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Durham University

Motto Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis
her foundations are set upon the holy hills (from Psalm 86 in the Latin Psalter)
Established 1832
Type Public
Endowment £ 47.3M (2005/6)
Chancellor Bill Bryson
Vice-Chancellor Prof Chris Higgins
Students 17,320 [1]
Undergraduates 12,025 [1]
Postgraduates 5,295 [1]
Location Durham City and Stockton-on-Tees, England
Colours Palatinate
                                 
Affiliations 1994 Group
European University Association
Association of MBAs
EQUIS
Universities UK
N8 Group
Association of Commonwealth Universities
Website http://www.dur.ac.uk/

Durham University is a university in County Durham, England. It was founded as the University of Durham (which remains its official and legal name[2]) by Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first new universities to open in England for over 500 years, and claims to be England's third oldest after Oxford and Cambridge[3] (although other higher education institutions also make this claim – see third oldest university in England debate). Co-located in Durham City, on the River Wear, and in Stockton-on-Tees, it is one of the UK's leading research universities. The Chancellor of the University is Bill Bryson, appointed by the University's Congregation on 4 April 2005. The University was named Sunday Times University of the Year in 2005, having previously been shortlisted for the award in 2004.[4] The post-nominal letters of graduates often have "Dunelm" attached to indicate the university. Image File history File links DU_2-col_lrg. ... 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Contents

History

Origins

The strong tradition of theological teaching in Durham gave rise to various attempts to form a university there, notably under King Henry VIII and Oliver Cromwell, who actually issued letters patent and nominated a procter and fellows for the establishment of a college in 1657, however, there was deep concern expressed by Oxford and Cambridge that the awarding of degree powers could hinder their position. [5] However it was not until 1832, when Parliament passed Henry VIII (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England and Lord of Ireland, later King of Ireland, from 22 April 1509 until his death. ... Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England, Scotland and Ireland into a republican Commonwealth and for the brutal war exercised in his conquest of Ireland. ... Letters Patent by Queen Victoria creating the office of Governor-General of Australia Letters patent are a type of legal instrument in the form of an open letter issued by a monarch or government granting an office, a right, monopoly, title, or status to someone or some entity such as... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ... Type Bicameral Houses House of Commons House of Lords Speaker of the House of Commons The Right Honourable Michael Martin MP Lord Speaker Hélène Hayman, Baroness Hayman, PC Members 1377 (646 Commons, 731 Peers) Political groups (as of May 5, 2005 elections) Labour Party Conservative Party Liberal Democrats...

"an Act to enable the Dean and Chapter of Durham to appropriate part of the property of their church to the establishment of a University in connection therewith"
 
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to fund a new university, that the University actually came into being. Accommodation was provided in the Archdeacon's Inn from 1833 to 1837 when an order of the Queen-in-Council was issued granting the use of Durham Castle (previously the Bishop's palace) as a college of the university [7]. The Act received Royal Assent and became law on 4 July 1832. The University's Royal Charter was granted on 1 June 1837 by William IV, with the first students graduating a week later.[8] In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Queen-in-Council is the legal designation of the executive branch of government. ... Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham in County Durham, England. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... William IV (William Henry; 21 August 1765 – 20 June 1837) was King of the United Kingdom and of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. ...

Durham Castle houses University College, making it the oldest inhabited university building in the world.
Durham Castle houses University College, making it the oldest inhabited university building in the world.[9][10]

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19th century

In 1846, Bishop Hatfield's Hall (later to become Hatfield College) was founded, providing for the first time in any British university the opportunity for students to obtain affordable lodgings with fully-catered communal eating. Those attending University College were expected to bring a servant with them to deal with cooking, cleaning and so on. Elsewhere, the University expanded from Durham into Newcastle in 1852 when the medical school there (established in 1834) became a college of the University[11]. This was joined in 1871 by the College of Physical Sciences (renamed the College of Science in 1884 and again renamed Armstrong College in 1904). St Cuthbert's Society was founded in 1888 to cater for non-resident students in Durham (although now mainly caters for resident students), while two teacher-training colleges — St Hild's for women, established in 1858, and The College of the Venerable Bede for men, established in 1839[12]. These merged to form a mixed college (the College of St Hild and St Bede) in 1975. From 1896 these were associated with the University and graduates of St Hild were the first female graduates from Durham in 1898. Thomas Hatfield was Bishop of Durham from 1345-1381. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... St Cuthberts Society, Durham St Cuthberts Society St Cuthberts Society, almost universally known as Cuths, is a college-level body of the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. ... College of St Hild and St Bede Durham University Named after The Venerable Bede & St Hild Established 1975 (precursors in 1839 and 1858) Principal Dr Alan Pearson Senior Tutor Mrs C A Carr SRC President Jon Broomhall Undergraduates 1123 Postgraduates 111 Website College of St Hild and St Bede SRC...


