OUR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES
The Union been based in several locations around Durham, but are now located in our debating chamber and office on Palace Green with our Club Bar and Residential House at 24 North Bailey.
The Debating Chamber
A Grade II listed tudor style building designed by W. D Caroe and finished in 1929, the Pemberton Buildings provide the iconic historic site that the Union calls home. Situated overlooking Palace Green, in the midst of Durham’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Chamber hosts the Union’s debates, addresses and panel discussions and in the past has welcomed a variety of world-changing individuals, both as Speakers and members. It is a magnificent setting and a special place in which to listen to and question some of the World’s leading public figures.
24 North Bailey
Colloquially known as ’24s’ this is the Union Society’s bar. It is a regular fixture on any Bailey bar crawl and has a lovely beer garden, with an extensive range of cocktails and imported beers on offer. Open every evening till late, 24s is bound to become one your favourite places to drink in Durham. Members can also apply here for some of the best student accommodation in Durham, and can book the Reading Room for functions.