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Welcome to the St Mary’s College JCR website!

Mary’s is renowned in Durham as being one of the friendliest colleges around. Anyone and everyone are welcome at Mary’s and, with our beautiful historic buildings and grounds, and our convenient location, which is literally across the road from the Science Site/Bill Bryson Library and is the closest hill college to the city centre, it’s a great place to be a Durham undergrad.

The JCR (Junior Common Room) is completely student-led, and we do everything from throwing magnificent balls and events to running student facilities and managing our own accounts, so there is something at Mary’s for everyone.

We are a traditional gowned college, but we are also at the start of a new era. From our famous sports teams to our prolific Drama Society and amazing Chapel Choir, the essential spirit of Mary’s means that everyone, no matter what they are interested in or what they are studying, can find something for them.

We hope you find the information you need on this website, but if you have any further questions, please contact Joe Castledine, JCR President, on


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