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Yesterday we opened the consultation on two major Alumni Association proposals to support Cuth's. This is your chance to have your say ahead of the St Cuthbert's Alumni Association AGM on Saturday 15 September.

The proposals are:

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To be approved at the 2018 AGM

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Please find attached the documents for the 2018 AGM to be held in the SCR at 12 South Bailey at 11am on Saturday 15th September 2018.

You can find all event info here: http://cuths.org/events/weekend2018

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We look forward to welcoming a new Vice-Principal to Cuths in 2018. Elizabeth Archibald, Principal, shares news of the new appointment:

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Cuth's Day is a full day event that sees past and present students flock to the Bailey to enjoy the end of exams and the start of summer.

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Queen's New Year Honours list 2018:

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The quiz

Come and join this *new* pub quiz in London on Thurs 19 April which will be raising money for JCR Sports and Societies. Expect a fun evening of Cuths fun, general knowledge, and good company.

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We will once again decking the halls with lots of Cuth's green with a series of global events throughout December.

This will be the fourth year we have run #CuthsChristmas, and have held events in Durham, York, Manchester, Cambridge, London, and Vancouver.

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Photos 1-44 courtesy of the Alumni Development Officer.

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Please join us on Saturday 27th October 2018 to celebrate the 130th anniversary of the founding of St. Cuthbert's Society

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The 2018 edition of the alumni reunion weekend has a particularly celebratory theme as we push the boat out for the Boat Club's 125th Anniversary.

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Guest Nights are an excellent opportunity for SCR members and Alumni to extend our hospitality to colleagues, visitors and friends.

Alumni are equally welcome to sign up without bringing a guest, and can be assured of stimulating company.

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Come and catch up with Cuths friends at the third annual St Cuthbert's Day lunch, and celebrate the Saint's day after whom our Society was named.

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Please find attached the documents for the 2017 AGM to be held at the New Street Grill, London, on Saturday 28th October 2017.

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Minutes approved at the 2017 AGM

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To celebrate the feast day of St Cuthbert, Cuths grads got together in Central for dinner at the Hong Kong Club. Five grads from 1979 to 2013 gathered and reported back on a great evening reminiscing and discussing the future.
 
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You are invited to celebrate Cuth's Feast on Saturday 18 March over dinner at the Hong Kong Club.

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We will once again decking the halls with lots of Cuth's green with a series of global events throughout December.

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We are delighted to announce the full calendar of Alumni Association events for 2017. As with all events, they are organised by fellow Cuths alumni. We hope you can join in, reconnect with friends (no matter when you last saw them) and meet new Cuthspeople.

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Please join us on Saturday 28th October 2017, at New Street Grill in the City of London, to celebrate the founding of the Society on 25th October 1888 with a fabulous three course meal and wine.

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New summer date

The 2017 edition of the alumni reunion weekend is moving to a summer date just after congregation ceremonies for our new alumni.

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Cuth's Day is a full day event that sees past and present students flock to the Bailey to enjoy the end of exams and the start of summer.

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Alumni based in the south-west are warmly welcomed for a relaxed after hours reception in Bristol. The evening will take place at the Cosy Club from 6.30pm on Thursday 2 March, where guests will be treated to a complimentary drink upon arrival.

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We extend a warm welcome to the second ever St Cuthbert's Day lunch to celebrate the monk, bishop and hermit after whom our Society was named.

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Materials for the AGM to be held in 12 South Bailey, Durham at 10:30am on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

 Please find attached:

  • AGM agenda
  • Minutes from the 2015 AGM for approval
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On Saturday, 2nd July 2016, around 40 Cuths grads from a variety of years descended upon Henry's in Piccadilly, London, for a graduation anniversary reunion.

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My Antarctic adventure

By Dr. Bill Block (Zoology and Animal Ecology 1956-1963)

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Genealogy can be fun

by Derrick Phillips (Classics, 1956 - 1959)

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Names

by Bruce Steele (English, 1957-60)

What’s in a name? Quite a lot in fact – as I found in researching family and local history.

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“It was blockade wot won it”- A naval centenary

by Dan van der Vat (Classics, 1957-1960)

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"Pearls of Wisdom" is a brand new collection of new and unpublished articles written and submitted by Cuth's alumni.

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‘Passionate about mental health. And suicide’

by Ben Scanlan (Sport, 2004-2009)

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‘Adventures in Archaeology: how Cuth’s and Durham brightened my future in heritage’

by Li Sou (BA Archaeology, 2011-2014)

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The inaugural St Cuthbert's Day lunch in London was held on Saturday 19th March 2016 in Notting Hill.

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We are delighted to announce the full calendar of Alumni Association events for 2016. As with all events, they are organised by fellow Cuths alumni. We hope you can join in, reconnect with friends (no matter when you last saw them) and meet new Cuthspeople.

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We exist to further a number of core aims. Because we are formed exclusively of fellow Cuths alumni, you can get involved in any or all of these in whichever ways you like. You can also help suggest new types of activities to further our aims - we are always up for new ideas. 

 

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It is now customary that each year in the Vice-Chancellor’s matriculation speech, first-year students are told, “Don’t let your degree get in the way of your education”.

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Photos from the inaugural Founders' Dinner on Friday 6th November 2015.

 

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The second year of an initiative to have as many global gatherings as we can in December. The 2015 edition had events in London, York and Vancouver.

We have plans to run events in as many locations as we can. So far we have confirmed:

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Photos from the #CuthsChristmas events in London and Vancouver in December 2015!

