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Overview

Year founded 2006
Motto Comme Je Trouve (As I Find)
Number of students living in the college 546
1st year rooms

420

Catering options Self-catered
Gowned formal dinners Yes
Map showing the location of Josephine Butler College in Durham

College life

Welcome to Butler!

Josephine Butler College opened in 2006 and we are free-spirited, flourishing and full of life. We are named after the 19th Century social reformer, Josephine Butler, who had a profound influence on society's view of women's health and education. We are a vibrant, inclusive community from a variety of backgrounds and encourage all of our students to get involved with our pioneering spirit and we pride ourselves on inspiration, opportunity and excellent support.

  • Accommodation

    Find out more about our College accommodation and catering options.
    Student working at a desk in College accommodation
  • College Life

    Explore our college common rooms and find out what life is like at Josephine Butler College.
    Students sat on sofas surrounded by book shelves in the common room

Accommodation

Find out more about our College accommodation and catering options.
Student working at a desk in College accommodation

College Life

Explore our college common rooms and find out what life is like at Josephine Butler College.
Students sat on sofas surrounded by book shelves in the common room

Student updates

Hear from our students at Josephine Butler College.

Highlights

Why Josephine Butler is ABSOLUTELY the College to Visit this Term!

History graduate Jess tells us what she loves about our College.
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From Summer School to University

Physics student, Josh talks us through his experience at our Summer School before applying to Durham University.
Three students wearing Durham t-shirts at the Sutton Trust summer school programme

Get in touch

Contact us by phone or email below to find out more about accommodation, admissions and student support.

Josephine Butler College

Durham University
South Road
Durham
DH1 3DF
UK


Reception: +44 (0) 191 3347260