Hatfield Association Reunion Weekend 2023

calendarFriday, 08 September 2023 to Sunday, 10 September 2023
Hatfield College
Hatfield Association Annual Reunion Weekend, Friday 8 September - Sunday 10 September 2023

Return to Durham for the weekend

The weekend will offer the opportunity to all Hatfielders to return to their beloved College for a weekend of celebration.

The weekend will include:

  • opportunity to catch up with fellow Hatfielders in the Hatfield Bar (Friday evening) with optional curry;
  • a variety of sporting and musical events - enjoy a game of croquet or get back on the river;
  • the opportunity to stay in College again - perhaps in your old room - with rooms at special alumni rates for bed & breakfast;
  • enjoy brunch in the College Dining Hall;
  • plenty of time at your leisure to wander around Durham visiting your old haunts;
  • dinner in the College Dining Hall (Saturday evening).

Saturday evening dinner in the College Dining Hall

Opportunity to enjoy the evening with other Hatfielders and friends, including:

  • a four course dinner in the Hall (book a table for you and your friends to sit together);
  • splendid bar and College songs;
  • dress code: smart, but not black tie.


Smoked Salmon
with horseradish cream, pickled beetroot and micro herbs

Courgette, Pepper and Feta Cheese Tart (v)
with white bean and truffle puree and tomato dressing


Oven Roasted Loin of Pork
with caramelised apples, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, dauphinoise potato and cider sauce

Sun Blushed Tomato Gnocchi (v)
with charred courgette ribbons, roasted garlic, asparagus and butter sauce


Rhubarb & Lemon Meringue Tart (v)
with lemon sorbet


A selection of local cheeses with biscuits


Tea, coffee and mints

Please note that the vegetarian menu is available only if ordered in advance on the booking form. Please indicate your choice.
Wine or soft drinks to accompany dinner is available to order in advance on the booking form.

Please see the schedule of events below (further details to be confirmed):

Check in for accommodationCollege ReceptionFridayfrom 14.00
Bar open for drinksBurt RoomFriday18.00
Informal CurryBurt RoomFriday19.30
BreakfastDining HallSaturday08.00-10.00
Annual General MeetingCollege ChapelSaturday10.00
On the River / Leisure TimeBoathouse / OtherSaturday10.00
Bar open for drinksBurt RoomSaturday17.30
Reunion Reception DrinksCollege Dining HallSaturday18.30
Reunion DinnerCollege Dining HallSaturday19.00
Bar open for drinksBurt RoomSatrudayuntil 23.00
BreakfastDining HallSunday08.00-10.00
Chapel ServiceCollege ChapelSunday10.00

The deadline for booking is 11.00am on Wednesday 30 August 2023. Book now to avoid disappointment. You will be able to book in a guest(s) once you have completed your own booking. If you have any queries please don't hesitate to get in touch. The terms and conditions for Hatfield Association event registrations are set out here.

We are able to provide car parking on the College tennis court on a first-come first-served basis. Places will be reserved for blue badge holders (please indicate on your booking form).

Hatfield College is a vibrant and welcoming community to which each and every student, alongside other college members, belongs, reflecting our ethos and recent join declaration #AllOneHatfield. Established in 1846, as the second college of Durham University, with the explicit purpose of being open to a wide range of students, we greatly value the rich diversity of our college members, who come from all sorts of backgrounds and places of origin, with all sorts of interests, experiences and views. We strive to ensure that all Hatfielders have the opportunities and encouragement to be the vest they can be, reflecting the words of our motto, Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis.

The Hatfield Trust was established in 1987 and provides financial support for the College community, funding a range of schemes including bursaries, scholarships, awards and grants. We want to help Hatfielders and Hatfield 'be the best they/it can be'. To do this, the Trust relies on the generosity of alumni and friends to whom we are very grateful for the financial contributions, however big or small.

The Hatfield Association is a community for all alumni and friends of Hatfield College, Durham University. Established in 1946, at a time when the future of Hatfield College was uncertain - this was the first time that Hatfielders came together and probably the finest proof of the legendary Hatfield spirit. Our aim is to ensure we have the strong, active and engaged network of Hatfield alumni (graduates), to facilitate and build strong relationships with the College and to support its educational and welfare needs. Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis since 1846.

Find out more about the Hatfield Association on our website.

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Hatfield Association, Hatfield College, Durham University, North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RQ, UK. Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis since 1846.

Hatfield Association Reunion Weekend 2023
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