In 1842 the Durham Union Society was set up as a forum for debates, the first of which took place in the reading rooms in Hatfield Hall. It also served as the students' union (hence the name) until Durham Colleges Students' Representative Council was founded in 1899 (it was later renamed Durham Students' Union in 1963). The Durham Union Society is a debating society founded in 1842 by the students of the University of Durham. ... Durham Students Unions building, Dunelm House The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ...


For most of the 19th century, University of Durham degrees were subject to a religion test and could only be taken by members of the established church. This situation lasted until the University Test Act of 1871. However, "dissenters" were able to attend Durham and then receive degrees of the University of London, which were not subject to any religious test, on completing their course. The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ...


Following the grant of a supplemental charter in 1895 allowing women to receive degrees of the University, the Women's Hostel (St Mary's College from 1919) was founded in 1899. St Marys College Durham University Named after The blessed virgin St Mary Established 1899 Principal Jenny Hobbs MBE Senior Tutor Gillian Boughton JCR President Emma Thompson Undergraduates 641 Postgraduates 35 Website St Marys College JCR Website St Marys JCR Boat Club Website St. ...


20th century

The Newcastle division of the University, in particular Armstrong College, quickly grew to outnumber the Durham colleges, despite the addition of two Anglican foundations: St Chad's College (1904) and St John's College (1909). A parliamentary bill proposed in 1907 would have fixed the seat of the University in Durham for only ten years, allowing the Senate to choose to move to Newcastle after this. This was blocked by a local MP, with the support of graduates of the Durham colleges, until the bill was modified to establish a federal university with its seat fixed in Durham. This reform also removed the University from the authority of the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral, who had nominally been in charge of the University since its foundation. Thirty years after this, the Royal Commission of 1937 recommended changes in the constitution of the federal University, resulting in the merger of the two Newcastle colleges to form King's College. Anglicanism commonly refers to the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Communion, the churches that are in full communion with the see of Canterbury. ... St Chads College Durham University Named after Chad of Mercia Established 1904 Principal The Revd Canon Dr J. P. Cassidy Senior Tutor Dr Margaret Masson Senior Man Alistair Gordon Undergraduates 321 Postgraduates 63 Website St Chads College JCR Website Chads JCR Boat Club Website Chads Boat Club Campus... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Durham Cathedrals famous Sanctuary Knocker on the North Door Ground plan of Durham Cathedral Legend of the founding of Durham depicted on cathedral The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, which is almost always referred to as Durham Cathedral, in the city... In states that are Commonwealth Realms a Royal Commission is a major government public inquiry into an issue. ...


After the Second World War, the Durham division expanded rapidly. St Aidan's Society (St Aidan's College from 1965) was founded in 1947 to cater for non-resident women and the decision was made to expand onto Elvet Hill, vastly expanding the existing pure science provision in Durham, and adding applied science and engineering. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Elvet Hill is situated on the south bank of the River Wear in the city of Durham, in County Durham, in England. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Engineering is the design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ...


In 1947 the foundation stones for the new St Mary's College building on Elvet Hill were laid by Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II). The new building opened in 1952. In the same year, tensions surfaced again over the Durham-Newcastle divide, with a proposal to change the name of the University to the University of Durham and Newcastle. This motion was defeated in Convocation (the assembly of members of the University) by 135 votes to 129. Eleven years later, with the Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne Act, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, leaving Durham based solely in its home city. Elvet Hill is situated on the south bank of the River Wear in the city of Durham, in County Durham, in England. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... A Convocation (Latin calling together, translating the Greek ecclesia) is a group of people formally assembled for a special purpose. ... Newcastle University is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ...


By this time, the Elvet Hill site was well established, with the first of the new colleges, Grey College (named after the second Earl Grey, who was the Prime Minister when the University was founded) being founded in 1959. Expansion up Elvet Hill continued, with Van Mildert College and the Durham Business School (1965), Trevelyan College (1966) and Collingwood College (1972) all being added to the University, along with a botanic garden (1970). Grey College can refer to: Grey College, University of Durham, England Grey College, Bloemfontein, South Africa This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Right Honourable Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764–17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Durham Business School (DBS) in Durham, UK, is the international business school of Durham University. ... Trevelyan College, Durham Trevelyan College, affectionately known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in northern England. ... Collingwood College Durham University Named after Sir Edward Collingwood Established 1972 Principal Professor Jane Taylor Senior Tutor Dr Steve Rayner JCR President Sam Medd Undergraduates 1134 Postgraduates 41 Website Collingwood College JCR Website JCR Website Boat Club Website Collingwood Boat Club Campus Durham City Collingwood College in the winter of... The Durham University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Durham, England. ...


