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St Cuthbert's Society

 St Cuthbert's Society

Welcome to St Cuthbert's Society

St Cuthbert’s Society is one of the largest and oldest student communities at Durham. Founded in 1888 as an alternative to college living, it still retains that independence of spirit, but now offers its students all the advantages of being a college of Durham University. Cuth’s occupies two sites, with rooms on the historic Bailey and self-catered, modern flats across the river at Parson’s Field. We provide a uniquely flexible range of accommodation and catering options to our diverse student body. 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, careers evenings and events to enhance the academic experience.

JCR Awards

It has been a great year for Cuth's, with our sports and societies growing in size and stature, and this year the JCR introduced a number of new awards, alongside the traditional colours and half colours, for outstanding efforts and contributions to sports, societies, and the JCR as a whole. The awards include Student of the Year, Unsung Hero, and Most Improved Sport or Society, and were given out an the annual Sports & Societies Formal, with over 100 colours and half colours handed out after dinner in the bar. 

Read more to find out all the nominations, winners, and recipients of the de l'Isle Booth Awards.

(8 Jul 2016) » More about JCR Awards

Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016

Preparations for the next Alumni Reunion Weekend are well underway, and it is now possible to see the full itinerary for the weekend here

The weekend takes places over three days, from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September, and this year is a celebration of sports and societies. As part of the weekend we will have an afternoon of sports on Saturday, as well as an exhibition. Even if you are unable to attend, if you have any photographs or memories which you would like to share as part of the exhibition, please drop us an email

Book online

(7 Jul 2016)

Contact Details

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
T - 0191 3343400
F - 0191 3343401

St Cuthbert's Society
Brooks House
Old Elvet
T - 0191 3346596

Durham named Sports University of the year 2015

Sports participation - a key feature of student life and employability