Founded in 1904 as St Chad’s Hall, Chad’s is the smallest college in Durham. It owes its foundation to Revd F S Willoughby, a vicar who believed that men of limited means should be able to read for a university degree while completing theological training. The college’s first principal was the Revd Stephen Moulsdale, who went on to become university Vice-Chancellor in 1936. Chad’s is and always has been an independent college – when founded, it was not owned by the university. Quickly renowned for its academic success, the Hall was recognised as the second college of the University in 1918. The college remains committed to its core values and boasts a fun, accepting and vibrant student body.
We spoke to St Chad's Union Rep, Ruby Forshaw, to find out a little more about the college.