These were not the only developments in the University, however. The Graduate Society, catering for postgraduate students, was founded in 1965 (renamed Ustinov College in 2003) and the Roman Catholic seminary of Ushaw College, which had been in Durham since 1808, was licensed as a hall of residence in 1968. By 1990 the last male-only college became mixed, leaving St Mary's as the last single-sex college. In 2005, St. Mary's College had its first mixed undergraduate intake. In October 2006, Josephine Butler College, a long-standing development, opened its doors to students as Durham's newest college; the only purpose-built self catering college for students within Durham. Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... Ustinov College, Durham New accommodation blocks at the Howlands site. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A seminary or theological college is a specialized and often live-in higher education institution for the purpose of instructing students (seminarians) in philosophy, theology, spirituality and the religious life, usually in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ... St Marys College Durham University Named after The blessed virgin St Mary Established 1899 Principal Jenny Hobbs MBE Senior Tutor Gillian Boughton JCR President Emma Thompson Undergraduates 641 Postgraduates 35 Website St Marys College JCR Website St Marys JCR Boat Club Website St. ... Josephine Butler College is the newest college at Durham University, having opened in October 2006. ...


Queen's Campus, Stockton

In 1992 a joint venture between the University and the University of Teesside saw the Joint University College on Teesside of the Universities of Durham and Teesside (JUCOT) established at Stockton-on-Tees, 23 miles to the south of Durham. The University of Teesside, based in Middlesbrough, England, has a student body of 20,685 students as of 2005. ... Stockton-on-Tees is an industrial town and port on the River Tees in north-eastern England. ...


This was initially intended to grant joint degrees validated by both institutions (BAs and BScs). However, Teesside, which had only become a university in 1992, had difficulties in taking on its responsibilities for the college and Durham took full control of the new college in 1994. A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... BSC is an abbreviation for: Bachelor of Science (usually written BSc), an academic science degree Base Station Controller, a subsystem in a GSM mobile phone network Binary symmetric channel in coding theory Binary Synchronous Communications, a data link protocol developed by IBM in the 1960s In medical literature: best supportive...


A programme of integration with Durham began, leading to the college becoming University College, Stockton (UCS) in 1996 — a college of the University of Durham and the only college with teaching responsibilities.


Further integration lead to the campus being renamed the University of Durham, Stockton Campus (UDSC) in 1998, removing teaching responsibilities from the College. In 2001, two new colleges, John Snow and George Stephenson (after the physician and the engineer) were established at Stockton, replacing UCS, and the new medical school (which operates in association with the University of Newcastle upon Tyne) took in its first students — the first medics to join Durham since 1963. In 2002, her golden jubilee year, the Queen granted the title "Queen's Campus" to the Stockton site. John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... George Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Dr. John Snow John Snow (16 March 1813 - 16 June 1858) was a British physician and a leader in the adoption of anaesthesia and medical hygiene, and is considered one of the fathers of epidemiology for his work in tracing the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho, Westminster, England... George Stephenson George Stephenson For the British politician, see George Stevenson. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... Newcastle University is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ... A Golden Jubilee is a celebration held to mark a 50th anniversary of a monarchs reign. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


As of 2005 Queen's Campus, Stockton accounts for around 18% of the total university student population.[13] This is likely to increase in coming years thanks to future expansion plans.


A curious fact about Queen's Campus, Stockton, is that it is located on the south bank of the River Tees within Thornaby-on-Tees. For centuries the Tees formed the historical division between the historic counties of Yorkshire and Durham, with Thornaby-On-Tees being one of the most northern towns in Yorkshire. With the creation of the county borough of Teesside in 1968 areas both north and south of the river were removed from their historic counties. Teesside itself was engulfed into the County of Cleveland in 1974. Yet another local government change in 1996 saw the breakup of the county of Cleveland into the current four unitary authorities of Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland & Stockton-On-Tees. With this latest reorganisation Thornaby-On-Tees became part of the borough of Stockton-On-Tees, however the town of Stockton-On-Tees itself is located on the north ('County Durham') side of the river. The upshot of all this is that a significant proportion of Durham University is actually located within the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, rather than County Durham. Adding to the confusion, plans exist to expand the campus onto the north bank of the River Tees, splitting the campus between the two historic counties. The Tees is a river in Northern England. ... Thornaby-on-Tees is a civil parish within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees, in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. ... The historic counties of England are ancient subdivisions of England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Arms of the County Borough of Teesside Teesside is the name given to the conurbation in northern England based on Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar, along the banks of the River Tees with a resident population of over 388,000 in 2005. ... Status: Non-metropolitan county Admin. ... Middlesbrough is a unitary authority and borough in North Yorkshire, North East England. ... Hartlepool is a local government district and borough in the ceremonial county of County Durham, North East England. ... The borough of Redcar & Cleveland is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, United Kingdom consisting of Redcar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, and small towns such as Brotton, Skelton, and Loftus. ... Stockton-on-Tees is a unitary authority and borough in the Tees Valley area of north-east England, with a resident population in 2001 of 178,408, rising to 185,880 in 2005 estimates. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county, located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in that region and also partly in North East England. ...


