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Hatfield College at the University of Durham

Hatfield College at the University of Durham is the second-oldest of the Durham residential colleges. Founded in 1846, Hatfield occupies a number of buildings in the historic center of Durham city adjacent to Durham Cathedral. These informal photos by Robert J. O’Hara were taken during a speaking visit to Durham. For more information about the residential colleges please visit the main Collegiate Way page.

[Hatfield College gate along the Bailey in Durham]

Main gate of Hatfield College along the Bailey, in the center of Durham city. The Hatfield College chapel is the building on the left.

[Stone arch at the entrance to Dunham Court in Hatfield College, University of Durham]

Arched entrance to Dunham Court passing under the Hatfield College chapel.

[Dunham Court plaque honoring Kingsley Dunham, Hatfield College]

Commemorative plaque in Dunham Court honoring Kingsley Dunham, a fellow of Hatfield College.

[Dunham Court in Hatfield College]

Dunham Court, one of the quadrangles of Hatfield College. The college bar is on the first floor of the building on the left.

[Formal dinner at the high table, Hatfield College, Durham University]

Formal dinner in the Hatfield College dining hall at the University of Durham, as seen from the high table.

[Hatfield College senior members at coffee after dinner]

After dinner coffee in the Hatfield College Senior Common Room.

[Hatfield College Senior Common Room, Durham University]

A section of the Hatfield College Senior Common Room.

[Bar quiz night at Hatfield College]

Quiz night in the Hatfield College bar. The college master, Professor Tim Burt (right), is the master of ceremonies.

[Lion murals in the Hatfield College bar]

Lion murals in the Hatfield College bar.

[Hatfield College master's residence, University of Durham]

Bow Lane in the Durham city center. Hatfield College buildings are on the left, and the Hatfield master’s residence is the white house on the right.


© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2014