University of Durham Breaks Ground for 16th College
15 October 2004 (collegiateway.org) — The University of Durham is the third-oldest collegiate university in Great Britain, after Oxford and Cambridge. Durham recently broke ground for its 16th residential college, and a bit of the ceremony is featured here, with Tim Burt, Durham’s dean of colleges, and Mike Stoney of Laing O’Rourke contractors doing the honors.
Many people in the United States who have been interested in residential colleges have looked to Oxford and Cambridge for models, but the colleges of Durham may actually serve as better examples for us since they are not independent corporations and have tighter connections with their central university. You can find out more about the University of Durham and its residential colleges by following the Durham link on the Collegiate Way’s directory of Residential Colleges Worldwide.