OK - couldn't be bothered to read everty single post on this topic becuase most people seem to have descended into some silly slag-off-athon, but just wanted to say to everyone who isn't yet at Durham - please, don't think that there's some massive Rah/Chav war going on, because that is simply nonsense. In my experience, the vast majority of people you will meet in Durham are polite, kind and generally nice regardless of where they were schooled and which college they're at. OK, Yes - you wil meet some absolute dicks, but you'd meet some of those wherever you went. (And, in my experience, the majority of dicks are those people who won't give you as chance because they think that you'll be snobbish and stuck-up just and are probably quite scared that you'll reject them first) I went to public school and think that pashs are jolly practical garments, but this does not make me a superficial snob with a superiority complex. Everyone at Durham has proved their worth merely to be there, and people who think that they are better than others because they're rich/working class, wear Ralph Lauren/some Chav brand just to prove a point are a little bit foolish.
OK - just felt the need to say that. Everyone with an offer for Durham - ACCEPT IT! You'll love the city and the university and have the best time of your life - I certainly do and am.