Research at Hatfield
Hatfield College supports Durham University’s vision to be a world-class research university in a variety of ways. We have an official link with the Durham Global Security Institute and support its activities wherever possible, in particular by hosting seminars and other events. Working with several academic departments, we inaugurated the Forum for Forgiveness and Reconciliation in 2012, the new Bishop of Durham giving the first seminar. Our Forum for Religious Understanding and Hatfield Environment Forum meet occasionally and recently co-hosted a debate on fair trade and what it means for our international students. MCR research seminars are well supported and increasingly involve SCR and JCR members. We host two IAS Visiting Fellows each term and other visiting research fellows if space permits. Both the Master and Chaplain are active researchers within their respective departments, Geography and Theology. The Master was recently elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Tim Burt elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Professor Tim Burt, Master of Hatfield College, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. AGU is the world's premier learned society in the broad field of earth and environmental sciences; it has a membership of 62,000 of whom only 0.1% are elected to fellowship annually. Tim Burt is seen here with wife Elizabeth and daughter Emma at a reception in San Francisco where he received the award in December 2012.
Thomas Hatfield: Bishop, Soldier, and Politician
In 2010 Hatfield College hosted a series of lectures on the life of Thomas Hatfield. 2010 was the 700th anniversary of Thomas Hatfield's birth. The lectures were held jointly with the College, the History Department and the Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The lectures have now been published in a paperback book.
The book is called 'Thomas Hatfield: Bishop, Soldier, and Politician'. There are essays by Professors Richard Britnell, Michael Prestwich, Mark Ormrod and Dr. Christian Liddy. There are appendices by Dr. David Boardman and the Rt Rev Professor N.T. Wright.
Copies of the book can be ordered from the Hatfield Trust Office (£15 per copy, plus £2 for postage and packing). Copies are also available from College Reception.