Which Peep Show character is your college?
If you can’t handle it you can just…you know…fuck off
Much like Peep show, Durham student life is a constant balance between laughter and existential anguish. One moment throwing iPads out of windows and the next having a mental breakdown.
We are finally answering the one question students have been debating since they came to Durham: If my college was a Peep Show character, which one would it be?
Here is our definitive answer:
St Cuthbert’s – Mark Corrigan
When you sign up for Cuth’s you think you will be one of the swinging dicks on the Bailey. But when you get your accommodation, which is miles away, you realise you have been fisted by fate. You are just another cock getting wired into the global economy. How do you feel? Empty? Check. Scared? Check? Alone? Just another day at Cuth’s.
Castle – Jeremy
The Beastie Boys may have fought and died for your right to party in the Undie, but everything turns from gold into shit when you realise that you are one of those people who aren’t actually living in the Castle but are living in a bathtub sized room miles away.
But they promised you would be living in a castle?
Hitler promised not to invade Czechoslovakia Castle students, welcome to the real world.
Van Mildert – Super Hans
With a van, it's like you've got an MBA, but you've also got a fucking van. You're not just a man anymore – you are a man with a van. Van Mildert students are not above bringing a crack pipe to a garden party (relax it's not Blue Peter) and would spend a long weekend looking in the mirror (soul searching?)
St Chad's – Sophie
Small and innocent looking (a bit like Nana’s cottage) but underneath lurks a slightly irritating mess of an human. Visiting here will leave you slightly unfilled (unfulfilled). You’re my ballast Chad’s.
St Mary’s – Barney
Really nice, good intentions, a bit over friendly though a bit like Barney. They desperately want to be on Bailey but they just aren’t “look at me, I’m a Bailey college, I've got loads of girlfriends and hash.”
Hild Bede – Zahra
All those indie film screenings make Hild Bede the ultimate pseudo-intellectual paradise. You know your French Avant Garde cinema and not only have you read Wuthering Heights, you live it, seeing as the college is so far up a hill. You da man!
St Aidan's – Matt
Everyone at Aidan's is in shape climbing up all those steps. Could be the gym, but more likely it's all the walking they do to get to college. Shame about the pool pooing.
Trev’s – Gog
If you’re going to sneeze in someone’s face, you do it in someone from Trev’s face.
Ustinov – Old guy in hospital
I will never let myself get so old.
St John’s – Angus
Byzantine churches? Doesn’t stop talking about Jesus? Sounds like John’s to me.
Hatfield – Big Suze
Collingwood – Super Hans’ rental snake
Red next to black. Jump the fuck back. Red next to yellow. Cuddly fellow.
But red is next to black?
Stephenson – Pej
Always mentioned, never seen. Honestly, I have never seen or met anyone from Stephenson.
John Snow – Gerard
Are they really “renovating” or are they just pretending to have flu to steal other colleges facilities? I’ve got my beady eye on you John Snow. It's no dice for you and your sickly ways.
JoBo – Dobby
Being self-catered mean JoBo students almost definitely carry their own cheese. Getting there will also mean taking two buses there and three buses back.
It's an unthreatening college, the acceptable face of a college. You hardly have to modify your behaviour at all. I really think it might be the one.
Grey – The Nether Zone
This is kind of cheating but hear me out. Grey college is nothing special. Nothing to love and nothing to hate. If you live there you are stuck in-between, kind of like the Nether Zone.