Durham University Records: Stockton/Queen's Campus

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes and papers of the campus's governing body (Board of Governors/Development Board), its academic council and various committees.

Administrative / Biographical History

Durham University's Stockton Campus was opened in October 1992 in purpose-built accommodation in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, as a joint venture with the University of Teesside. It initially offered joint qualifications of the Universities of Durham and Teesside. In 1994, Durham assumed full sole responsibility for the campus. It was renamed Queen's Campus in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee in 2002 on the campus's 10th anniversary. Two residential colleges were established there in 2001: John Snow College and George Stephenson College. In 2007, the subjects on offer in Stockton were Applied Psychology, Biomedical Sciences, Business and Business Finance, Human Sciences, Medicine and Teacher Training. Stockton is also the home of the Wolfson Research Institute for research into health, medicine and the environment.


Arranged by committee.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation, except for closures as indicated, principally under the terms of the Data Protection Act.

Acquisition Information

Transferred at various times since 2004.


Part of : Durham University Records

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Always held by the university.

Related Material

Much about the Stockton development is also to be found in the central records of the university, such as Senate minutes and University Office files. Photographs of the development are to be found in the audiovisual collections of the Development Office.


John Hayward, Breaking the Mould The Surprising Story of Stockton The First Ten Years of the University of Durham's Stockton Campus, (?2003)