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Josephine Butler


We have approximately 400 single, ensuite study bedrooms at Josephine Butler. These are organised into flats of six with a shared kitchen. Uniquely for the colleges in Durham, all Josephine Butler bedrooms are ensuite, with a shower, sink and toilet.

All undergraduate freshers are expected to live in College during their first year.

Each study bedroom has:

  • Computer Network Point (ESOL - EnSuite On-Line)
  • Television Aerial Socket(*)
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Drawer Unit

A typical bedroom is about 4.60 metres by 2.60 metres (including the en-suite pod). There are a number of larger rooms designed for students with disabilities - please make sure the Vice Principal is aware of any special needs you may have which could affect your allocation of room (e.g. wheelchair user).

(*) Note - if you have a television in your room, you will need a separate TV licence for it. We recommend students put a shared television in the kitchen/lounge area and purchase a licence together, rather than have an individual television and licence. More information is available at (