Hatfield Association signs #AllOneHatfield Declaration

Members of the Hatfield Association executive committee join Andrew Jackson (Hatfield Association President) and Prof Ann MacLarnon (Master, Hatfield College) to sign the #AllOneHatfield declaration

The Hatfield Association – the Hatfield College, Durham alumni body – was delighted to sign the #AllOneHatfield declaration as part of a recent celebration formal meal in Hatfield College, Durham University.

Hatfield Association signs #AllOneHatfield

On Friday 6 May 2022 representatives of the Hatfield Association executive committee joined Hatfield College students from the JCR and MCR, college officers, members of the SCR and guests for a special formal meal in the college dining hall to celebrate the Work Smart initiatives (with contributions by the Hatfield College JCR Welfare Team) and #AllOneHatfield (with contributions by the Hatfield College JCR Communities Team).

As part of the evening Professor Ann MacLarnon, Master of Hatfield College invited Andrew Jackson, President of the Hatfield Association to add the Association’s name to the #AllOneHatfield declaration by signing the original document.

Andrew said: “I am delighted to be able to sign the #AllOneHatfield declaration on behalf of Hatfield Association and add the name of the Hatfield College alumni community to the declaration originally signed in July 2020.

“It is especially fitting that the Association is able to show its ongoing support for the Hatfield College communities in this the 175th anniversary year of Hatfield College, and the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Hatfield Association in 1946.”

Photograph above shows Stuart Wild, Hannah Finney, Andrew Jackson, Adam Kirk and Tony Gray (all members of the Hatfield Association executive committee) with Prof Ann MacLarnon (Master, Hatfield College) after the signing of the #AllOneHatfield declaration.

#AllOneHatfield Declaration

The #AllOneHatfield declaration is a joint declaration by the Hatfield College community where all parties declare that they will abide by and actively promote the College ethos #AllOneHatfield reflecting their belief that a diverse, inclusive community of equals is of the highest value to all.

The #AllOneHatfield Declaration – a joint declaration by the Hatfield College Community originally signed July 2020, updated May 2022

The original declaration was signed on 1 July 2020 with the Hatfield Association adding its name to the declaration on 6 May 2022.

About Hatfield College, Durham University

Hatfield College is a vibrant and welcoming community to which each and every student, alongside other college members, belongs, reflecting our ethos and recent joint declaration #AllOneHatfield.

Established in 1846, as the second college of Durham University, with the explicit purpose of being open to a wide range of students, we greatly value the rich diversity of our college members, who come from all sorts of backgrounds and places of origin, with all sorts of interests, experiences and views. We strive to ensure that all Hatfielders have the opportunities and encouragement to be the best they can be, reflecting the words of our motto, Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis.

Read more about the college on the Hatfield College website.

About the Hatfield Association

The Hatfield Association is a community of thousands of Hatfielders, both past and present. Our membership spans nine decades, with alumni from the 1940s through to current-day students. 

It was established in 1946 at a time when Hatfielders faced uncertainty due to plans to merge with Castle (perish the thought!). Since then, the Association has used the power of its community to enrich Hatfield students’ university experience and empower them to ‘be the best they can be’, reflecting the words of our motto, Vel Primus Vel Cum Primis.

Membership is open to all current and former students of Hatfield College, Durham University.