 

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The annual JCR-organised garden party and music festival. All alumni and partners are welcome, and the Alumni Association will be congregating in an area.

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The annual Founders’ Dinner to celebrate the founding of the Society on 25th October 1888. The first Founders' Dinner was held in 2015 and was a great success, building upon the 125th anniversary dinner in 2013.

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Shared courtesy of St Cuthbert's Society - Durham University. Lovingly and comically amended by Cuths grad Cressida Peever from Clement C.

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#CuthsChristmas comes to York, organised by alumna Danni Collingridge Moore.

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#CuthsChristmas at Cuths HQ, organised by alumni Jill Chapman and Alan Bowman.

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#CuthsChristmas in Vancouver, organised by Rachel Booth, Cuths alumna 2005-2008.

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#CuthsChristmas in London, organised by the Alumni Association committee members based in the big smoke.

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We Cuths lot are a global bunch. This is a snapshot of where fellow alumni now live, according to the latest data we have.

Information out of date? Is your location not shown on the map? Get in touch!

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The annual alumni reunion weekend to be held in 12 South Bailey - the flagship alumni event of the year.

 

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Anniversary drinks to celebrate your graduation, however many years ago it was!

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The much venerated monk, bishop and hermit after whom the Society was named, died on March 20th 687 AD. His feast day has been celebrated around that time in Durham for many years.

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We are very excited to be hosting lots of simultaneous(ish) events all around the world in December, bringing events closer to all alumni!

We hope to see you in one of the following locations this Christmas:

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We proudly invite you to the inaugural Founders' Dinner, a new annual dinner to celebrate the founding of St Cuthbert’s Society on 25th October, 1888.

 

Please join us on Friday 6th November, 2015, at Boulevard Brasserie in London's Covent Garden for an evening to include:

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Draft minutes from the AGM on 5th September 2015, to be approved at the 2016 AGM

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Photos from the alumni weekend and AGM, 2015.

 

 

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In recognition of a lifetime's career dedicated to the history of the City of London and the development of financial markets, Professor Ranald Michie, former Senior Tutor of St Cuthbert's Society who retired as Professor of History in 2014, was admitted as a Freeman of the City of London in Jun

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Pictured, left to right, General The Lord Dannatt, Elizabeth Archibald (Principal, St. Cuthbert's Society) and Pte Tom Wilde (St. Cuthbert's Society 2011-2014)

 

 

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A huge summer party hosted by the JCR but which provides something of a pilgrimage for many alumni looking to enjoy the June sun (and/or rain) on South Bailey. 

 

Expect music, food, bouncy things, Pimms and lots of lots of green. 

 

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The annual alumni weekend has a packed agenda this year and we are very excited to offer a range of different events that you can get stuck into. 

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Casual drinks at Revolution in Clapham High Street. After that we'll see where the night takes us, maybe to Infernos...

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In recent years, "Angels" by Robbie Williams has been adopted as a Cuths anthem, where the word 'angels' has been cunningly replaced with 'Cuthbert's'.

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If you're reading this, welcome to the new cuths.org! 

 

We are very pleased to have launched the new site where you can find news and articles, events, photo galleries, and information about life after the JCR. 

 

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This year’s Alumni Weekend is being held in St Cuthbert’s Society from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September and we would like to encourage as many of you to attend as possible.

 

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The format of the Alumni Weekend is as follows:

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St Cuthbert's is 125 years old in 2013. There are a number of events planned across the year both in London and Durham. The Association starts its contribution to the calendar by inviting you to attend this informal gathering of old friends.

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An opportunity for alumni (and current students!) to get together in one place! It's been a few years since the Association did anything like this so we're hoping this year will be as much of a success as the event held in 2009.

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Join us for St Cuthbert's Association London lunch on 27th April 2013 where the Principal of the Society, Professor Elizabeth Archibald, shall be the Association's guest.

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Update and discussion items

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Cuths London Formal (see details on facebook).

What a "Good Friday" it will be!

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The book entitled 'St Cuthbert's Sociey - The history of 'a modest but exciting institution in the University of Durham' was written by Henry Tudor, a former Resident Tutor of the Society.

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St Cuthbert’s Association has switched its communications with members from print to electronic format. Costs and a growing membership necessitate this.

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To get in touch with any member of the committee, please email contact@cuths.org.

Elected Officers:

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"The St Cuthbert’s stereotype is that there is no St Cuthbert’s stereotype. Another result is that the life of the Society is extremely difficult to manage, and successive Principals have adopted the wise policy of not even making the attempt”

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[Cuths was] "... nothing like a college. It was essentially a private student club, established to promote the collective interests of its members and governed by its elected president"

Henry Tudor

 

 

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St Cuthbert's Society played host to its alumni over the weekend of 7-9 September 2007 as part of the University's 175 celebrations.

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Celebrating the University's 175th anniversary celebrations, including a Cuth's drinks reception and dinner, as well as the University's black tie Grand Celebration Dinner.

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The past Presidents of St Cuthbert's Society met for their biennial reunion on 14 November 2008 in London.

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A biennial gathering of past Presidents of St Cuthbert's Society

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On Thursday 16 April 2009, St Cuthbert's Association held London Drinks for its members. The evening event was held underneath Charing Cross Train Station, at Champagne Charlies, a traditional Ale and Port House.

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Thursday 16 April 2009, 6pm - 10pm No ticket, no entrance fee, just drop in

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The Association’s Committee invite Cuthbert’s alumni and their guests to celebrate the last 125 years and to look forward to the next 125.

 

Please see the flyer for all details.

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