Welcome to the Castle JCRCastle Spotlight: CCA

Welcome to the Castle JCR

Welcome to the home of our undergraduate community within Durham University's oldest college - known as the Junior Common Room, or JCR!

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Castle Spotlight: CCA

Find more about what Castle Community Action (CCA) does in our beloved City of Durham; how you can be further involved; and more about their upcoming Auction evening event coming up this Saturday!

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Welcome to Castle

Hello and welcome to the Castle JCR! The JCR (short for Junior Common Room) is the name for the undergraduate body within college, but is so much more than just that – it does a huge amount for its members and contributes a great deal to the unique Durham University experience. It’s sort of like a […]


Castle has three balls across the academic year. Ladies Night in November, Halfway Hall in February and culminating in the June Ball in the last Tuesday of the Easter term. Each is its own unique experience with no two balls being the same, and all having their own special significance to each year group. Ladies’ […]


One of the things that makes Castle such a great place is that there’s simply so much to get involved with! We have everything from sports teams to societies to volunteering projects, all of which are a great way to do what you love with a group of like-minded people. University is the perfect time […]


Castle has excellent facilities for all students to use, including a library and PC room to support your academic work, an ‘Undercroft’ bar perfect for socialising, comfortable common areas for relaxation or group study as well as a gym, two chapels, three music rooms and a snooker room. To find out more about the wonderful […]