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Collingwood College

About Collingwood

Welcome to Collingwood College.

Collingwood College was founded in 1972 and have recently celebrated our Ruby Anniversary. We are informal - and we like to think we are the friendliest college at Durham. We have an academic community of around 1100 undergraduates and postgraduates, from all over the world - with more than 500 living in College. While your primary reason for choosing to study at Durham will be academic, Collingwood students reveal a remarkable range of other talents - in arts, sport, theatre, and helping others in the wider community - ensuring a constant buzz of activity. The majority of college events and activities are organised by our students and there is an opportunity for everyone to be involved whatever their particular interests or talents may happen to be. We operate an SCR - with members from within and without the University - bringing a different perspective and its own series of events, and an MCR run by and for our graduate students. Each year, two or three academics visiting the Institute for Advanced Study are resident in college. We value everyone, staff, students and alumni, who work at or are associated with the College - and we look forward eagerly to welcoming new students, returning alumni and colleagues from elsewhere in the University.


If you would like to contact me you are most welcome to do so. I am also based in the School of Education so, to arrange an appointment, it is advisable to consult the College Office (email, or telephone +44(0)191 334 5041).

Professor Joe Elliott, Principal, Collingwood College