About us

The Hatfield Association is a community for all alumni & friends of Hatfield College, Durham University


The importance of a sense of belonging is at the heart of the famous Hatfield spirit. Once a Hatfielder, always a Hatfielder.

Year on year our graduates go out in the wider world enriched by the Hatfield spirit to join the network of Hatfield alumni.

Our alumni are an important part of the College community and, through the work of the Hatfield Association and the Hatfield Trust, they continue to make an active contribution to College life.

A brief history

The Hatfield Association was established in 1946, at a time when the future of Hatfield College, Durham University was uncertain – this was the first time that Hatfielders came together and probably the finest proof of the legendary Hatfield spirit.

Our aim is to ensure we have a strong, active and engaged network of Hatfield alumni (graduates), to facilitate and build strong relationships with the College and to support its educational and welfare needs.

To this end the Hatfield Association plays an active role in: organising annual reunions, helping to connect members through regular updates and publications, offering career advice for students through a partnership with SHAPED, supporting the outreach programme for schools and playing an active role in all three common rooms.

Once a Hatfielder, Always a Hatfielder

Our membership consists of thousands of Hatfield graduates, but we are always keen to connect with more!

If you would like to read the latest version of our annual publication, the Hatfield Record, to receive updates about our work and invitations to events, then please register for access to this website using the form on the right hand side of the screen.

Join us

If you did not join the Hatfield Association by payment of the small one-off life membership fee when you were a student at Hatfield College, Durham University then you can still join by making payment of the life membership fee now.

Members of the Hatfield Association are invited to regular events for alumni in Durham and in London as well as to events at Hatfield College; and are able to access the restricted parts of this website including online access to an electronic version of the Hatfield Record.

Getting in touch

If you would like to find out more or if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know via the  Contact us form, or select ‘Contact’ from the menu at the top of this page.