Welcome to St Cuthbert’s Society, affectionately known as ‘Cuth’s’!
St Cuthbert’s Society is one of the oldest student communities in the University. It was set up in 1888 by a small group of local and mature students who did not wish to live in residential colleges, but did want to be part of a community. This independent spirit is a strong part of our college tradition today. Cuth’s is made up of the student body which forms the Junior Common Room (JCR), college staff, and the Senior Common Room (SCR). The SCR includes University staff, alumni (former students), and members of the wider Durham community. SCR members enjoy interacting with students at social and scholarly events; some of them act as College Mentors, some give careers advice, and this helps to enhance your experience as a Durham student, and your awareness of local heritage and activities.
Cuth’s has a proud history of not being afraid to be different, that’s why we’re historically a society, not a college and it’s amazing to see that legacy live on today in the inclusivity, creativity, and dedication of our current students. The name “society” now has no practical influence on how we operate in comparison to other colleges, but it does help us keep that part of our history alive and remind ourselves that although we are one of the oldest colleges in Durham (founded in 1888, making us the third-oldest), we remain as forward-thinking as those students who founded Cuth’s all those years ago as an alternative to the existing structures. This mix of the traditional with the independent and alternative is a key part of what makes us the college we are today.
Our main college home page can be found here.
9:30 am - 12:30 pm – College Drop In
9.40 am - 12.30 pm – College Tours
Tours of both sites will be leaving from 12 South Bailey Reception every 20 minutes from between 9.40 am and 12.30 pm.
At St Cuthbert's Society, we are able to offer some additional financial support to students and societies. Find out more about the different grant and award schemes that can be applied to here.St Cuthbert's Financial Support
View our information below to find out more about St Cuth's
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