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Overview

Year founded 1888
Motto Gratia gratiam parit ("Friendship begets friendship" or "Kindness begets kindness")
Number of students living in the college 470
1st year rooms

413

Catering options Both
Gowned formal dinners No
St Cuthbert's Society Map
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About us

Founded in 1888 as an alternative to the existing two colleges, Cuth's still retains that independence of spirit, but now offers its students all the advantages of being a college of Durham University.

Find out more about us Our history

College life

With rooms in houses on the historic Bailey and self-catered, modern flats across the river at Parson's Field, Cuth's provides a uniquely flexible range of accommodation and catering options to our diverse student body. We offer outstanding opportunities for student participation in sport, the arts and volunteering, supported by our energetic Junior Common Room. With an active research academic as our Principal, we also have a lively programme of interdisciplinary lectures, careers evenings and events to enhance the academic experience.

  • Junior Common Room

    The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the name given to our student body, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
    A group of students meeting in the Bailey Junior Common Room showing armchairs and posters.
  • Student support and wellbeing

    We have an excellent student support system at St Cuthbert's to support everyone throughout their time as a student at Durham University.
    View of historical House 12 looking down the street towards the other Cuth’s buildings on the Bailey.

Junior Common Room

The Junior Common Room (JCR) is the name given to our student body, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
A group of students meeting in the Bailey Junior Common Room showing armchairs and posters.

Student support and wellbeing

We have an excellent student support system at St Cuthbert's to support everyone throughout their time as a student at Durham University.
View of historical House 12 looking down the street towards the other Cuth’s buildings on the Bailey.

Facilities

Our Facilities

Cuth's offers a variety of facilities, available for all our students to use.

Sun shining through Cuth's dining room with rows of tables and chairs and thick drape curtains at the windows.

Accommodation and Catering

Our accommodation is situated on two different sites: Bailey and Parson's Field.

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Student updates

We offer students a unique opportunity to write a new chapter in Durham University's proud history.

Highlights

Cuth’s chose me!

Alex Lindqvist-Jones explains how college is key to creating your student experience.
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St Cuth’s Society spirit!

Sport, theatre, fashion and more. There is something for everyone at Cuth's!

Get in touch

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

St Cuthbert's Society

12 South Bailey

Durham

DH1 3EE, UK

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3343400

 

Brooks House

Old Elvet

Durham

DH1 3JP, UK

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 3346596