Virtual Castle Reunion 2021


You are warmly invited to join us at our virtual College reunion, organised in partnership with Durham Castle Society.

At a time when we perhaps spent a little more time outside than usual, we thought we'd give this event a little bit of a garden spin. So feel free to gather your old friends and dial in from your gardens, or simply wear something summery! 

We've planned a number of fun events, so whether you would like to learn a little bit about our plans for the future, try something new with your family at our Alice in Wonderland Tea Party or simply grab a pint and try your luck at our evening quiz - we hope there will be something for everyone to try.

As you will have noticed, due to the changeable nature of the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to hold our reunion online once more. We hope it will not stop us from having a fabulous time and we can't wait to see you and your friends there!

Book below!
Event Selection
Join us for a sherry reception with University College Principal, Wendy Powers, and an opportunity to find out about the College over the past year. The evening will start with a keynote presentation from Bex Harvey, our Artist in Residence, who will give an update about the Leading Women project. Afterwards alumni will have an opportunity to hear from Wendy and ask questions about the College.
10 September 2021 at 19:00
Come to our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) to find out more about the Durham Castle Society, meet our alumni leaders and have your say about the future of our group.
11 September 2021 at 10:30
Gather your friends and family around for an Alice in Wonderland Tea party. This is an exciting opportunity to catch-up with friends and make new ones a well as learning about our exciting plans for 950th birthday of Durham Castle in 2022.

We have partnered with SuesWiseCreations to create our own Alice in Wonderland mini afternoon tea treat boxes (£10) especially for the reunion. You can order yours at, using ALICE10 discount code.
11 September 2021 at 14:00
What fruit adorns the Black Staircase? And which Bishop managed to outmanouvre the Tudors? If you think you know the answers why not join us for the Castle quiz!
11 September 2021 at 19:30
Following Saturday's activities, there will be an opportunity to join the live stream service at Durham Cathedral. Please let us know if you would like to receive a link with joining instructions.
12 September 2021 at 10:00

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