Askham Bryan College

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Askham Bryan College
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Established 1936
Type FE/HE College
Principal Liz Philip
Students 750[1]
Location York, North Yorkshire, England
Website College website

Askham Bryan College is a specialist landbased college based in Askham Bryan, York, England.[2][3] It also has centres in Thirsk, Bedale, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Guisborough, Bradford, Wakefield, Scarborough and Penrith.

It was built in 1936, but not opened until after World War II as the Yorkshire Agricultural Institute. The college runs courses in Agriculture, Animal Management, Equine Management, Engineering, Motor Sport, Horticulture, Food Technology, Arboriculture, Floristry, Environmental Management, Highways Maintenance, Plant Maintenance and General Education.

The college farm is 1,022 acres (414 ha) and supports three farms: Westfield Farm which accommodates a 250 Holstein Friesian dairy herd and the National Beef Training Centre; East Barrow Farm which houses the college Equine Department with 53 horses and Animal Management Department; and Headley Hall Farm which is the arable farm formerly of the University of Leeds.

Alumni includes Geoffrey Smith, horticulturalist, writer and broadcaster and Joe Maiden, horticulturalist and broadcaster for BBC Radio Leeds.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ofted Outstanding". Askham Bryan College. 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Askham Bryan College". The Independent. 11 August 2010. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Askham Bryan College". Ofsted. 9 April 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 

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Coordinates: 53°55′16″N 1°09′40″W / 53.921°N 1.161°W / 53.921; -1.161