Whitley College

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Whitley College
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Whitley College emblem
University University of Melbourne & University of Divinity
Location 271 Royal Parade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Motto Ad iustitiam
Motto in English For justice
Established 1891
Named for W.T. Whitley
Warden Margie Welsford
Undergraduates 126
Postgraduates 6
Tutors 9
Website Whitley College website

Whitley College is one of the twelve residential colleges of the University of Melbourne and also one of the eleven theological colleges of the University of Divinity. Unlike most colleges, Whitley College was not located on College Crescent but rather is placed slightly further north at 271 Royal Parade, Victoria, Australia. Unlike the other colleges associated with the university (with the exception of Trinity College), Whitley College is unique that alongside its residential college there also existed a theological school associated with the Baptist Union of Victoria and accredited by the University of Divinity.

Whitley College was established in 1891 at the Collins Street Baptist Church. Dr W.T. Whitley was invited to come to Melbourne from England to take up the position of Principal. He remained Principal for the next ten years.

In 1959, the Baptist Union of Victoria began work on a new building for the college and agreed to become an affiliated college of the University of Melbourne. The College is now one of 12 residential colleges associated with the University of Melbourne. In 1975, Whitley and the Stirling Theological College established the Evangelical Theological Association, which was accredited until 2005. Whitley and Stirling now are separate colleges of the University of Divinity. Theological courses are taught in a separate wing of the college, which forms part of the University of Divinity. This is a university of specialisation which offers programs in theological and ministry studies, ranging from diploma-level through to doctoral research.

The Geoffrey Blackburn Library at Whitley was built in 2001, and contains approximately 30,000 theological books. It also contains the Boreham Collection, which includes books by and about Frank W. Boreham, as well as items from his personal collection.

The School of World Mission[edit]

The School of World Mission was established in 1988 by Whitley College and World Vision Australia. SWM was located at Whitley College and taught practical ministry and mission courses and integrated biblical theology with social sciences. The School of World Mission is now closed.

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