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St Cuthbert's Society

 St Cuthbert's Society

The St Cuthbert's Society website is currently being updated and parts of it will be inaccessible until the week commencing Monday 23rd October. This homepage will remain active and up to date throughout this time.

Information for students will be available on DUO (which is unaffected by this work), and further essential information can be found in the College Handbooks below.

Should you require any information which is not available on the website, please contact Reception on 0191 334 3400 or

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 2016-17 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

Christmas at Durham Castle

The Principal presided at the annual Christmas lunch at Durham Castle

(5 Jan 2018) » Read more about Christmas at Durham Castle

Bernard Robertson

It is with great sadness that we annouce the passing of Bernard Robertson on Monday 30th October. Bernard's association with Cuth's spanned over sixty years, as a student and member of the Boat Club in the 1950s, as a member of the SCR, and as Principal (1999-2001; 2002-2003).

A true gentleman, his warmth, generosity and laughter will be missed by all.

(3 Nov 2017)

End of an Era at Cuth's!

On 31st October, we will be saying goodbye to two very long-serving members of staff, Ann Peart and Joyce Elliott.

(27 Oct 2017) » Read more about End of an Era at Cuth's!


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Thursday 18 January 2018

Saturday 20 January 2018

Tuesday 1 May 2018

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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