring to Dobbs' "you don't want to spend lots of time in [a generic city like] London" comment.....some people do!! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Rach:))
    *yawn*
    Why does not living near London mean you automatically hate it? And no, Dobbs, I am not asking for a long rant :rolleyes:
    People want different things from their uni years, so many go to London and enjoy it there....I am referring to Dobbs' "you don't want to spend lots of time in [a generic city like] London" comment.....some people do!! :rolleyes:
    A lot of people don't like London, particularly people in the North, as we're regularly ignored by the capital, which seems to get everything. OK so it's the capital and massively bigger than everywhere else in the country, but it doesn't mean that it should get all of the investment and jobs and everything. Just like the whole Olympics thing - millions (if not billions) of pounds are going to be poured into an area of London that may be "deprived" but I bet it's nothing compared to deprived areas elsewhere in the country.

    Doesn't mean we completely HATE the place, just not a big fan of it :p:

    And when I said that comment, I meant it in that everyone likes to get out of the city now and then - no matter what! If you live in a big city then now and then it's nice to get out to the countryside or whatever, so when I said that comment you could easily take it to be that if you live in a big city then it would be nice to go to Durham, whilst if you live in the countryside then it might be nice to go to a big city. Works either way.

    I'm loving how you call me "Dobbs" now :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Rach:))
    *yawn*
    Why does not living near London mean you automatically hate it?
    Well, a lot of people in the north believe (somewhat correctly - though I'm not trying to stereotype anyone) that everyone in the south has a lot of disdain for the north and thinks we're all coal miners living off a pittance in cardboard boxes. Which, obviously, isn't true. And from that has transpired a general dislike of the south. I don't share in that, however, since my dad's from doon sooth...

    I'm not saying that's where Dobbs's views come from, since his comment seems more of an informed opinion - just talking in general.

    edit: yeah, what he said ^^ :p:
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    A lot of people don't like London, particularly people in the North, as we're regularly ignored by the capital, which seems to get everything. OK so it's the capital and massively bigger than everywhere else in the country, but it doesn't mean that it should get all of the investment and jobs and everything. Just like the whole Olympics thing - millions (if not billions) of pounds are going to be poured into an area of London that may be "deprived" but I bet it's nothing compared to deprived areas elsewhere in the country.

    Doesn't mean we completely HATE the place, just not a big fan of it :p:

    And when I said that comment, I meant it in that everyone likes to get out of the city now and then - no matter what! If you live in a big city then now and then it's nice to get out to the countryside or whatever, so when I said that comment you could easily take it to be that if you live in a big city then it would be nice to go to Durham, whilst if you live in the countryside then it might be nice to go to a big city. Works either way.

    I'm loving how you call me "Dobbs" now :rolleyes:
    That wasn't too ranty, Im proud
    I do see your point....I wanted to get away from London, hence coming to bootiful Durham, just dont like stereotypes.....:rolleyes:
    Maybe I call you Dobbs since you decided to disown me as your daughter at the end of this year :eek:
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    (Original post by Rach:))
    That wasn't too ranty, Im proud
    I do see your point....I wanted to get away from London, hence coming to bootiful Durham, just dont like stereotypes.....:rolleyes:
    Maybe I call you Dobbs since you decided to disown me as your daughter at the end of this year :eek:
    I never disowned you, you just jumped to conclusions. I said that soon you'll be old enough to have kids yourself and that I'll have to let you fly free and all that jazz.

    Until you reach maturity (i.e. after exams) you'll be free, but I'll always be your Dad :p: Not getting rid of me that easily! :cool:
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    I live in London and hate it. I can never understand why lots of people who live outside of london want to live in london :confused: . But cities like London/Manchester are very different to Durham.
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    Well Manchester got the Commonwealth Games and got a lot redone to it, and Newcastle is hardly going to get the Olympics to be honest, I would have thought that the capital would normally if not always get the games, just making that up.

    Also, lots of London is very deprived probably sometimes on comparable levels with the North's deprived areas. And also I think lots more investment does go into London, probably not totally justifiably so.

    And I came to Durham to get out of London I love some bits but still despise some of it.
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    (Original post by dobbs)
    I never disowned you, you just jumped to conclusions. I said that soon you'll be old enough to have kids yourself and that I'll have to let you fly free and all that jazz.

    Until you reach maturity (i.e. after exams) you'll be free, but I'll always be your Dad :p: Not getting rid of me that easily! :cool:
    Well, in that case.....sorry Daddy :hugs: I'm glad you're not disowning me, I was hurt at the thought!
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    I wasn't asking for Newcastle to get the Olympic games lol :rolleyes: .....and don't get me started on London's relationship with the north-west (i.e. the lovable duo that is Manchester and Liverpool!) whilst Middlesbrough remains statistically the poorest area of the country.....but anywho, yeah, they shouldn't have gone for the Olympics if it meant using money which could've went to better use! Just like the rebranding of the Durham University logo really
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    Yeh admittedly the amount of invetment etc in the general North is shocking, the government only concentrating on the capital, in someways understandable, but the problem is, no matter how muich the develop London, the North wont fix its itself.
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    Isn't Tony Blair from Durham?
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    Nope. He represents Sedgefield and lived in Durham for a few years when his dad lectured at the uni though.
 
 
 
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