Castle Society Reunion - September 2022

calendar Friday, 09 September 2022 to Sunday, 11 September 2022
University College
Castle Society Reunion - September 2022

On behalf of University College and Durham Castle Society, we would like to warmly invite you to the annual alumni reunion on 9 – 11 September 2022. 

2022 marks 950th birthday of Durham Castle, and we can’t wait to celebrate this special anniversary with our alumni community. We especially welcome all those who are celebrating their graduation milestones this year and those who graduated in '0 and '1. Whether it has been 10 or 50 years since your time at Durham, we cannot wait to welcome you and your friends back to celebrate these important anniversaries. 

Alumni are key members of our College community, and we hope that you will join us in helping to shape Castle’s future for the next 950 years. As part of the weekend, we will be hosting Castle Society’s Annual General meeting, when we share information about latest college developments, discuss new ideas, consider student funding applications, and elect new members of the executive committee. We look forward to seeing you and your contemporaries at this important event. For those who are unable to join us for the reunion in person, you can register to join us virtually, using the link below.  

Register to join the AGM on Saturday 10th September 11am (BST) 

We cannot wait to see you and to celebrate this important milestone in Castle’s history together.


Date 

Time 

Itinerary

09/09/22 

7-8:30pm 

Castle Society Welcome Home Buffet in the Great Hall

6:00-11:00pm 

The Undercroft open 

10/09/22 

8-10am 

Full English Breakfast served in the Great Hall 

10-10:45am 

Service in the Tunstall Chapel 

11am-12:30pm 

Annual General Meeting of Castle Society 

12:30-2pm 

Buffet Lunch in Fellows Garden

7-9:30pm 

Castle Society Formal Dinner in the Great Hall

6-11pm 

The Undercroft open 

11/09/22 

8-10am 

Full English Breakfast served in the Great Hall 


Parking 

We are able to offer a small number of car parking spaces on Palace Green, for those guests who will be staying in Castle overnight. Please note that when allocating spaces, we will be prioritising guests with mobility difficulties and blue badge holders. Please let us know if you would like to be considered for a parking space in the 'other' requirement section of the booking form. 

Alternative car parking options are available in the city; please visit Car parks - Durham County Council for more information. 


Menu Selection

Menu selection can be found here

Guests are welcome to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from College prior to their meal.


Dress Code

There is no dress code for the Reunion activities, with the exception of the Reunion Dinner on Saturday, when the guests are encouraged to wear smart attire ( e.g. a lounge suit or a cocktail dress), with an academic gown if they wish.


Payment 

Please note that we cannot accept cash payments in College. We kindly requests that all our guests book their accommodation and catering preferences via this website. 


Things to do 

You can download your guide to some of the churches, chapels and cafes in Durham here

For museums and other attractions please visit: https://www.dur.ac.uk/attractions/.  


Attending a reunion is a wonderful opportunity to meet old friends and to make new ones. We would love to let our guests know that you were there by making a note of your attendance in some of our printed and online publications, such as the Castellum. If you would prefer for your name not to be included, please let us know in the “other” section of the booking form.


 

Castle Society Reunion - September 2022

Status:

Booking Available