MCR President
Lily Hulatt

The MCR President oversees the running of the Middle Common Room in Grey College. To manage the day-to-day happenings and have close contact with the MCR Exec to make sure our MCR members (which includes postgraduates, mature students, and 4th year students) get the most out of their Grey experience. As the representative of this vibrant community, I can be contacted by email ( if anyone has any queries or concerns.


Recent Posts

Postgraduate Research Seminar - 28th November.
Lily Hulatt (MCR President)Tue Nov 21 2017 20:35:10 GMT+0000 (GMT)

Hey Grey! 

This may seem random, but even though I'm the (relatively) new MCR President for Postgraduates, Fourth Years and Mature Students, I can promise this post might interest some of you Undergraduates, final years, 4th years, or anyone thinking of doing Masters or PHD. 

Basically, the MCR will be having a Postgrad Research Seminar on 28th November from 7.30pm at Holgate. It is organised by the Postgraduate Mentor, who we individually contact to say we want to present a subject to the MCR.  

It is a pretty chill night where everyone takes a break from studying or eating biscuits, and can go see MCR people give a talk about anything they like. This ranges from their subjects - like Physics, English Literature (a personal favourite), Psychology, Computer Sciences, Translation, etc. - or hobbies and interests like Chinese desserts, Rap music, and Dinosaurs. The reason we do this is to help develop public speaking skills, bolster our confidence, and share studies and hobbies we really love with our friends and fellow students. I myself have done a few talks, and have always enjoyed the lowkey atmosphere and continuous support as I shared my passion for literature and tv shows with people just as devoted to their subjects.

Undergraduates are welcome!! We would love to see new faces, and it gives you guys the chance to see what sort of fields we focus on for our individual research, and maybe inspire some ideas to pursue for your own career ideas.

Talks are usually 15 minutes each, and there are refreshments and nibbles to consume (for nerves ofc). 

If you want further details, or even give a talk yourself, please contact the Postgraduate Mentor (and MCR Treasurer because he didn't have enough hats to wear already) Marcus Lancashire at 

Lily x.

JCR Election + Free pizza because we're old
Matthew Kirk (MCR President)Tue Jan 31 2017 17:35:12 GMT+0000 (GMT)

Presidential Candidates

The 3 candidates for JCR president are coming via the MCR to chat to postgrads and answer our questions.

Even if you are leaving this year, whoever wins will be in charge for next years MCR members, so it is still important that we have our say.

Frazer will be in the MCR tonight (31st) from 6:30pm

Pup is coming tomorrow (1st) at 7pm

David is dropping by Thursday (2nd) from 7:30pm

Mature Students / 4th years event

Calling all mature students and 4th years - signed up for the MCR, but never got around to coming to anything?

The JCR mature students rep Fin has organised a get together in Grey Bar for everyone to get to the know the rest of the MCR, and there'll be free pizza because pizza is great. See you there at 8 - straight after quizing David...?

I'm done
Stuart Flegg (MCR President)Sat Oct 29 2016 14:28:52 GMT+0100 (BST)

I am now finished with my role and place on JCR Exec. The new MCR team are as follows.

President Matthew Kirk

Vice President Sarah Gray

Treasurer Maciej Matuszewski

Secretary Renju Mathew

Social Secretary Camilla Bole

Social Secretary Michael Cheung

Welfare Officer Helen Gienger

Welfare Officer Allison Norenberg

Web Designer  Martin Moxon

Reminder: Undergraduate MCR Membership
Stuart Flegg (MCR President)Thu Oct 20 2016 23:43:04 GMT+0100 (BST)

Grey MCR is a part of the JCR; a secondary common room looking out for the needs of postgraduate students and mature members of the student body.
Were also open to fourth year students and those on integrated courses. You may even find that the MCR now has some of your former peers as members, peers who have come back to study a masters degree.
Joining the MCR is no additional cost for current JCR members so you may as well sign up to our emails. There may be an event that you would like to attend. We tend to organise more relaxed events. We don’t have a city trip or phoenix ball, we don’t have to, as being an MCR member does not remove your JCR membership. We do run film nights, bar crawls, games events and more scholarly activities through the college seminar series.
If you sign up for additional MCR membership, you are also welcome to use the Phoenix Room in Elvet North for relaxing, playing games or doing jigsaws of the Queen.
To join please email us at and you will be added to our circulation lists.

Phishing Warning
Stuart Flegg (MCR President)Fri Jul 22 2016 14:37:10 GMT+0100 (BST)

Please be aware of the email messages you recieve. There is an issue at the moment where some spam messages look like they have come from exec accounts. If you look closley at the sender you will see that this is in fact not the case. As a reminder, all money to be paid to the JCR will only be collected at the office or thorough the 'My Debt' tab on the members section of this site.

UK Voter Registration
Stuart Flegg (MCR President)Fri Jun 03 2016 18:30:06 GMT+0100 (BST)

Just (another) reminder to make sure you are registered on the electoral roll. You can register at two addresses as a student i.e. your Durham and Parents' addresses. Postgraduate students in particular may find that they are in Durham for the EU Referendum.

If you have your NI number to hand, registration takes only a few minutes on the website.

You can find your National Insurance number on any payslips you have or on your student loan form.