Askham Bryan College
|Location||York, North Yorkshire, England|
Askham Bryan College is a specialist land-based college based in Askham Bryan, York, England. It also has centres in Leeds, Newcastle, 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, Veterinary Nursing, Equine Management, Engineering, Motor Sport, Horticulture, Arboriculture, Floristry, Countryside Management, Outdoor Adventure Sport, Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness, Uniformed Public Services and Foundation Vocational Programmes.
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.
On August 31, 2016 it was announced that the principal, Liz Philip, was standing down with immediate effect. The reasons for this were not fully explained, but led to much speculation in local newspapers.
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