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Alumni Society

We are always delighted to hear from our alumni. If you studied with us, let us know what you are doing! We have an Alumni Facebook Group just for you, just send a request to join. Or you can email us with your news; and, of course, if you are ever back in Durham, do drop in! 

Among our many distinguished alumni: Robert Swan was the first man to walk to both poles, and a leading environmentalist. He studied Ancient History in Durham, from 1976-1979. Jenny Willott, who studied Classics at Durham, was MP for Cardiff Central between 2005 and 2015. (She made headlines when she resigned as Chris Huhne’s Parliamentary Aide over the issue of University tuition fees.) 

Support 

We're very grateful to our many alumni who have generously supported our Department's work. Thanks to their generosity we’ve been able to develop our outreach and community engagement work in some really exciting ways - and are now working on building up our Jenkinson-Rhodes scholarship fund, for future postgraduates. If you would like to support us by making a donation, you can do so by using this secure website.

  • Alumni events

    Academic insights, career resources and a global support network – Durham’s new virtual events series is here to help our community during Covid-19 and beyond.
    Group photo of the Classics Society at Hadrian's Wall
  • Alumni benefits

    Login and take a look at the exclusive opportunities open to you whether that is building up your personal and professional networks, continuing your learning or managing your career and professional development.
    Two students exiting a historic building.

Alumni events

Academic insights, career resources and a global support network – Durham’s new virtual events series is here to help our community during Covid-19 and beyond.
Group photo of the Classics Society at Hadrian's Wall

Alumni benefits

Login and take a look at the exclusive opportunities open to you whether that is building up your personal and professional networks, continuing your learning or managing your career and professional development.
Two students exiting a historic building.