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University College, Durham
College Arms.
Motto Non nobis solum
"Not for ourselves alone"
Founded 1832
Master Professor Maurice Tucker
Location Palace Green
Students ~600 undergrad, ~25 postgrad
Durham Castle gatehouse
Durham Castle gatehouse

University College, commonly known as Castle, is a college of the University of Durham in England. It is the oldest of Durham's colleges, founded in 1832. Since 1837 it has been housed in Durham Castle, which dates from 1097 and is the oldest University building in the world. It also forms part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. The college still uses the ancient buildings, with meals eaten in the medieval Great Hall, and the bar located in an 11th century undercroft. Arms of the Durham colleges, drawn from the original grants by Jonathan Gough and Tim Packer. ... The keep of Durham Castle in the city of Durham in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Durham Castle is a Norman castle in the city of Durham in County Durham, England. ... Events Edgar I deposes Donald III to become king of Scotland. ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ... Durham Cathedral silhouetted against the sunset Durham Cathedral from nearby The Rose Window in the Chapel of the Nine Altars. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 11th century was that century which lasted from 1001 to 1100. ... An undercroft is a cellar or underground room, often brick-lined and vaulted, and used for storage in buildings since medieval times. ...

A total of approximately 600 undergraduates attend the college, making it slightly smaller than the average Durham college. Of these students, around 100 students live in the castle itself; in addition to these the College maintains some other halls of residence in the surrounding area. These are: Moatside Court, which is a modern development mainly inhabited by first years; Owengate which is a series of inter-connected houses along the lane of the same name; Cosin's Hall on Palace Green; and Bailey Court which faces similar accommodation belonging to Hatfield College. The college previously owned Lumley Castle, which it used as an accommodation block. In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Palace Green is a small area of grass in the centre of Durham in England, flanked by Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, collectively a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ... Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ... Lumley Castle is a 14th century courtyard castle at Chester-le-Street in the North of England, near to the city of Durham and a property of the Earl of Scarbrough. ...

It remains the most popular college for applications, with around fifteen students applying for every available place.

The student body ("JCR") is governed by an elected Executive Committee. The head of the 'Exec' is the Senior Man (even when a female student holds the role), supported by several other officers. Regular JCR meetings are held to discuss and vote on important issues. There are several other elected non-executive officers such as Returning Officer, Fresher Rep and Sports Captain who organise other important college functions. The Senior Man meets regularly with college and university authorities to represent the JCR. The term Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent college of the university, as well as to a physical room set aside for the college students use. ... The term college (Latin collegium) is most often used today to denote an educational institution. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees at all levels (bachelor, master, and doctor) in a variety of subjects. ...

The graduate community at Castle is active and the activities of the MCR are many and varied. In paticular, they organize events such as the college's entry into the inter-collegiate University Challenge competition, which acts as trials for the university's team. My Chemical Romance is a punk rock band with members from Belleville & Kearny, New Jersey, formed by frontman Gerard Way and ex-drummer Matt Pelissier in 2001. ... Typical setup University Challenge is a long-running British television quiz show. ...

The Senior Common Room, for academics and tutors attached to Castle, is a vibrant community. Its central events are the formal meals, often followed by a guest speaker.

Castle has an intense and legendary rivalry with nearby Hatfield College. Hatfield College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...

University College June Ball

University College is noted for holding The June Ball, an annual celebration on Midsummer's Night at the end of every academic year. It is the social highlight of the academic year and the most exclusive and prestigious event in Durham University. It has been described by the Guardian as one of the top 10 nights out in all of England. Tradition dictates that its theme remains closely hidden till the doors to the Castle open. It is sometimes known as 'The May Ball of the North'. Annual, from the Latin annuum, or year means pertaining to a year or happening every year. ... Illumination of Earth by Sun on the day of summer solstice on northern hemisphere The summer solstice is an astronomical term regarding the position of the Sun in relation to the celestial equator. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... The Guardian was also the name of a U.S. television series. ... The bridge over the River Cam at Clare College during its 2005 May Ball. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the...

Notable alumni

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External links

  • University College official website
  • University College JCR undergraduate student organisation
  • University College MCR postgraduate student organisation
  • University College SCR staff organisation
  • The June Ball website of The June Ball
  • The Undie website of the Univeristy College Bar
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