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St Cuthbert's Society

 St Cuthbert's Society

New Students

We'd like to offer a warm welcome to all students joining St Cuthbert's Society in 2018! Welcome information for all new students, including a checklist of everything you need to do before arriving, is now available here. Have a good look through and make sure you have ticked everything off.

The College Handbooks (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) for 2018-2019 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 may also wish to join the JCR's Facebook group for Freshers arriving in 2018, which can be found here.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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.


Fellows' Lecture: Professor Anya Hurlbert

1st November 2017, 18:00, ER201

The Annual Fellows' Lecture will be given by Anya Hurlbert, Professor of Visual Neuroscience at Newcastle University. Professor Hurlbert's title will be "Light and Colour in Life and Art". All are welcome to this public lecture.

Light shapes human behaviour, giving rise to conscious perception and unconscious biological rhythms. We both see and feel variations in light, constructing colours in our minds from the light reflected by objects, and adapting our moods to changes in the environmental illumination. Why are strawberries red even when they reflect blue light? What does it mean to see red? Does blue light make us more alert? Why do different people see colours differently? Was Monet unusually “colour-inconstant”? In this lecture, Professor Hurlbert will explore the effects of light and colour on seeing and feeling, in the natural world and in art, and explore the challenges and opportunities afforded by new lighting technologies, for human perception and performance.

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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