Wentworth College

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Coordinates: 53°56′46″N 1°03′28″W / 53.9460°N 1.0579°W / 53.9460; -1.0579

Wentworth College
Wentworth College logo.jpg
Wentworth College logo
University University of York
Motto En Dieu est tout
Motto in English "In God is all" (French)
Established 1972, refounded 2001
Named for Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford
Provost Russell Yates
Deputy provost Jim Hoggett
Dean Derek Lavin
Undergraduates None
Postgraduates 460
Website Wentworth College

Wentworth College is a college of the University of York, named after Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford.[1] Originally opened in 1972, since 2002 it has had the distinction of being the only college exclusively housing postgraduate students; though postgraduates can be resident in all colleges at the University. Wentworth has about 460 resident graduate students, and serves as the base for the Graduate Students' Association. The current provost of Wentworth is Russell Yates.

2002 building viewed from across the lake


One of the older blocks, north of the lake

Wentworth houses the Department of Sociology, Edge (formerly the Kasbah), a cafe by day which turns into a bar at night. Along with the Graduate Common Room, this plays host to many of the events organised by the GSA throughout the year.

In addition, Wentworth has a computer room, Yoga room, a quiet reading room for study and a laundry room.


  1. ^ Yorkvision College Profiles: Wentworth

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