I'm trying to decide which college to name as my first preference at Durham. What I'm looking for is a college that
(1) is relatively close to my department (i.e. close to Old Elvet),
(2) has a decent number of library or other study rooms, and
(3) is relatively socially progressive rather than socially conservative.
Based on (1) and (2) as well as some negative indicators regarding (3) available online, I've narrowed down my selection to
- St. Mary's College,
- St. John's College,
- St. Chad's College, and
- University College (Castle).
My problem is that I have no way of telling how these colleges fare with regard to (3). Any advice, experiences, informed opinions would be much appreciated! -- In short, which one of Mary's, John's, Chad's and Castle is the most progressive college???
(If any other college is stellar with regard to both (2) and (3) I'd be fine forgetting about (1).)
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