University College Merchandise

We are delighted to present this exciting collection of University College merchandise for alumni, which includes affordable gifts for all occasions, with all profits going to support the University College Durham Trust.

Orders can be made via College or purchased during a visit to Durham, including at Durham Castle Society events such as the Annual reunion.


They can also be made online using this button ->

Postage charge is £3 for the total order up to 3 items




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             Cufflinks - £24 




             Pin Badge - £6


                Pendant - £10




                      Castle Alumni Tie - £18

                  (Temporarily Out of Stock)


                     Castle Alumni Bow Tie - £20 

                      (Temporarily Out of Stock)  


Castle Mixed Lacrosse club tie - £25








Castle Bears

These furry members of College come wearing a warm college jumper and in graduation form with gown and mortar board.

Castle Bear - £15

Graduation Bear - £18






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Castle Mugs - £6.95


/images/CD Cover [2].pngChristus Vincit

The Chapel Choir of University College is very excited to announce the launch of its latest CD Christus Vincit. Recorded in July 2017 during their week in residence at St Davids Cathedral, South West Wales.

Directed by Joshua Ridley. 


1 Requiem: I - Salvator Mundi                      Requiem: II - Psalm 23
3 Requiem: III - Requiem Aeternam (1)      4 Requiem: IV - Psalm 121
5 Requiem: V - Requiem Aeternam (2).      6 Requiem: VI - I Heard a Voice from Heaven
7 My Beloved Spake                                       8 Faire is the Heaven
9 Christus Vincit                                             10 Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
11 Bethlehem Down
This CD can be purchased through our online checkout link £9.99, or through Google Play,
You can also listen to it on Spotify,

Carols from Castle

A CD of Christmas Carols, sung by the Chapel Choir of University College, was commissioned by the University College Durham Trust, with all profits going to support the College Chapel Choir. It would make an excellent gift for friends and family during the festive season.

CDs can be purchased online via the University Shop

  1. Once in Royal David’s City
  2. Angels from the Realms of Glory
  3. In the Bleak Midwinter
  4. O Come All Ye Faithful
  5. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  6. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
  7. Away in a Manger
  8. It Came upon the Midnight Clear
  9. The First Nowell

10. Good King Wenceslas

11. O Little Town of Bethlehem

12. Hark the Herald Angels Sing





Durham Castle - Fortress, Palace, College

Richard Brickstock, ex-Curator of Durham Castle, who is also a University College alumnus, has written a coffee-table book on Durham Castle. It is well illustrated in colour and covers the history of Castle as a fortress, palace and college. It is published by Jeremy Mills Publishing (Jeremy is also a Castle graduate). The book also contains a foreword by distinguished writer Bill Bryson, a recent Chancellor of the University.

The book costs £14.99 for a high quality paperback or £29.99 for a hard back copy, and buying it through Jeremy Mills Publishing is significantly cheaper than through Amazon or other alternatives.

Proceeds go to the University College Durham Trust to fund our current projects, which help the continual development of the College.

You can buy the book online from Jeremy Mills Publishing.



University College Durham: A Social History

Researched, written and self-published by Edgar Jones (Castle 1947-1951).

‘This book has an interest far greater than merely to former students of the College, or even of the University… a very good read’ (Castellum review)

Much more than the narrow chronicle of one academic institution through over 160 years, Edgar Jones’ book University College Durham: A Social History is an account of the social and educational changes that occurred during this exciting period. A period which saw the fastest and most far-reaching changes in the social order. The story of these changes, as seen through the vicissitudes of one College is told in a brisk entertaining way.

Proceeds from the book go to support the University College Durham Trust.

Please send a cheque for the 'University College Durham Trust' for £14.00 (+£3 P&P) to the Development Office, University College, Durham Castle, DH1 3RW, along with your name and address. Please mark the cheque with 'Social History' on the back. 

Payments can also be taken in cash at any alumni events, or when visiting Durham. Please let us know in advance by emailing



All profits go to support the University College Durham Trust.

To order, please send a cheque for the correct amount (+£3 P&P for orders of 3 items or less) payable to 'University College Durham Trust' to:

The Development Office

University College

Durham Castle

DH1 3RW.

Make sure to include a postal address and a note of the items you would like to order.


Durham Castle Society

Durham University