The 1072 Club

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Durham Castle was built in 1072 under the reign of William the Conqueror. Since then the Castle has become much more than a defensive fortress; it has played the role of Palace, and now College. The 1072 Club is a celebration of this rich history and tradition, a reminder that all Castlemen have been part of a truly unique experience and one that they can relive through joining The 1072 Club. 

The aim of the Club is to support the development of Castle as a thriving community and to provide the College with a sustainable future.

Why should I join?

Whether you left Castle 5 or 50 years ago, you remain a member of a unique community. The 1072 Club is a great opportunity to strengthen ties between alumni and the College and continue to have an impact on the community. The funds raised by the Club will support three key areas: hardship and scholarship funds, extra-curricular activities, and the fabric and heritage of Durham Castle. 

You can find out about the different tiers of 1072 Club membership below.


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Give £10.72 a year or quarterly

  • Stay up to date with the 1072 Club and contribute to meeting our goal.
  • Exclusive discounts on selected Castle merchandise and memorabilia.
  • A private tour of the Castle for you and your guests.

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 Give £10.72 a month

  • Support our ongoing development.
  • Ballot entry to attend High Table formal (5 per year).
  • Use of Senior Common Room facilities when you visit Durham.
  • Invitation to 1072 Club drinks events.
  • All the benefits of ‘Friend’ level supporters.

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 Give £10.72 a week

  • Help us build a lasting legacy.
  • Full membership of University College SCR.
  • Invitation to the exclusive 1072 Club Annual Dinner.
  • All the benefits of ‘Friend’ and ‘Member’ level supporters.

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Click the button above to join the 1072 Club. Alternatively, you can join the Club by post

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