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Principal's Blog: 6th Edition

In this edition Professor Luckhurst reports on some of the key events that took place in past week at South, including Oswald's need for oiling, a matriculation ceremony for livers out, a visit from an MP, and meeting with Presidents of South College Clubs and Societies.

(26 Oct 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 6th Edition


Principal's Blog: 5th Edition

In the best tradition of Blitz Spirit, Southies demonstrated an inspiring capacity to keep smiling and making the very best of College life despite the growing challenge posed by the pandemic.

(19 Oct 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 5th Edition


Principal's Blog: 4th Edition

It was a week of light and shade. Having decided to take advantage of autumnal sunlight to host a socially distanced tea party in the Plaza, I was enormously grateful to Lee and Steven for rushing to Tesco to acquire the necessary cakes and biscuits. To all who attended and made the occasion so memorable, manty thanks. It was not quite as warm as I had hoped, and I suspect Oswald was less than entirely gruntled to be forced from his perch in Pitcairn Reception to a windy post adjacent to Conversation II. That said, he could not help but be cheered by the turnout and the wonderful mood of optimism. I was delighted. My thanks to all who attended and conversed with me. 

(14 Oct 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 4th Edition


Principal's Blog: 3rd Edition

In this edition of the Principal's Blog, Professor Luckhurst reflects on the the arrivals of South's first students and Induction Week at South.

(6 Oct 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 3rd Edition


Principal's Blog: 2nd Edition

In this second edition of the Principal's Blog, Professor Luckhurst discusses the coming arrival of South College's first students.

(26 Sep 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 2nd Edition


Principal's Blog: 1st Edition

In this first edition of the Principal's Blog, Professor Luckhurst discusses staff moving into the Pitcairn Building and the offiial opening of the South College.

(17 Sep 2020) » More about Principal's Blog: 1st Edition


South College Motto and Crest Revealed

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College and Associate PVC Engagement, announces South College’s crest and motto, and explores how it reflects the values of the new community we are creating.

(4 Jun 2020) » More about South College Motto and Crest Revealed


A South College Pioneer

Check out this fantastic blog post by Ben, a South College Pioneer. In it Ben writes about what makes the collegiate experience at Durham so special, why he decided to join South College, our facilities, and the experience students can expect to find at South.

(3 Jun 2020)


Looking Forward to a New College Experience at South

In this excellent blog post, Adam, a South College Pioneer Scholar, writes about the exciting experience of being one of the frist students at South College and new opportunities that come with it. Adam also gives an update on the JCR and explains why the collegiate experience at Durham is so special.

(3 May 2020)


Setting up a brand new college community

Check out this blog post by Laura Day, one of South College's first students. In the blog Laura explains what a common room is, discusses the pioneering spirit, and tells of what has motivated her to join South.

(10 Feb 2020)


South College in the Palatinate

Check out a recent article in the Palatinate, Durham's Independent Student Newspaper, giving an update on South College (here). In case you missed it, you can read the Palatinate interview with South College Principal Professor Tim Luckhurst (here).

(7 Feb 2020)


South College 'Topped Out' and on track for 2020 opening

Building work at South College is on track to welcome its first students in October 2020. The student accommodation buildings have now reached full height. University and student leaders joined representatives of Interserve Construction to take part in a ‘topping out’ ceremony on site.

(11 Oct 2019) » More about South College 'Topped Out' and on track for 2020 opening