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This year’s Pride took place on Sunday 29 May. St Chad’s Chapel opened its doors for guests to the Pride Service, which was broadcast to 700,000 listeners in 127 countries. The service was followed by a drinks reception and the traditional walk to the parade at Palace Green in preparation of the parade through Durham City to The Sands.

Our Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)) Shaid Mahmood and Rachel Archbold, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion attended the Pride Service and took part in the parade alongside members of the team, the LGBTQ Staff Network, LGBTQ Association and representatives from our Colleges.

Following the parade, Shaid took to the stage for speeches alongside Susan Frenk (St. Aidans), Stephen Guy (Durham Miners Association), Mary Foy (MP), Jo Farrell (Durham Constabulary), Joy Allen (Durham & Darlington Police and Crime Commissioner), Stuart Etherington (County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service), Amanda Hopgood (Durham County Council) and Mel Metcalf (Chair, Pride Committee).

It was a wonderful day and extremely positive to see the University represented in so many ways.



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