Kellogg College, Oxford

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Kellogg College
Kellogg College exterior
                                 
College name Kellogg College
Named after Will Keith Kellogg
Established 1990[1]
Sister college None
President Jonathan Michie
Graduates 905[2] (total students, Dec 2015)
Location Banbury Road and Bradmore Road

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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Christ Church Boat Club
Kellogg College Oxford Coat Of Arms.svg
Blazon Per pale indented argent and azure on the argent a chevron enhanced gules in base a book azure leaved argent on the azure an ear of wheat palewise or the whole within a bordure gules.

Kellogg College is a graduate-only constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1990 as Rewley House, Kellogg is the university's 36th college and the largest by number of students. It hosts research centres including the Institute of Population Ageing and the Centre for Creative Writing, and is closely identified with Lifelong learning at Oxford.

As with most of the university's graduate colleges, Kellogg College has an egalitarian spirit which is reflected by a lack of formal separation between fellows and students. The college has no high table and its grace is in Welsh which is unique among Oxford University's colleges.

The president of the college is Jonathan Michie who is Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange and also holds the position of director of the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Michie succeeded the founder of the college, Geoffrey Thomas, as president.

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 promote ideals of access, openness, and inclusivity. As of Michaelmas Term 2015 the student body numbers 905 students, of which 231 are attending full-time and 674 part-time.[2]

The college came into being on 1 March 1990 (as Rewley House) and was renamed in honour of Will Keith 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.[3] The college has close connections with the university's departments for continuing education, medicine, education, computer science, and law, and other departments active in areas of professional and part-time study. The Director of the Department for Continuing Education is ex officio President of Kellogg College.[4]

The college can trace its origins back to the start of the university extension movement in the 1870s. In 1878, Arthur Johnson[disambiguation needed] was the first to deliver an "Oxford Extension Lecture".[5] 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?] with 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[6] and celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2015.[7]

Buildings[edit]

62 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 a dining hall, residential accommodation, offices, study facilities, and research space. The College offices moved to the Banbury Road site in April 2006.

60 Banbury Road, Kellogg College's main entrance

Sport[edit]

The Oxford rugby squad that beat Cambridge 28-10 in the 2011 Varsity match included no fewer than seven Kellogg students. 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.[8] 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 against Cambridge. In 2013, Kellogg students rowed in the victorious men's, women's, women's lightweight and reserve boats.

Notable fellows[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kellogg College". ox.ac.uk. 
  2. ^ a b "Student Numbers 2015" (PDF). Oxford University Gazette 146 (5124 Supplement (1)). p. 350. 
  3. ^ "Education Snap, crackle and cash". BBC News. 12 October 1998. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 
  4. ^ University of Oxford. Regulations for Kellogg College. Council Regulations 10 of 2002, sec. 2, subsec. 1.
  5. ^ Podcasts from the University of Oxford: Lectures and seminars, by guest lecturers, at Kellogg College.
  6. ^ University of Oxford http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2011/112303_1.html
  7. ^ Kellogg College http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/discover/news/our-silver-anniversary-25-years-of-kellogg-college/
  8. ^ Rupert Mercer. "Varsity Squads Announced". The Tab Cambridge. 

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