SCR News

Rabbi Lionel Blue memorial address

The former chaplain of Grey College, The Revd Canon Dr David Kennedy, gave a moving address at the memorial service of Rabbi Lionel Blue, who died earlier this year. The text of his address follows. I feel deeply honoured to have this opportunity to speak of Rabbi Lionel Blue who, for fifteen yea…

Added Monday 15th May 2017

Public Talk: Alexander the Great: Son of the Thunderbolt?

Sunday 11th June 2017 at 2.15pmHolgate House, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG Alexander the Great (356–323 BC) is one of the towering figures of antiquity, a legend in his lifetime and a powerful symbol, for subsequent generations, of monarchic power and its limitations. For us to…

Added Monday 8th May 2017

Public Talk: Border Ballads

Sunday 7th May 2017 at 2.15pmHolgate House, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG Like the Homeric Greeks, the Border Reivers were cruel and coarse savages, yet they were also poets who expressed sorrow and charm in the highest poetry. We will hear fine performances of ballads from Yarrow and…

Added Thursday 4th May 2017

New book published to raise money for the Grey College Trust

Henry Baker Tristram was a surprising and remarkable man: explorer, ornithologist, and priest. With his wild beard (for which he required special permission from his bishop) he undertook expeditions to the Sahara and Palestine at a time when doing so was even more fraught with danger than it is to…

Added Wednesday 4th January 2017

Public Talk: Novel History: Writing Fiction About WWII (David Lowther)

14.15 on Sunday 13th November in Grey College Come and hear novelist David Lowther probe this critical period of our history and discuss how he crafted his page-turning fiction around the horrifying events of the Second World War. Lowther is the author of two novels set in wartime Brita…

Added Thursday 6th October 2016

Public Talk: Magna Carta at 800 - why should we care?

The SCR will host a free public talk on Sunday 7th December at 2.15pm in Holgate House. As Magna Carta nears its 800th anniversary in June 2015, and with celebrations planned all around the country, this talk by Seif El Rashidi will shed light on why Magna Carta is still important today, and…

Added Friday 21st November 2014

Public Talk: Treasures in the River Wear (Gary Bankhead)

Sunday 2nd November at 2.15pmHolgate House, Grey College, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG Gary Bankhead is a local fireman, diver and archaeology student here at Durham University. In 2007 – using his 25 years of diving experience, cold water rescue training with the fire service and speci…

Added Tuesday 21st October 2014

Steve Gregory presented European Volunteer of the Year Award

Congratulations to Grey SCR member Steve Gregory, who has won the CASE European Volunteer of the Year Award 2014. The award recognises Steve's contribution not only to Grey College but also the university as a whole, through his tireless work supporting the student/alumni mentoring network across …

Added Saturday 30th August 2014

Say It With Music

Ann Rachlin’s talk, given in October 2013, is now available to watch for free. Created and presented by the world famous music educator Ann Rachlin, this is an SCR Talk with a difference! In addition to the speaker and slides, for the first time ever the Grey College Choir will be taking pa…

Added Tuesday 15th October 2013

High Table Booking Procedure

Please note that the procedure for booking meals at High Table has changed. Bookings must now be made using a booking form on the College website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.college/about/hightablebookings/  Full details can be found on the Dining in College page.

Added Wednesday 6th March 2013