Durham University

Josephine Butler College Senior Common Room

About Butler SCR

Our Exec for 2018-19

Anne Murphy (President)


Anne is a community mentor. Anne loves painting and travelling and started mentoring as an ‘antidote’ to her day job. Anne loves Durham and the north East and her son is a Durham graduate.

Bill Moir (Vice-President)

Bill Moir on dr.bill.moir@gmail.com

Born in Durham City Bill collects Degrees with awards from Oxford, Southampton, Newcastle and a PhD from the smallest university in the Kingdom - The University of Chichester. He has travelled extensively not only academically but for work too and has been at the front line of politics, communications and intrigue for what seems like eons. His Fellowship is from the Public Relations and Communications Association and he also works closely with the University of East London on their staff development programme

Mark Bell (Treasurer)

At Durham I was a student at the College of St Hild and St Bede and studied Education gaining a BA (Hons) Education in 2000. My employment history is varied, from Education and retail sales through to mid management and Leisure & Tourism.

Currently I work at Durham Amateur Rowing Club where my time is split between managing the facilities, inc. social and conference bookings and working in the Study Support Centre based at the club. The study support centre works with children from age 5 to 18 from a wide variety of backgrounds and needs, where we use sport (in particular rowing) as a tool to increase their Numeracy, Literacy, ICT and self esteem.

My own sports background as you might guess is Rowing and I have been a member or DARC from the age of 11 and rowing forms a large part of my life, although I have not competed in recent years. I have been involved with Josephine Butler College SCR for a number of years now.

Julei Barrett - SCR social secretary


Julie is one of the student support secretaries here in College.

Natasha Miller (SCR Secretary)


Natasha works in the Student Support team and provides general administrative support to the college office.