College & Alumni News

The Durham Castle Lecture Series 2019-20

  Invitation to the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2019-20 Further information will be published very soon  

Added Friday 22nd November 2019

Toast to The College and Interim Master

At the 73rd Annual General Meeting, toast to The College and interim Master, Durham Castle Society annual dinner,  14th September 2019, given by Douglas Denham St Pinnock 1976-76.  

Added Friday 22nd November 2019

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…

Added Saturday 8th June 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


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

Castle Society & SCR Christmas Drinks Reception

Season’s Greetings to all friends of Castle, I would like to take the opportunity to invite you to be our guest at a special Christmas Drinks Reception for SCR members, College Alumni, and friends of Castle. The event will take place on Saturday 9th December in the Senior Common Room,…

Added Tuesday 24th October 2017

The Durham Castle Society 71st Annual Reunion

The Seventy First Annual Reunion of the Society will be held on Saturday 15 September 2017. The Reunion gives members of the Society the opportunity to revisit Durham and renew acquaintances with student contemporaries, members of staff and re-imbibe (albeit briefly) the atmosphere of the College.…

Added Tuesday 21st March 2017

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