Welcome to University College
University College is a vibrant scholarly community. From the UK and overseas, we are home to around 750 undergraduates and 400 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.
'We are best known, not as University College, but simply as Castle. Castle is a scholarly community, here to enhance our students' learning and education, and to support them through their time at University. At the same time, we are a vibrant social, sporting, musical, theatrical, and engaged community.'
- Professor David Held, Master
Latest Lecture Videos
Durham Castle / Future of the University Lecture - Prof. Stuart Corbridge
Professor Stuart Corbridge is Vice-Chancellor of Durham University. Just over 50 years ago, University President Clark Kerr reflected wisely and wryly on the future uses of major research universities like his own, Berkeley. This lecture revisits the major themes of Kerr’s book, The Uses of the University, and ponders the scope for various misuses of the university at a time of extraordinary government intervention in higher education around the world.