The Inaugural SMCS Annual Lecture, 24th October 2017

Dear Members, 

The inaugural SMCS Annual Lecture will take place in the Kenworthy Hall of St Mary’s College at 2030 on Tuesday 24th October 2017. 

Professor Nancy Cartwright will deliver a lecture entitled:

‘Evidence and Policy: Why ‘What Works’ Doesn’t Work’

This promises to be a most fascinating and timely examination of thought and logical thinking, particularly against the backdrop of the world in 2017. 

There is no need to book and all members are welcome, along with their friends, family and other guests. Refreshments will be provided on the night. 

With best wishes, 

SMCS Committee

2016 Newsletter

Dear Members (and visitors),

The Society’s annual newsletter has now been published and can be read here. We hope you all enjoy the content and especially have a close look at the reunion information, for which places are still available for booking. Full details can be found here.

We hope to see many of you in September and welcome any and all thoughts concerning the newsletter and all other Society activities.


Steven Spencer

SMCS Vice President


SMCS Book Fund and SMCS Newsletter

Dear Members and current students,

We are delighted that the 2014-15 newsletter is now published online and with paper copies being delivered presently. We hope you all enjoy this publication and invite any and all to contribute stories and news for next year’s.

Separately, the Book Fund opened for applications on the 9th November and will remain open until the 30th. All current Mary’s students are eligible; please visit the Book Fund page for more details.


St Mary’s College Society Committee

Nominations for Committee members CLOSED

EDIT: Nominations for election closed at the SMCS AGM at the 2015 Reunion Weekend. Congratulations to Beth Rudd (2010 – 15) and Gillian Martin (1964 – 69). More details to follow.

Nominations for election to the Society committee are currently open. If you’d like to stand for election, please download the form here.

Once completed, and for any questions, please email Christine Wright, Society Secretary.

The AGM will be held on Saturday 12 September 2015, during the Reunion Weekend.

Please note: Bookings are no longer available for the Reunion Weekend.

Two weeks until the Reunion – book now!

There are just two weeks left until the 2015 Reunion! Don’t miss out and book nowThis year, the Reunion coincides with the Durham Heritage Weekend so there’s even more going on in and around Mary’s!

Note: There’ll be an Afternoon Tea – with cream and scones – on Saturday afternoon, that you won’t want to misss. It’ll be free to all those coming to the Reunion, but it would be helpful if you could let us know if you’d like to come, especially if you’re not booked into other meals, so that we can have an indication of numbers for catering purposes.