Someone better call in the ghost busters, for several universities are rumoured to be haunted. The Lavender Lady walks Castle's back staircase at Durham University
after dying in an accident, while the ghost of an electrician who fell from a gantry supposedly resides in the university's student theatre. Tradition once had it that, on opening nights, the actors would leave him a glass of whisky under a seat in the back row for good luck.
New College at the University of Oxford has a ‘squeaky mound’, renowned for squeaking at the sound of claps and thought to be the grave of Sweep from The Sooty Show, who is buried alive and crying for help.
Students at the University of Liverpool, whose Students’ Guild was built on the site of a mental institution, claim to have seen the ghost of a former patient wandering around.