Academic Year

The academic year is divided into 3 terms. Michaelmas Term lasts ten weeks from October to December; Epiphany Term lasting nine weeks from January to March; and Easter Term lasting nine weeks from April to July. Within Michaelmas term, the academic week begins on a Thursday with lectures starting on the first Thursday of October and ending on a Wednesday. All other terms begin their academic week on a Monday. Internally the weeks are classed as 'Durham Weeks' with the first week of Michealmas starting at week 10. Michaelmas term is the first term of Oxford University, Cambridge University, LSE, University of Wales, Lampeter, Durham University, and formerly University of Newcastle upon Tynes academic year, and is the only term name shared by Oxford and Cambridge, Oxford and Lampeter and Oxford and Durham. ... Epiphany may refer to. ...


Students at the University are also expected to 'Keep Term'[14], whereby students must fulfil their academic requirements at the University. As such Heads of departments must be satisfied that each student has attended all necessary tutorials, seminars and practical work throughout the term and vacation period.


Campuses

Durham University is situated on two main campuses:

  • Durham City Campus: The main campus of the university and contains 14 of the 16 colleges along with most of the academic departments. The Durham City campus is itself divided into several different sites:
    • Science site: Contains the vast majority of departments and large lecture theatres such as Appleby, Scarbourgh, James Duff and Heywood, along with the Main library and Elvet Hill colleges.
    • Mountjoy Site: Contains the psychology and biological & biomedical schools, along with various research centres.
    • Old Elvet: Current site of the Univeristy's administration in Old Shire Hall, although it is planned to move to mountjoy.
    • The Bailey: Home to mostly Humanities and Social Sciences such as Law and Theology along with the Bailey colleges.
  • Queens Campus, Stockton: There are currently a limited number of subjects studied at Queen's Campus. Current subjects are: Medicine (shared with Newcastle University), Biomedical Sciences, Business (with various specialities), Applied Psychology, Primary education and Human Sciences. The University has recently purchased a four acres on the North bank of Stockton and has plans to develop the academic structure at Queens and the possibility of a new college.[15]

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Academic Standards

Research

The University is part of the 1994 Group and the N8 Group of Universities. Durham was ranked eighteenth for quality of research out of 124 of the institutions which took part in the UK Funding Councils' 2001 Research Assessment Exercise[16]. Nearly 87% of the University's academic staff are located in departments with top research ratings of 5 or 5*. With Durham's research averaging a 5 rating — "international excellence in more than half of the research activity submitted and attainable levels of national excellence in the remainder". In terms of individual academic departments, the Department of Geography is considered one of the best in the United Kingdom and a world leader in many research areas, gaining a 6* rating.[17]. Other subjects that gained a 5* rating in the RAE were Applied Mathematics, Physics, English, History, and Law[18] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The N8 Group comprises eight research-intensive universities in the north of England. ... The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Education and Skills in the United Kingdom which distributes funding to Universities and Colleges of Higher and Further Education in England since 1992. ... The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is an exercise undertaken every 5 years on behalf of the four UK higher education funding councils (HEFCE, SHEFC, HEFCW, DELNI) to evaluate the quality of research undertaken by British higher education institutions. ... Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that concerns itself with the mathematical techniques typically used in the application of mathematical knowledge to other domains. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The title page to The Historians History of the World. ... Lady Justice or Justitia is a personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system (particularly in Western art). ...


In 2005 the Times Higher Education Supplement's, citation rankings placed Durham as the number 1 university in the UK for its impact of scientific research. [19]


Reputation & Rankings

National league tables tend to recently place Durham in the top ten universities in the UK. The 2007 (2006) University League Table published by The Times placed Durham 10th overall[20], with the Sunday Times placing Durham 8th nationally[21] and naming Durham the Sunday Times University of the Year in 2005[22]. The Good University Guide also positioned Durham in 10th place nationally[23]. The Guardian placed Durham 17th (25th) nationally, lower due to the university's record on "inclusiveness" in relation to its state school intake and student staff ratio. The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ... The Sunday Times University of the Year is an annual award given to a British university by The Sunday Times. ... The Good University Guide is a guide to British Universities published annually. ... The Guardian is a British newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. ...


Internationally in the two attempts at producing World University Rankings, Durham was rated by The Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2007[24] [2006][25], with an estimate of 151st-200th [151st-200th] in the world. Moreover, it was ranked with an estimate of 16th-23rd [16th-22nd] in the United Kingdom. In The Times Higher Education Supplement 2006 Durham was placed 132nd globally, down from its 2005 positon of 83rd.[26] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... // One of the well known rankings, THES - QS publishes an annual report about world rankings. ... The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ...


