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University College

 University College

Welcome to University College

University College is a vibrant scholarly community. From the UK and overseas, we are home to around 700 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates, along with over 200 members of our Senior Common Room. Located in and around the historic Durham Castle, we are the oldest college of Durham University.

Featured Lecture of the Week

Durham Castle / Future of the University Lecture - Lord David Willetts 8/02/18, Durham Castle

Durham Castle / Future of the University Lecture - Lord David Willetts 8/02/18, Durham Castle

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The Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts is the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit. Lord Willetts is a visiting Professor at King’s College London, Governor of the Ditchley Foundation, Chair of the British Science Association and a member of the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is an Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College Oxford. Lord Willetts has written widely on economic and social policy. His book ‘The Pinch’ was published in 2010. He has just completed a book on universities which will be published by Oxford University Press in November. The English higher education system is very unusual with nationwide competition for entry This drives excessive specialisation in English schools which is the biggest single challenge facing universities in the future. As well as its classic teaching and research roles, the university is increasingly significant in driving innovation and the local economy. This third mission has led some critics to argue that the university is being betrayed and these fears, especially prevalent in the Humanities, will be investigated. The key trends of globalisation and the digital revolution have not yet had a big impact on the university but they will. David Willetts’ book A University Education is published by OUP in November 2017.



Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration.

Euroscepticism and the Future of European Integration.

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Professor Catherine De Vries delivered this lecture on Wednesday 1 November 2017 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2017/18


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