Castle has a variety of different societies; whether you’re interested in music, drama, arts and crafts or want to give a helping hand around college, we have much to offer! Becoming a member of a society is a great way to get involved in college life and is a good way to meet new people with similar interests and make new friends.

Here is a list of the societies that we have to offer to JCR members, see also sports and committees:

Castle Chamber Choir & Orchestra (CCO)

Christian Union

Castle Dance Society (Dormant)

Castle Chapel Choir

Castle Debating Society (Dormant)

Chess Society

First Generation Society

The Fellows (Function Band)

Krishna Consciousness Society

University College Feminists (Fem Soc)

Castle Panto


Politics (Dormant)

Castle Theatre Company (CTC)

Quiz Society

Yoga and Pilates


If it happens that you can’t find what you’re looking for, try looking at the many different societies that the Durham Students’ Union has to offer here! Or alternatively, set up a new society here in Castle!