Bishop Burton College

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Administration building Bishop Burton College

Bishop Burton College is a further education college based in Bishop Burton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

College courses include Public Services, Landscape, Land Based Engineering and Child Care Studies. The college has facilities including a student village, three eating areas, a meadow and a shop. The college's new library and Equine stadium was opened and visited by the Princess Royal in October 2008.[1] The college is currently re-developing some of its animal enclosures used when studying farming and animal care.

The college hosted the Chinese equine team in the run-up to and including the London 2012 Olympics.[2]

In August 2013, novelist Will Self, during a holiday walk with his son, asked a security guard if he could take a short-cut across the school grounds. Self was refused permission and was later stopped and questioned on suspicion of being a paedophile by Yorkshire police, who had been alerted by the security guard.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Royal opening for equine centre". BBC News. BBC. 27 October 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leeds chosen as China's Olympic training base". BBC News. BBC. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Tom Foot (18 August 2013). "Questioned for taking a country walk with his son?: Even Will Self couldn't make it up Dismayed author blames fear of paedophiles for warping attitudes". The Independent. London. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Will Self (17 August 2013). "Stopped by police and branded a paedophile... for hiking with my son: WILL SELF reveals moment an innocent ramble became a nightmarish tale of modern Britain". The Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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Coordinates: 53°50′54″N 0°30′15″W / 53.84826°N 0.50405°W / 53.84826; -0.50405