St Cuthbert’s Society, University of Durham

St Cuthbert’s Society is one of the largest ‘colleges’ of the University of Durham. Whilst not technically a college – St Cuthbert’s is a society rather than a college – Cuth’s was initially formed by students – the college was formalised in 1947 after St Cuthbert’s appointed its first principal.

Founded in 1888, St Cuthbert’s Society is affectionately known to its members and other Durham University students as ‘Cuth’s’. The college boat club was formed in 1893. Famous alumni of St Cuth’s include Leo Blair, father of the former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

St Cuth’s motto is gratia gratiam parit – ‘friendship begets friendship’.

Contact St Cuthbert’s Society

Principal: Professor Elizabeth Archibald

St Cuthbert’s Society, University of Durham
12 South Bailey,

0191 334 3400

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