Kellogg College, Oxford

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Kellogg College
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Established 1990
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President Dr Geoffrey Thomas
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</div> Kellogg College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. It focuses on the concept of lifelong learning and mostly caters to part-time mature students.

Kellogg 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.

Kellogg College also houses Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) at its premises at Rewley House, Oxford.


History

In 1878 Arthur Johnson was the first to deliver an Oxford Extension Lecture. This turned into a movement which still flourishes. The movement is now known as the Kellogg College. It caters for about 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 masses for an 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.

External links

  • Official website (http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/) - the college
  • OUDCE Website (http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/) - Department for Continuing Education


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All Souls | Balliol | Brasenose | Christ Church | Corpus Christi | Exeter | Green | Harris Manchester | Hertford | Jesus | Keble | Kellogg | Lady Margaret Hall | Linacre | Lincoln | Magdalen | Mansfield | Merton | New College | Nuffield | Oriel | Pembroke | Queen's | St Anne's | St Antony's | St Catherine's | St Cross | St Edmund Hall | St Hilda's | St Hugh's | St John's | St Peter's | Somerville | Templeton | Trinity | University | Wadham | Wolfson | Worcester
 

Permanent Private Halls at the University of Oxford

Blackfriars | Campion Hall | Greyfriars | Regent's Park College | St Benet's Hall | St Stephen's House | Wycliffe Hall

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