Durham University

Dunelm Society 150th Celebrations

Welcome to the The Dunelm Society events page. The Society celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2016 and we have three very special events in historic venues in London to celebrate our 150th anniversary.

Dinner at the Guildhall, London - Tuesday 8 November 2016

We will dine in the magnificent crypt which dates back to 1042, the time of Edward the Confessor. Dinner will be preceded by Convocation in the Livery Hall, led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge. Dinner will then be served in the Guildhall crypt which boasts splendid stained glass windows and 12th century columns of Purbeck marble which support a splendid vaulted ceiling. It is fitting that we hold this year's dinner in a venue where many historic City occasions are celebrated. Our guest speaker will be the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Durham graduate and Bishop of Salisbury. Other special guests will be in attendance.

Book your place 

Previous Events

Reception at Apsley House (known as No.1 London) - Wednesday 20 April 2016
The Duke of Wellington hosted an evening reception to help celebrate our anniversary. We were fortunate to be granted exclusive access to this historic home in the heart of London. Major works of art line the walls and we saw the dining room where the first Duke of Wellington celebrated his famous victory at Waterloo. See the photographs from the evening.

Reception at the Tower of London - Tuesday 22 March 2016
Lord Dannatt, Constable of the Tower, hosted a reception in the Fusiliers' Mess at the Tower of London. Thanks to Lord Dannatt, who was with us on the evening, we were granted the privilege of holding a special reception in the Tower in our celebratory year.  See the photographs from the evening.

"We welcome all alumni and friends of Durham University to our events and I very much hope you will join me and the committee at some of these celebratory occasions. Please get in touch if you would like to help future events and help with Dunelm Society matters in whatever capacity you feel able."

Graham Barker (LLB Law, Van Mildert, 1977-80)
Chair, Dunelm Society