In other assessments and league tables Durham has been positioned the following:

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Student life and future developments

Dunelm House, home of the Durham Students' Union
Dunelm House, home of the Durham Students' Union
Doxbridge Tournament Logo

Teams from Durham won University Challenge in both 1977 and 2000.[29] The Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence is one of only four (the others being Oxford, Cambridge and Loughborough) to play first-class matches. Durham was ranked 5th across all sports by the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) in 2005. It is also the current BUSA rowing champion, keeping the title won in 2004. Since 1975 the university has played host to the Durham Drama Festival. Music is also a high-ranking activity in Durham, particularly marked by the Durham University Chamber Choir. Durham University is one of three universities to compete in the Doxbridge Tournament, a sporting competition between Durham University, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. In the 2007 tournament, Durham won over half the trophies available at Doxbridge, with John Snow College (Queens Campus) largely dominating the tournament, winning the women's football, badminton and men's rugby and coming runner up in the mixed hockey, men's football and women's hockey. Other notable results from Durham were St. Cuthbert's Society winning the netball and George Stephenson college (Queens Campus) coming runners up in the badminton. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Durham Students Unions building, Dunelm House The Durham Students Union is a body, set up as the Durham Colleges Students’ Representative Council in 1899 and renamed in 1969, with the intention of representing and providing welfare and services for the students of the University of Durham in Durham, England. ... Image File history File links Doxbridge. ... Image File history File links Doxbridge. ... University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show, licensed and produced by Granada Television. ... The Durham University Centre of Cricketing Excellence is the full name of the unviersitys cricketing coaching centre, and the university cricket team when they participate in first class matches. ... First-class cricket matches are those between international teams or the highest standard of domestic teams in which teams have two innings each. ... The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) is the governing body for United Kingdom. ... The Durham Drama Festival is an open-access drama festival held annually in Durham, England. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the worlds most prestigious universities. ...


The presence of Durham Cathedral is felt strongly within the University and city. It provides opportunities both for worship and for music-making, the Cathedral Choir offering seven scholarships to students of the University. Several of the colleges (University College, Hatfield, St Chad's, St John's and Hild-Bede) also offer organ and choral scholarships to prospective students.


In 2005 the University unveiled a re-branded logotype and renamed itself as "Durham University". The news was poorly received among many academic and student members of the university, with Van Mildert JCR going as far as boycotting the new name and logo.[30] However, the official name of the institution remains the University of Durham and the official coat of arms is unchanged. This article or section should include material from logo design, discuss it at Talk:Logo design A logotype, commonly known as a logo, is the graphic element of a trademark or brand, which is set in a special typeface/font, or arranged in a particular, but legible, way. ...

Student numbers
Student numbers

In the last half of the 20th century, the number of students at the university has grown considerably, and continues to grow with the addition of Queen's Campus, Stockton. The more recent rises are in line with government policy of increasing access to higher education. Image File history File links Durham_student_graph. ... Image File history File links Durham_student_graph. ...


In 1989 the University started its fund-raising and alumni office, with a virtual community for alumni[31] and several large gifts made to the University, including for the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, the department of Physics and the Wolfson Research Institute. An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... The Wolfson Research Institute is a purpose-built research building and research division of the University of Durham. ...


Student views and opinions are well represented by Durham21, an independent student website which has won the NUS Website of the Year Award in five of the last six years and is also the current holder. In print, student views are represented by fortnightly newspaper Palatinate. Durham21. ... Palatinate is the Durham University student newspaper. ...


In 2006 Josephine Butler College, opened at the Howlands Farm site on Elvet Hill. This was the first new college to open in Durham itself since the 1970s, at the creation of Collingwood. Josephine Butler College is the newest college at Durham University, having opened in October 2006. ... Elvet Hill is situated on the south bank of the River Wear in the city of Durham, in County Durham, in England. ...


The University's Strategic Plan through to 2010 is at the University's web site.[32]


Faculties

The teaching departments of the University are divided into three faculties: Science, Arts and Humanities, and Social Sciences and Health. Each faculty has a Dean and one or more Deputy Deans. These, along with the heads of the departments in the faculty, the Vice-Chancellor, and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors, make up the Faculty Board for that faculty. Each department also has a Board of Studies consisting of the Dean and Deputy Dean of their faculty, the teaching staff of the department, and student representatives. See also Natural Sciences, one of the largest degree programmes. Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... Natural Sciences (or NatSci) is one of the most popular degree programmes offered by the University of Durham, administered by the Sub-Dean of Science (Dr Dave Robson as of March 2007), offering either BSc (3 years) or MSc (4 year undergraduate) Natural Sciences degrees or a named route/joint...

