# LaTeX Thesis Class

This is a LaTeX document class conforming to the Durham University thesis guidelines. It should be easily adaptable to other Universities' requirements; I know this because I adapted it myself from one originally written by Robert Bernecky for the University of Toronto.

To use it, download duthesis.tgz, untar it by typing `tar zxvf duthesis.tgz`, put the two files `duthesis.cls` and `crest.ps` in the same directory as your thesis, and use `duthesis` as your document class.

The crest is the old Durham University crest, so you'll probably need to get a new one. One day I may chase this up; if you happen to use this class and update the crest, please send it to me and I'll update it here too.

Additional commands which are defined are:

• \degree{title} places the degree title on the title page
• \department{name} places the department name on the title page
• \declaration{extra} places a Durham standard copyright declaration on the page, with an optional extra paragraph.
There is also an environment called `acknowledgements` which is, of course, for your acknowledgements...