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Van Mildert College at the University of Durham

Van Mildert College at the University of Durham was established in 1965 and named for William Van Mildert (1765–1836), Bishop of Durham and one of the founders of the university. 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.

[Sidewalk along north side of Van Mildert College, Durham University]

Sidewalk along the north side of Van Mildert College at the University of Durham.

[Main entrance of Van Mildert College, Durham University]

Main entrance of Van Mildert College, Durham.

[Outside entrance to the college offices, Van Mildert College, Durham]

The college offices inside the main entrance to Van Mildert College are very well configured with a separate outdoor entrance. This allows visitors to come to the office entrance specifically if the main building entrance is closed.

[Van Mildert College reception desk, University of Durham]

The busy reception desk just inside the main entrance to Van Mildert College at the University of Durham. 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.

[Student directory, Van Mildert College, University of Durham]

Van Mildert College student directory, just inside the main college entrance and near the Junior Common Room and dining hall. A posted directory of this kind is the next best thing to a printed college facebook.

[Entrance to the Van Mildert College JCR, Durham University]

Stairs leading to the Van Mildert College Junior Common Room, just inside the college’s main entrance.

[Van Mildert College dining hall, University of Durham]

The grand dining hall of Van Mildert College, with a view of the college pond through the windows.

[One of the housing blocks, Van Mildert College, University of Durham]

One of the residential blocks of Van Mildert College, Durham, overlooking the college pond.


© Robert J. O’Hara 2000–2014