Faculty of Social Science & Health

  • Department of Anthropology
  • School of Applied Social Sciences
  • Department of Archaeology
  • Durham Business School (Including the Economic, Finance and Business Departments)
  • School of Education
  • Department of Geography
  • School of Government and International Affairs (Including the Politics department and the Institute for Middle East and Islamic Studies)
  • School for Health
  • Department of Law

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Department of Classics
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Includes Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish Departments)
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Theology and Religion

Faculty of Science

  • School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • Department of Mathematical Science
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Psychology

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Colleges

University college, the oldest of the 16 Durham Colleges
University college, the oldest of the 16 Durham Colleges

Durham is the only British university apart from Oxford, Cambridge and London to operate a collegiate structure in that all the colleges at Durham are "listed bodies"[33] under the Education Reform Act, 1988, "recognised by the UK authorities as being able to offer courses leading to a degree of a recognised body" (the "recognised body" being, in this case, the federal University). This is same legal status as the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge and the constituent institutions of the University of Wales, and sets Durham colleges apart from those at the universities of Kent, Lancaster, and York, which have no legal standing. However, unlike at Oxford, Cambridge, Wales, and London, there is no formal teaching at most Durham colleges (although St John's, St Chad's and Ushaw College offer college-based programmes in Theology and a few other subjects usually in conjunction with the University). The colleges dominate the residential, social, sporting, and pastoral functions within the university, and there is heavy student involvement in their operation. Image File history File links Yard2. ... Image File history File links Yard2. ... The University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru in Welsh) is a federal university founded in 1893. ...


Formal dinners (known as "formals") are held at many colleges; gowns are often worn to these events. There is a great deal of intercollegiate rivalry, particularly in rowing and other sporting activities. There is also rivalry between the older colleges of the Bailey and the newer colleges of the Hill. Formal dinner involves dining in the collegiate manner served by college servants, whilst wearing academic dress, and is usually lit by candles. ... The academic dress of the University of Durham is based fairly closely on that of Oxford, although its subfusc clothing follows the Cambridge style, with a few graduates wearing bands and white ties. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... The Bailey colleges are a group of colleges of Durham University that are located on the historic penisula around North and South Bailey street. ... In several collegiate universities, a group of the colleges are known as the hill colleges. ...


Types of college

The University is collegiate in structure. There are four different sorts of college: Maintained Colleges and Societies, Recognised Colleges, Licensed Halls of Residence, and Affiliated Colleges.

  • Maintained Colleges are not financially independent of the University and their principals are appointed by Council. The colleges are represented on Council by the Dean of Colleges, chosen from among the principals.
  • The Recognised Colleges (St John's and St Chad's) and Licensed Halls (Ushaw) are 'recognised' as constituent colleges of the University, but they are separately incorporated and are governed, financed and managed independently of the University, being educational charities in their own right. However, as a condition of their recognition, University Council must approve the appointment of their principal and be notified of changes to their constitutions. There is also a requirement that they must be within County Durham.
  • Affiliated Colleges Codrington College, Barbados (and, until 1967, Fourah Bay College, Sierra Leone) is an overseas institute that presents its students for University of Durham examinations. It not generally considered part of the collegiate structure of the University and is listed as an "Affiliated College" in the University Statutes rather than as one of the "Colleges and Societies".

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List of colleges

See also: Former colleges of Durham University

Most of the colleges located in Durham itself can be grouped into two areas of the city. Bailey colleges are those located on the peninsula formed by a meander of the River Wear, and Hill colleges are on Elvet Hill on the other side of the river. Queen's Campus, Stockton, is 23 miles south of Durham, in the town of Stockton-on-Tees. Former colleges of Durham University are those colleges that have been part of Durham University, but have since folded or cancelled their association with Durham. ... The Bailey is a street in Durham so-named because of its situation in relation to the Norman motte and bailey-style castle. ... Stockton-on-Tees is an industrial town and port on the River Tees in north-eastern England. ...

Shield Scarf colours College Founded Undergraduates Post-graduates Campus Website
                                 
St Aidan's 1947 806 28 Durham (Hill) [1]
                                 
St Chad's 1904 321 63 Durham (Bailey) [2]
                                 
Collingwood 1972 1134 41 Durham (Hill) [3]
                 
St. Cuthbert's Society 1888 1144 67 Durham (Bailey) [4]
                                         
Grey 1959 932 50 Durham (Hill) [5]
                                                                           
Hatfield 1846 736 29 Durham (Bailey) [6]
                                 
                                 
St. Hild & St. Bede 1975 1123 111 Durham [7]
                                                                 
St. John's 1909 392 55 Durham (Bailey) [8]
Josephine Butler 2006 ~400 30 Durham (Hill) [9]
                                 
St. Mary's 1899 641 35 Durham (Hill) [10]
       
Trevelyan 1966 625 42 Durham (Hill) [11]
                                 
University 1832 694 59 Durham (Bailey) [12]
                                                                           
