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Welcome to the Hatfield College Middle Common Room (MCR) website. Whether you are a current or prospective student, here you can find out all about life in Hatfield MCR.

The MCR is the community of postgraduate students, at both Masters and PhD level, that is part of Hatfield College – one of Durham University’s sixteen colleges, and the second oldest having been founded in 1846. Situated on the North Bailey, Hatfield College enjoys a prominent position in the heart of the historic city of Durham, with the postgraduate house located just five minutes walk away.

Hopefully this website will provide all the information you need about Hatfield MCR, however if you have any questions or would like to find out more please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Our events page:

Please visit our Events page for upcoming announcements!

Our Facebook group:

We have a Facebook group for our postgraduate students 2020-21!

Hatfield college is a fantastic place to experience postgraduate life. I have lived in James Barber House this year and have found that it is a fantastic environment to meet people from different cultures and walks of life. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the college and this year I have learnt to row and participated in races for the college team, finding the club very supportive and welcoming. All in all I highly recommend Hatfield college and hope that you will consider a future here!

Luke Matcham, M.A. Medieval History

Though I am an international student living out, Hatfield College still very often gives me a strong sense of belongingness by holding various events, getting all college friends together. Besides, it is always very nice to have formal dinner in the beautiful dinning hall, having delicious food and chatting with college friends who come from different academic background.I feel very happy to become a member in Hatfield College.

Xiaoxiao Huang, M.Sc. Marketing

This is my fourth year in Durham and I chose to move to Hatfield from another college for my Masters. I am so glad that I did. James Barber House is in a great location and it’s great to live with so many other postgrads. There are so many different events, both social and academic, so everyone can have the opportunity to enjoy what interests them and experience new things.

Clare Purtill, M.A. Theology