John Snow College
is a college
of the University of Durham
, and one of two located at Queen's Campus
, south of the city of Durham
itself. The College takes its name from the nineteenth-century Yorkshire physician Dr John Snow
, who is regarded by many as one of the greatest doctors and a world-leading pioneer in anaesthesia, epidemiology and public health.
In 1992, the Joint University College on Teeside of the Universities of Durham and Teesside (JUCOT) was established on the site as a joint venture between the University of Durham and the University of Teesside
. This was initially intended to grant joint degrees
validated by both institutions (BA
). However, Teesside, which had only become a university in 1992, had difficulties in taking on its responsibilities for the college and Durham took full control in 1994.
A programme of integration with Durham began, leading to the college becoming University College, Stockton (UCS) in 1996 — a college of the University of Durham and the only college with teaching responsibilities. Further integration led to the campus being renamed the University of Durham, Stockton Campus (UDSC) in 1998, and the removal of its teaching responsibilities. In 2001, UDSC was split into two colleges: one was John Snow College, and the other was George Stephenson College
; the campus was also renamed University of Durham, Queen's Campus (UDQC), in honour of the Queen's