Van Mildert 1965 1037 39 Durham (Hill) [13]
Ustinov 1965 0 1253 Durham (Hill) [14]
George Stephenson 2001 1001 30 Queen's [15]
John Snow 2001 899 17 Queen's [16]
Ushaw 1568 n/a* n/a* Ushaw Moor [17]
Notes
– as the Graduate Society
– Postgraduate-Only College
* – Roman Catholic Seminary

Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... St Aidans College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... St Chads College Durham University Named after Chad of Mercia Established 1904 Principal The Revd Canon Dr J. P. Cassidy Senior Tutor Dr Margaret Masson Senior Man Alistair Gordon Undergraduates 321 Postgraduates 63 Website St Chads College JCR Website Chads JCR Boat Club Website Chads Boat Club Campus... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Collingwood College Durham University Named after Sir Edward Collingwood Established 1972 Principal Professor Jane Taylor Senior Tutor Dr Steve Rayner JCR President Sam Medd Undergraduates 1134 Postgraduates 41 Website Collingwood College JCR Website JCR Website Boat Club Website Collingwood Boat Club Campus Durham City Collingwood College in the winter of... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... St Cuthberts Society, Durham St Cuthberts Society St Cuthberts Society, almost universally known as Cuths, is a college-level body of the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Grey College, Durham Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... For Hatfield Technical College please see University of Hertfordshire Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England (the third oldest English university). ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... College of St Hild and St Bede Durham University Named after The Venerable Bede & St Hild Established 1975 (precursors in 1839 and 1858) Principal Dr Alan Pearson Senior Tutor Mrs C A Carr SRC President Jon Broomhall Undergraduates 1123 Postgraduates 111 Website College of St Hild and St Bede SRC... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... St Johns College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Josephine Butler College is the newest college at Durham University, having opened in October 2006. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... St Marys College Durham University Named after The blessed virgin St Mary Established 1899 Principal Jenny Hobbs MBE Senior Tutor Gillian Boughton JCR President Emma Thompson Undergraduates 641 Postgraduates 35 Website St Marys College JCR Website St Marys JCR Boat Club Website St. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Trevelyan College, Durham Trevelyan College, affectionately known as Trevs, is a college of the University of Durham in northern England. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Van Mildert College, commonly known as Mildert, is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Ustinov College, Durham New accommodation blocks at the Howlands site. ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Stephenson College Durham University Stephenson College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... John Snow College is a college of the University of Durham in England, and one of two located at Queens Campus in Stockton-on-Tees, 37 km (23 miles) south of the city of Durham itself. ... Image File history File links Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... Ushaw College is a Roman Catholic seminary, founded at Douai in France in 1568, which moved to Ushaw Moor, four miles west of Durham in England in 1808 and became a Licensed Hall of the University of Durham in 1968. ...

Governance

The University holds the powers to award degrees under the Royal Charter of 1837, extended to include the power to award degrees to women under the Supplementary Charter of 1895. However, the rules governing how the University is constituted are to be found in the Statutes put in place by the Universities of Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne Act, 1963, and subsequently amended by the Privy Council. The Statutes provide that: "The University shall be governed by a Visitor, Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, Convocation, Council, Senate, and Boards of Studies." Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ...


Visitor

The Visitor for the University of Durham is the Bishop of Durham. The Visitor is the final arbiter of any dispute within the University, except in those areas where legislation has removed this to the law courts or other ombudsmen. A Visitor, in United Kingdom law and history, is an overseer of an autonomous ecclesiastical or eleemosynary institution (i. ... Arms of the Bishop of Durham The Bishop of Durham is the officer of the Church of England responsible for the diocese of Durham, one of the oldest in the country. ... An ombudsman (English plural: ombudsmans or ombudsmen) is an official, usually (but not always) appointed by the government or by parliament, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. ...


Student complaints and appeals were heard by the Visitor until the Higher Education Act 2004 came into force.[34] Student complaints are now heard by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education.


Chancellor

The Chancellor is the nominal head of the University. He or she is nominated by the Council and Senate and appointed by Convocation. The current Chancellor is the author Bill Bryson. William Bill McGuire Bryson, OBE, (born December 8, 1951) is a best-selling American-born author of humorous books on travel, as well as books on the English language and on scientific subjects. ...


Until 1909, the University was nominally governed by the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral. Following the University of Durham Act, 1908, the University has, like most other British universities, been headed by a Chancellor. Durham Cathedrals famous Sanctuary Knocker on the North Door Ground plan of Durham Cathedral Legend of the founding of Durham depicted on cathedral The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, which is almost always referred to as Durham Cathedral, in the city...

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Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive of the University. He or she also holds the positions of "Warden of the Durham Colleges" and is appointed by the Council. The deputy to the Vice Chancellor is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor who also holds the position of "Sub-Warden of the Durham Colleges" and deputises for the Vice-Chancellor. There may also be additional Pro-Vice-Chancellors. The previous Vice-Chancellor, Sir Kenneth Calman, left the University in April 2007, with the new Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Higgins succeeding him. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Professor Chris Higgins is, since 1998, the Director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Head of Division in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. ...


