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 Josephine Butler’s Head Freshers’ Rep, to find out a little more about the college.

Fun fact about your college?

What advice would you give freshers coming to Josephine Butler?

What’s your college mascot and why?

Any cool college alumni?

JCR website details

MCR website details

SU Rep contact details

To be elected in October

JCR President contact details

Sam Winder