Durham University’s Noble Past

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Durham University
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Benjamin Alderson serves as senior area manager of deVere USA Inc., which is part of one of the world’s largest financial consultancy firms with offices in more than 60 countries. Benjamin Alderson attended Durham University in Great Britain, where he studied business economics. He is an active member of Durham’s alumni association.

One of the top schools, Durham University was most recently ranked as 61st in the world. The university comes from noble background as Durham has long been a place for thought and advancement. The great 7th century European scholar Bede and the founder of English Christianity St. Cuthbert are both buried in Durham. The Lindisfarne Gospels were produced nearby. Moreover, the area is home to some of the most impressive architecture, including Norman Cathedral, which was built between 1096 and 1130, and Durham Castle, dating from 1072.

Durham was one of the leaders in medieval scholarship, along with Oxford and Cambridge, though the university was not established until 1832 and designated by the king as the country’s third university. Today, the university continues to be a hotbed of academic achievement.