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Ceremonies Unit

Photography and Film


Ede & Ravenscroft Photography will be located in the marquee on Palace Green to take images of graduands and guests either before or after ceremonies but please note that graduands need to report to the Great Hall by 1 hour and 15 minutes prior to the ceremony. Ede and Ravenscroft photography will also capture each graduand shaking hands with the Presiding Officer on the stage during the ceremony and these images will be available to view, purchase and take home on the day from the photography sales desk after the ceremony.

Photography packages can be pre-ordered online once registration is open, or ordered on the day.

For photography enquiries contact Ede & Ravenscroft Photography Ltd:


Achievement Television will record each ceremony and produce a final film, available to take home from Congregation, which includes images of Palace Green, the University and region, the graduand procession from the Castle to the Cathedral, the entire ceremony and informal celebrations on Palace Green afterwards.

DVDs or Blu-Ray discs can be pre-ordered online, once registration is open, or purchased on the day from the marquee.

For film enquiries contact Achievement Television

Ceremonies will also be streamed live on the Ceremonies website and to an overflow room close to the Cathedral, which is open to guests without tickets.

How we use your information

Ceremonies are streamed and recorded in order to give those who are not able to attend in person the opportunity to view the event without being present on the day. It also gives graduates the opportunity to purchase footage of ceremonies as a souvenir of a very special event.

By attending a ceremony, you are acknowledging that your image may be captured and processed for the purpose of the legitimate interests described above. Durham University will share personal data with Achievement Television as its delivery partner and will stream the live images to the Ceremonies website and make recordings available to purchase from

Durham University will retain at least one recorded copy of each graduation ceremony indefinitely for the archiving purposes. You have rights in relation to your information, such as the right to a copy of all information held about you. For more information about your rights, please contact the Information Governance Unit (

If you have any concerns about how we handle your information, we ask that you speak to the University’s Data Protection Officer (the University Secretary) first so that we can try to address your concerns internally. You do, however, have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office ( at any time.