In a nutshell: Durham’s oldest society, this debating group has its chamber in an impressive building on Palace Green.
Opening hours: Someone can usually be found in the office during normal working hours, and often later as well. Events and debating classes normally take place in the evening, with the calendar available online on the society’s webpage.
Admission prices: Most events are only open to society members, with life membership costing £55.
Best feature: The Friday Night Debate often features an impressive range of internationally-renowned speakers, and the socials are famous throughout the university…
Worst feature: The Union has a reputation for being quite an exclusive and cliquey club and the membership fee is high, although you definitely make your money back.
The Durham Union Society
Telephone no.: 0191 3843724