College & Alumni News

Olivia Inspires

  Remembering Olivia Burt Olivia Burt was a gifted and beautiful young woman who inspired others, and a first-year student at University College studying Natural Sciences when she was tragically killed in February 2018. Olivia was just embarking on a journey that would have doub…

Added Saturday 8th June 2019

A Memorial Evening for David Held

A Memorial Evening for David Held:  

Added Wednesday 24th April 2019

Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign

Alexandra’s Awareness Campaign   I am grateful for: The ability to love and how much I care about others.   Alexandra Scarlett Wilshaw was a young woman who experienced life with intensity, its highs and lows, and challenges. She tragically died last year by suicide.  Al…

Added Tuesday 23rd April 2019


'Preaching to the Choir: A Sceptical Look at Carthusian Transmission of Vernacular Spiritual Writings'   Professor Vincent Gillespie (Oxford)    Saturday, 9th March, 4 pmSenate Suite, University College, The Castle, Durham This lecture will explore the public role of the Carthu…

Added Thursday 14th February 2019

London Drinks Reception

Join us on Friday 15th March at Smith & Williamson for a catch-up with staff and friends of University College. We will be meeting at 5:45 pm at 25 Moorgate for drinks and nibbles, and hope to see many of you there. Friends are also welcome. We look forward to catching up with you to sh…

Added Thursday 7th February 2019

Christmas Carols in the SCR

Season’s Greetings to all friends of Castle, Carols in the SCR returns, and we would like to invite you to be our guest at a special Christmas Drinks Reception for SCR members, and College Alumni. The event will take place on Saturday 8th December in the Senior Common Room, University…

Added Monday 29th October 2018

The Durham Castle Lecture Series 2018-19

Invitation to the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2018-19.  

Added Wednesday 17th October 2018


For six years now, University College of Durham University has run a charitable association – ‘Castle Community Action’ (CCA) which aims to both provide and uphold physical and financial support to the local community. CCA achieves these values through a number of projects foc…

Added Thursday 4th October 2018

Café Mozart

Sixty Years on!  Durham graduate returns after 60 years with a concert in the University   When Derek McCulloch came to Durham in 1957 to study German he could barely read music. Little did he imagine that he would leave five years later to embark on a dual career as broadcaster, ling…

Added Thursday 4th October 2018

The launch of Christus Vincit

The Chapel Choir of University College is very excited to announce the launch of its latest CD Christus Vincit. The CD was recorded in July 2017 during our week in residence at St Davids Cathedral, South West Wales. Directed by Joshua Ridley, we sang two evensongs during the week and ended…

Added Wednesday 18th April 2018

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