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Collingwood College at the University of Durham

Collingwood College at the University of Durham was established in 1972. It occupies a set of compact buildings on an attractive site adjacent to the university’s botanic garden. These informal photos of the Durham residential colleges were taken by Robert J. O’Hara during a speaking visit to Durham. For more information about the residential colleges please visit the main Collegiate Way page.

[Entrance sign to Collingwood College along South Road in Durham]

Collingwood College entrance along South Road in Durham.

[Main entrance to Collingwood College at the University of Durham]

Main entrance to Collingwood College at the University of Durham.

[Main reception desk in Collingwood College]

Collingwood College reception area inside the main entrance. Each of the Durham colleges has a distinct reception area which serves as a clear point of contact for visitors and a reliable center of information for members.

[The dining hall in Collingwood College]

The Collingwood College dining room. A well-designed residential college dining hall should be able to serve many purposes, from a comfortable eating space, to a concert hall, to a theater.

[Collingwood College offices at the University of Durham]

The main college offices in Collingwood College. The offices are not hidden, but are on a primary traffic route adjacent to the main entrance, and the corridor beside them looks out onto a college courtyard.

[Collingwood College coat of arms in the JCR]

Floor decoration in the Junior Common Room of Collingwood College.

[College bar in Collingwood College at Durham University]

The college bar in Collingwood College at the University of Durham.

[Exercise room in Collingwood College]

Exercise room in Collingwood College.

[Collingwood College library, Durham University]

The Collingwood College library. This small college library occupies a semi-detached one-room building adjacent to the main college building.

[One of the residential blocks of Collingwood College, Durham University]

One of the residential blocks of Collingwood College. The steps leading to this block are configured as a small amphitheater suitable for outdoor concerts and performances.


© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2016