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Van Mildert College

Van Mildert Association

 Van Mildert College  :   Van Mildert Association

VMA - the Association for Van Mildert alumni

The Van Mildert Association (VMA) is the association for alumni of Van Mildert College, Durham, and has a membership of many thousands of former students ("Mildertians") from around the world.

On this website, you can find information on forthcoming events and reunions, news from fellow alumni, news about the college, information about VMA projects and further information about the VMA itself.

The VMA - along with the Junior Common Room, Middle Common Room and Senior Common Room - is an integral part of the college. Its functions include:

  • organising events for its members throughout the UK;
  • updating members on the latest college news through its annual magazine, VMA News;
  • supporting Van Mildert students and student projects through grants; and
  • representing the views of alumni.

All Van Mildert students are automatically members of the Association unless they specifically opt out and membership is for life. For more information on joining, visit the membership webpage.

The VMA committee is elected annually at the annual general meeting. For more information about the Association and its work, contact the College Development Officer (

News from the VMA

News from the Van Mildert Association

Lost and Found!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that one of our distinguished alumni, Peter Booth (1980-1984), has tracked down a direct descendant of Bishop William van Mildert's family. Vanessa van Mildert and her husband, Mark, live in London, and we hope to welcome them to College in the near future. Vanessa is pictured here with Peter, holding copies of ‘The Last Prince Bishop’, a written record of Revd Dr Elizabeth Varley’s lecture and Bishop Robert Paterson’s response at a wonderful evening in St Mary-le-Bow Church, 11th September 2013, organized under the auspices of the Van Mildert College Trust. We hope too that the van Mildert family will be a key part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of College, next year, when we will be promoting the College, its past, its future and its motto ‘sic vos non vobis’!

Prof. David Harper
Principal, Van Mildert College

(16 May 2014)