Kellogg College, Oxford

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Kellogg College

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College name Kellogg College
Named after Will Keith Kellogg
Established 1990[1]
Sister college None
President Professor Jonathan Michie
Graduates 700+[2] (total students)

Kellogg College, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Kellogg College, Oxford

Location of Kellogg College within central OxfordCoordinates: 51°45′50″N 1°15′36″W / 51.764°N 1.260°W / 51.764; -1.260
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Kellogg College is Oxford's 36th college and was founded with financial assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.[3] It is one of the largest and most international graduate constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Kellogg College is a graduate college and admissions are not open to undergraduates. The college focuses on higher, postgraduate and lifelong learning and also caters to part-time mature students. The student body now numbers 190 full-time students and 580 part-time students (Michaelmas Term 2012).

History[edit]

Kellogg College was the first home for part-time students at the University of Oxford and many of the students who join the college continue to work in their professions while they study. The college continues to champion ideals of access, openness and inclusivity.

The college came into being on 1 March 1990 (as Rewley House) and was named in honour of W. K. Kellogg on 1 October 1994, in recognition of the generous support given by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to the university over the preceding decades. The college has close connections with the University Departments for Continuing Education, Medicine, Education, Computer Science, Law and other departments active in areas of professional and part–time study. The college can trace its origins back to the start of university extension movement in the 1870s.

In 1878, Arthur Johnson[disambiguation needed] was the first to deliver an "Oxford Extension Lecture".[4] This turned into a movement which still flourishes. The movement grew out of a drive to liberalise Oxford which gained momentum in the 1850s. As a consequence, the university slowly began to open itself to religious nonconformists, poorer men, and women. It is this movement that forms the historical background of Kellogg. The Oxford Extension movement is sometimes credited[who?] for taking "Oxford to the masses". Lectures were given in town halls, public libraries and village school rooms across the country. The aim of the extension movement was twofold: social and political. It aimed at educating the larger community to achieve a better informed democracy.

Kellogg College celebrated its "coming of age" in 2011.[5]

Leadership[edit]

The president of the college is Jonathan Michie, Director of the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford, and Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange.

Buildings[edit]

Banbury Road building

In May 2004, the college acquired a site for a new permanent home, located between Banbury Road and Bradmore Road, in the Norham Manor area of North Oxford, a 10-minute walk from Wellington Square. The existing Victorian buildings have been renovated to provide residential accommodation, offices, and research space. The College offices moved to the Banbury Road site in April 2006.

Kellogg College

Sporting achievement[edit]

The Oxford rugby squad that beat Cambridge 28-10 in the 2011 varsity match consisted of no fewer than seven Kellogg students.[6] This was by far the greatest contribution to the squad from any Oxford college, with the next best-represented colleges (University, Keble and St Edmund Hall) having two players each.[7] John Carter became the first Oxford skipper to captain his team to back-to-back titles for 130 years at the 131st Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday 6 December 2012. Once again Kellogg dominated the Oxford squad with eight Kelloggians present. Kellogg students also row in the University Boat Races vs Cambridge. In 2013 Kellogg students rowed in the victorious men's, women's, women's lightweight and reserve boats.

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ University of Oxford: Graduate Studies Prospectus - Last updated 17 Sep 2008
  2. ^ Kellogg college: presentation page
  3. ^ "BBC". BBC News. 12 October 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Podcasts from the University of Oxford: Lectures and seminars, by guest lecturers, at Kellogg College.
  5. ^ University of Oxford http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2011/112303_1.html
  6. ^ Varsity Match Kellogg college
  7. ^ [1]

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