Welcome to the Castle JCRWest Courtyard RenovationCastle Spotlight: Friends of Kumi Hospital

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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West Courtyard Renovation

Find out more about the upcoming redevelopment of the West Courtyard taking place at the end of 2017:

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Castle Spotlight: Friends of Kumi Hospital

This academic year, University College will be supporting 'Friends of Kumi Hospital', a charity located in Eastern Uganda, in memory of the late Eva Schumacher-Reid. Eva was passionate about the work carried out in Kumi, as the founder of the charity Frances was a close friend of hers.

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West Courtyard Renovation

The West Courtyard renovation has been in planning for a number of years. The current plan involves moving the Toastie Bar to the other side of the room and creating a seating area in the outside area behind the current location of the Toastie Bar (see Courtyard Panorama). The new Toastie Bar will be made […]

JCR Exec 2017/18 Elections

The Elections for the JCR Exec positions for the next academic year have come round at this point in Epiphany term, all candidate resources have been collated and updated as they come in. For more details on the present Exec Committee members and their roles, see here.   For on-demand results on elections from every […]

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 […]


The weekly update of how all are college sport teams within University College are doing, from your lovely Unions and Societies Officer!   Michaelmas 2016: Issue 1 | Issue 2 | Issue 3   Epiphany 2017: Castle-Hatfield Day 2017 Special Issue | Issue 4