Josephine Butler College opened in 2006. Like almost all the other Durham Colleges, it is a mixed community of undergraduates, postgraduates and staff. Josephine Butler is named after the 19th Century social reformer, Josephine Elizabeth Butler, who played a major role in improving the conditions for women, both in terms of public health and education. She has been described as one of the most important early members of the feminist movement.
We spoke to last year’s Josephine Butler’s Head Freshers’ Rep Nancy Carter, to find out a little more about the college.