Harris Manchester College, Oxford

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Harris Manchester College
Established 1786
Sister CollegeNone
Warden The Revd Dr Ralph Waller
Graduates ca.40
Undergraduates ca.110

</div> Harris Manchester College, formerly Manchester College, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom; it has the emphasis on mature students.

The college started as the Manchester Academy in Manchester in 1786. It was originally run by Presbyterians . The college was one of the few remaining dissenting academies that provided religious nonconformists with education. At the time, nonconformists were denied admission in Oxford and Cambridge. The Manchester Academy, however, made religious its key principle.

The Manchester Academy goes back to the well-known Warrington Academy. It taught radical theology as well as modern subjects, such as science, modern languages, language or history. This did not mean, that the classics were neglected.

The college changed its location five times before settling in Oxford. It was located in Manchester between 1786 and 1803. It then moved to York where it stayed until 1840. Then, the college moved back to Manchester until 1853. Between 1853 and 1889 the college was located in London from where it moved to Oxford, opening its new buildings designed by Unitarian architect Thomas Worthington in 1893. In 1840, the college started an association with the University of London and gained the right to present degrees from London.

Harris Manchester College was granted Permanent Private Hall status in 1990. It was only in 1996 that the college became a full college of Oxford University. Today the college focuses on mature students (i.e. for those above the age of 21), both for undergraduate and graduate studies. It offers a wide array of courses, boasts one of the largest college libraries in Oxford, and has a very international atmosphere.

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