Trust AGM 2023

This year the AGM of the City of Durham Trust will be held on Tuesday 31 October, 7-9 pm in Elvet Riverside ER140, New Elvet.

It is planned to make the meeting available via Zoom. To request a link please email .

Our speaker will be Professor Karen O’Brien, Vice Chancellor of Durham University, who will speak at 8pm about the relationship between the City and the University. Her talk is entitled “The Built Life of a University in its City: Durham University Now and in the Future”.

Detailed agenda, accounts and minutes of the last AGM can be found in the Annual Review.


  1. Welcome and apologies for absence
  2. Minutes of the 80th Annual General Meeting (Saturday 1 October 2022)
  3. Matters Arising from the Minutes
  4. Report of the Trustees and Presentation of Accounts of the Trust for the period ended 7 April 2023
  5. Appointment of Trustees
  6. Appointment of the Honorary Officers of the Trust
  7. Honorary Secretary’s Report
  8. Chairman’s Remarks
  9. Any other business which might be brought forward by members

Contact the Chair before the meeting at g if you have items of any other business or interest in applying to be a trustee.

Trust AGM Minutes

The 80th Annual General Meeting of the City of Durham Trust was held in the Assembly Rooms Theatre, North Bailey, on Saturday 1 October 2022 commencing at 14.00.

The minutes of the AGM have now been approved by the Trustees and are attached below.

Trust AGM: 1st October

The 80th Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 1 October at 2.00 pm, in the Assembly Rooms Theatre 40 North Bailey. To attend the meeting via Zoom instead, please request a link by emailing .

Interested in becoming a Trustee and engaging with us on the future of the City? Contact our chairman in advance of the meeting on .

At the start of the meeting the Trust’s Architectural Award for 2021/2022 will be presented to Maya Polenz, “Head of Property” at Durham Cathedral, in recognition of the Cathedral’s superb new glazed lobbies.


After the formal agenda John Pendlebury, Professor of Urban Conservation at Newcastle University, will present a talk about Thomas Sharp, the town planner and author of Cathedral City – A Plan for Durham.

There will be a reception in Durham Museum after the AGM lecture. This offers a chance to view the exhibition, “How Historic Durham Survived the 20th Century”.