Convocation

Convocation is the assembly of members of the University. It consists of the Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor, and Pro-Vice-Chancellors, all graduates, the teaching staff (lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, and professors), and the heads of colleges and licensed halls of residence. It meets once a year in order to hear the Vice-Chancellor's Address and to debate any business relating to the University. Its powers are limited to appointing the Chancellor (and even then, only on the nomination of Council and Senate) and the making of representations to the University on any business debated.


Council

Council is the executive body of the University. In addition to representatives from the University it includes the Dean of Durham Cathedral and representatives of the alumni, the Students' Union and the local councils. Its powers include establishing and maintaining colleges, and recognising non-maintained colleges and licensed halls of residence.


Senate

Senate is the supreme governing body of the University in academic matters. It nominates the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellors to Council, and recommends the establishment of Faculties and Boards of Studies. It is Senate that grants degrees, and has the authority to revoke them. It also regulates the use of academic dress of the University. The academic dress of the University of Durham is based fairly closely on that of Oxford, although its subfusc clothing follows the Cambridge style, with a few graduates wearing bands and white ties. ...


Notable alumni

See List of Durham University people

Notable alumni of the University include writers Minette Walters, Sir Harold Evans and Edward Bradley. Other high profile former students include the TV newsreader George Alagiah, Matthew Amroliwala, Kate Silverton and Jeremy Vine as well as Biddy Baxter and the environmentalist David Bellamy. The inventor of Hawk-Eye Paul Hawkins and the creator of the eden project Tim Smit are alumni of the University as are General Sir Richard Dannatt and Rear-Admiral Amjad Hussain, Labour MP Mo Mowlam and the former Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Mike Tomlinson. In the sporting arena Durham holds Will Carling, the former England rugby captain, Jonathan Edwards, Olympic gold medal-winning triple jumper, Andrew Strauss, England cricket player and Gabby Logan, former international gymnast amongst its alumni. This is a list of alumni associated with Durham University, founded in 1832 in England. ... Minette Walters (born 26 September 1949) is a best-selling English crime and thriller novelist, who has received many awards for her writing and is published in 35 countries. ... Harold Evans Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born June 28 1928) is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. ... There are a few persons with the name Edward Bradley: Edward Bradley (1827-1889), novelist and clergyman Edward Bradley (1808-1847), U.S Representative from Michigan There is also the CBS news reporter, Ed Bradley. ... George Alagiah photographed in April 2005. ... Son of an Royal Air Force officer, he was educated at St Chads College, Durham University. ... Kate Silverton (born 4 August 1970)[1] is an English newsreader who works for the BBC. She presents on the rolling news channel BBC News 24 on Monday-Thursday between 8:30 and 11a. ... Jeremy Vine (born May 17, 1965, Epsom, Surrey) is an English current affairs presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Biddy Baxter was born in Leicester and educated at St Marys College, Durham University. ... David Bellamy Professor David J. Bellamy OBE (born 18 January 1933) is an English botanist, author, broadcaster and environmental campaigner. ... Hawk-Eye cricket simulation Hawk-Eye is a computer system used in cricket, tennis and other sports to track the path of the ball. ... Paul Hawkins Nationality: Australian Date of birth: 12 October 1937 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Date of death: 26 May 1969 - Oulton Park, Cheshire, England The son of a racing motorcyclist-turned-church minister, this tough Australian was a capable single seater driver but really made his mark as an outstanding sports... The Eden Project Inside the tropical Biome The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex in England. ... Tim Smit (born 1954) is a Netherlands-born British business man, famous for his work on the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, both in Cornwall, England. ... General Sir Francis Richard Dannatt, KCB, CBE, MC (born 23 December 1950) is the Chief of the General Staff, the professional head of the British Army. ... Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain is a high-ranking officer in the Royal Navy. ... The Right Honourable Marjorie Mo Mowlam (September 18, 1949 - August 19, 2005) was a British politician, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Labour MP. Her personal charisma, reputation for plain speaking and successful fight against a brain tumour led her to be perceived by many as one of... Sir Mike Tomlinson CBE is the chair of the Working Group for 14–19 Reform which has been commissioned by the British Government to look into reform of the syllabus and qualifications structure for 14–19 year-olds in the English education system. ... William Carling OBE (born December 12, 1965) is a former Rugby union player, and captain of England from 1988 to 1996. ... Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758) was a colonial American Congregational preacher, theologian, and missionary to Native Americans. ... Andrew John Strauss MBE, (born 2 March 1977 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is an English cricketer who plays county cricket for Middlesex County Cricket Club and Test matches and One-Day Internationals for England. ... Gabby Logan (born Gabrielle Nicole Yorath on 24 April 1973) is a British television presenter and former Welsh international gymnast. ...


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