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Durham University

Grey College

The Grey College Archive

The Grey College Archive is an on-going project to display the history of the College. Over the years we have stored pictures, documents and pieces of student literature which provide an insight into what life was actually like and how Grey has evolved over the years.

The Archive contains both College and JCR documents from its beginnings in 1959 until the present day, including photos of the very first JCR Executive Committee and the early boat club, building plans for each of the four blocks and old copies of the Phoenix Magazine (the college year book).

The Archive is in the process of being collated but the hope is that over the coming months different images can be digitised and displayed on this site as well as making the Archive more available to the public. We are also looking to add to the collection, so if you have any items from your time at Grey which you would like to donate, please email

Archive image of boat club