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Durham University

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.

Post Offer Visit Days 2020

Congratulations to all Durham University Offer Holders who have been allocated to St Cuthbert’s Society!

Even more good news: you're now eligible to book a place on our Post-offer Visit Day events in February and March. The Visit Days will provide you with an opportunity to experience both the academic, social and extra-curricular aspects of life as a student of St Cuthbert's Society here at Durham University.

For further information on Post Offer Visit Days, please head here.

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Cuth's News

New VIII is named 'Wayne Turfrey'

Thanks to the generosity of Cuth’s Alumni £3300 was raised and the Boat Club were able to purchase a new 1st VIII for the Men’s and Women’s Squads. The remainder of the funds will be put towards a new coxed four/quad.The new boat is a 2012 Resolute 8+; an American brand which is very popular among the US collegiate rowing programs. We have decided to name the new boat ‘Wayne Turfrey’ - this was suggested by members past and present and is a lovely acknowledgement to someone we all knew very well.

The boat naming ceremony took place on Sunday 2nd February at Cuth’s Boat House and we were delighted to welcome Wayne's family and former Boat Club Captains Albert Hodgson (1954) and Petrina Witt (2017).

(13 Feb 2020)

Monday 24 February 2020

Thursday 27 February 2020

Friday 28 February 2020

Sunday 15 March 2020


Epiphany Term:

International Formal: Wed 15th January 2020

Burns Night Formal: Wed 22nd January 2020, Black Tie/Lounge Suit or Highland Dress

Dining in the Dark Formal: Wed 5th February 2020, Informal

Halfway Formal: Wed 12th February 2020, Lounge Suit

Feast of St Cuthbert (JCR Event): Friday 21st February 2020

Inter MCR Murder Mystery Formal: Wed 4th March 2020

Theme to be confirmed: Formal Wed 18th March 2020

Contact Details

St Cuthbert's Society
12 South Bailey
T - 0191 334 3400

St Cuthbert's Society
Brooks House
Old Elvet
T - 0191 334 6596