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Josephine Butler

Research Activity

College Research Profile

Josephine Butler College is a thriving scholarly community, hosting a range of research activities involving academics, postgraduates and undergraduates.

  • The College proudly hosts regular Butler Talks which forwards some of the issues that exercised Josephine Butler and expands upon these to explore current themes that we believe may have drawn her attention were she alive today.
  • The MCR continues to support a series of Scholars' Suppers for the postgraduate community on a wide range of topics from their own research.
  • The Butler Scholarly Journal (BSJ) continues to offer a platform for students to think beyond their degrees on a range of topics that inspire curiosity.
  • The College is proud to maintain close links with several University Institutes, including the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) and the Durham Energy Institute (DEI).
  • Each term the College houses a number of visiting Resident Fellows who are often linked with the IAS and COFUND programmes.

All of these activities form part of the termly Collegiate Experience Programme at Josephine Butler College.

Arts Development Group

The Arts Development Group was founded at Josephine Butler College in 2015 to support the development of project ideas designed to raise the profile of all arts within the college (visual, literary, performing, gastronomic, multidisciplinary, etc.) and forge creative links with the local area and wider and international arts community. Follow the link below to find out more details about the current activities of our Arts Development Group.

Staff Research Profiles

Many of our staff, students, and SCR members are active in research across a number of disciplines. There are some of our members and their areas of interest; follow the links for more details of their output.

Resident Fellows

Josephine Butler College hosts a number of visiting fellows each term who contribute to the intellectual and creative life of the College. Fellows are often members of the Durham University Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) and the Durham International Fellowship for Research and Enterprise (COFUND). In addition, this year, we are pleased to welcome an artist-in-residence to Josephine Butler College. Fellows enrich the college community by attending events in the Collegiate Experience Programme and helping to foster intellectual intringue and curiousity amongst JCR, MCR, and SCR members. For more information about our current fellows, follow the link below to find our more details about the current activity of our resident fellows.

Hill Colleges East Postgraduate Research Forum

Postgraduate students from Grey, Ustinov, Collingwood and Josephine Butler Colleges are invited to present their research at a special research forum held once a year in the Epiphany Term. Students studying for both taught and research degrees are welcome to do either an oral or poster presentation. follow the link below for full details.