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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.

St Cuthbert's Society College Handbooks.

The College Handbooks (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) for 2017-18 contain important information for all members of Cuth's, including University regulations. If you require this in a different format, please contact the College Office using You can download them here;


Cuth's News

Cuth's 'Cast Ons' celebrate outreach project with Age UK

On Friday 18th May, college staff gathered in the JCR at Brook’s house to celebrate the success of the Cuth’s “Cast ons” fundraising project for Age UK County Durham.

(25 May 2018) » More on Cuth's 'Cast Ons' celebrate outreach project

Judy Hurst on Holy Island

Judy Hurst, a former artist-in-residence at Cuth’s and creator of the wonderful paining on the stairs in 12 South Bailey, will be working on Lindisfarne and running workshops there from May 26th to June 3rd. She would be delighted to see members of Cuth’s; you can find her next door to the winery. If you are interested in her workshop there on working with vellum and gold, go to her website, .

(25 May 2018)

Music Recital by Durham Alumni

Our Musician in Residence, Matthew Morgan, is one of a number of Durham Alumni taking part in an event at Van Mildert on Thursday 31st May at 6pm. Tickets cost £7 and are available on the door. 

(25 May 2018)

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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

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