Durham University Grey College

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Grey College was recently described as “a vibrant learning community, where students can grow, learn and develop”. The values we hold to be important are: academic commitment and excellence, tolerance, breadth of interests, and a desire to contribute to the wider life of the College and the University.

A glance at this website will, I hope, convince you that Grey is very distinctive – even in Durham, which is noted for the variety of its colleges. Our community consists of undergraduates, graduates, senior members, visiting Fellows and former students. We have a strong “brand image”, emphasised by our recent full grant of arms and we are very proud of our Phoenix symbol. We are a College in every sense of the word - not just a place to eat and sleep.


Grey College is named after Lord Grey, Britain's reforming Prime Minister and of "Earl Grey tea" fame. From Grey College you can view the majestic Cathedral of Durham and adjace... View full description

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Holgate House
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Holgate House seats 120 theatre style with 2 adjoining breakout rooms seating 120 theatre style. 
The Pennington Room
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The Pennington Room seats 40 theatre style with a spectacular view of the Cathedral.  
Old Library
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Seating 60 theatre style. Art exhibitions are also held in this room.  

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