St. Mary's College Society Alumni Weekend 13 to 15 Sept 2024

calendarFriday, 13 September 2024 to Sunday, 15 September 2024
St Mary's College
St Mary's College Society Reunion Weekend and 125th Anniversary Celebration

St Mary’s College Society warmly invites you to join us for the Annual Reunion Weekend from the 13th to the 15th of September 2024. This year St Mary’s College celebrates 125 years since its official inauguration and SMCS is delighted to honour this significant achievement.

This year’s reunion builds on the success of 2023, the first since the pandemic. Last year we welcomed alumni from all the decades since the 60s, with many alumni reconnecting with colleagues they last saw at their graduations. This year we hope that many more Alumni will be able to attend with a particular welcome to those graduating in a year ending in a 4.

As well as the formal reunion schedule, we’ve left time to reconnect with the College itself, with Durham City landmarks and its surrounding sights, its bars, restaurants, and cafes. We look forward to welcoming you.

Please note, that all rooms are single; we are unable to offer double rooms this year.

Friday 13th September

From 14.00 - 18.00: Arrivals, Room Key Pick-Up, and Registration

18.30: Welcome reception in the Dining Hall

19.00: Hot three-course meal in the Dining Hall

20.00: The Mary’s Quiz – Fast and Furious

Saturday 14th September

9.00: Full English Breakfast Buffet, Dining Hall

11.00: SMCS Annual General Meeting, Kenworthy Room including elections

12.30: Café Style Lunch Buffet in the Dining Room

17:00: College Chapel Service

18:45: Pre- Reunion Dinner Reception, Kenworthy Room

19.15: Grand Reunion Dinner, Dining Hall

21.00 till later: Music from the Kirsty Forster 4-Piece Band -

Sunday, 15th September

This year, SMCS would like to try something different and offer Sunday brunch instead of Sunday lunch. We hope that guests won’t speed off and will stay to join us.

10:00 till 11:30: Brunch, allowing time for guests to explore the city, including visiting the Cathedral, visiting a nearby church, etc.

14:00: Farewells and departure with rooms vacated.

Alumni not involved in the morning and afternoon organised events are free to spend time in college or exploring the city and further afield. Please click here to view the event programme and suggested places to visit.

If you still want to come to the reunion, but don’t want to stay in college, there are plenty of options in and around Durham such as Radisson Blu, Hotel Indigo and Premier inn to name a few. There are further options on

If you are experiencing problems with our booking system, please email or call 0191 334 5719.

The committee looks forward to meeting familiar and unfamiliar faces in September. Do book your place soon!

St. Mary's College Society Alumni Weekend 13 to 15 Sept 2024


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