Kellogg College, Oxford

Kellogg College, Oxford

Oxford_College_Infobox
name = Kellogg College
university = Oxford
picture =
colours =
named_for = Will Keith Kellogg
established = 1990
sister_college = None
head_name = President
head = Prof. Jonathan Michie
college_type = postgraduate only college
graduates = 350 (total students)
latitude = 51.764
longitude = -1.260
homepage = [http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/ Homepage]
boat_club =

Kellogg College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It focuses on the concept of lifelong learning and mostly caters to part-time mature students, though the full-time student body now numbers fifty three students (September 2005).

Kellogg College, Oxford's 36th college, was founded with financial assistance from the Kellogg Foundation, and became a full college of the university in 1994, Will Keith Kellogg being recognised as its effective founder.

The College at the moment shares facilities (offices, teaching rooms, library, common rooms, dining room and residential accommodation) at Rewley House in Wellington Square with the Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE). In May 2004, however, 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 ten minute walk from Wellington Square. The plan is to develop the site over a number of years, with new buildings (lecture room, library, dining rooms) being completed within three years. The existing Victorian buildings have been renovated to provide residential accommodation, offices, and research space. The College offices moved to the Banbury Road site in April, 2006.

History

In 1878 Arthur Johnson was the first to deliver an "Oxford Extension Lecture". This turned into a movement which still flourishes. The movement has culminated into the contemporary establishment and structure of Kellogg College. The college caters to approximately 16,000 part-time students every year.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 and poorer men. Later this was extended to include women. It is this movement that forms the historical background of Kellogg College. The extension lectures proved very popular.

The movement is sometimes credited for 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. It was all about citizenship.

The city of Oxford was asked to fund extensions of the university. This proved unpopular and an alternative system was chosen: flying visits by extension lecturers.

Distinguished members

* Colin Bundy (Warden, Green College; formerly Director and Principal, School of Oriental and African Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of London; and previously Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand)

External links

* [http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/ Kellogg College official website]
* [http://www.kelloggmcr.org.uk/ Kellogg College MCR website]
* [http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/ OUDCE website] — Department for Continuing Education


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