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About Us

Cuth's occupies two sites, with rooms and gardens on the historic Bailey in the heart of Durham, and self-catered, modern flats across the river at Parson’s Field.

We offer the most flexible variety of accommodation and meal packages to be found anywhere across the University, to meet the preferences of our diverse and international student body.
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View from North to South Bailey with students walking down the cobbled street past historical buildings.

Cuth's offers outstanding opportunities for student participation in sport, the arts and volunteering, which are supported by its exceptionally energetic Junior Common Room, as well as a lively programme of interdisciplinary lectures and events to enhance the academic experience.

Who was St Cuthbert?

St Cuthbert's Society is named after St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (c. 634 - 20 March 687), who lived in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria as a monk, bishop and hermit. St Cuthbert is celebrated every year on his Feast day, the 20th March, and the Society is included in the Cathedral's celebration of the Saint. As well as this, the JCR Social Committee organises a large-scale formal dinner, 'The Feast of St Cuthbert', which takes place every year. The St Cuthbert's Society Shield depicts the gold and garnet Pectoral Cross of St Cuthbert, which was discovered the last time his coffin was opened in 1827.

Cathedral viewed from Owengate with Durham Tours purple app logo in left corner

Durham Tours

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