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Event Durham: St Aidan's College

Residential Conferences

During the University vacations St Aidan's can accommodate residential conferences up to 170 delegates entirely within the College, situated a short 15 minute walk from the City Centre.

The College's main meeting room is in the Lindisfarne Centre which can hold up to 100 delegates in a theatre style, or be partitioned into 3 separate areas.  In addition to this there are another 5 meeting rooms, including the Junior Common room which can take up 170 delegates in a theatre style.  There are 96 en suite bedrooms (including 12 double rooms) and also 170 standard bedrooms with shared bathrooms in the college which are available during summer vacations.

Should your conference require resources and facilities in addition to those at St Aidan's College, then other University amenities that can be utilised.

Collingwood College and Grey College, which are only a few minutes walk from St Aidan's College, have over 250 en suite bedrooms available in Christmas & Easter vacations and also Durham Business School have 20 double en suite bedrooms which are available throughout the year.  All of these venues can be used in conjunction with the Lindifarne Centre, allowing residential conferences to be held at St Aidan's year round.

Other facilities include additional lecture rooms for up to 400, large halls suitable for exhibitions; additional bedrooms or even a Gala Dinner at Durham Castle, all situated within a short walk of the College. 

Event Durham also offers an event management service to offer you essential support for your residential conference.

Capacity Chart

Meeting Room Theatre Style Cabaret Classroom Boardroom U-Shaped
Lindisfarne Centre 100 45 45 30
Garden Room 20 10 18 10
Junior Common Room 170 60 40
Library 60 20 30 40
Shincliffe 80 30 30 30 30
Bailey 50 20 30 20