St Catherine's College, Oxford

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St Catherine's College
Established 1963
Sister CollegeRobinson College
Master Prof. Roger Ainsworth
Graduates 160
Undergraduates 450
Visiting Students 50

</div> St Catherine's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Familiarly known as "Catz", the college's modern architecture by Arne Jacobsen reflects the date of its foundation, and it is a Grade I listed building.

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History

The college was founded in 1962 by Alan Bullock, out of the former St Catherine's Society for unattached undergraduates. In 1974, it became one of the first five co-educational colleges in the university.

St Catz is situated towards the East of Oxford, on the bank of the Cherwell river.

In 2001 the college announced its intention to build sufficient housing so that any student who wishes to live in college (rather than elsewhere in Oxford) will be able to do so for the entire duration of their course. This has resulted in 6 new staircases being constructed (in addition to the original 16 and a further 3 from an earlier expansion) during the course of 2004.

Current times

Currently, St Catz has completed the constructions of the new staircases with en suite rooms and indeed, everyone can now live in college for the duration of their course. Also, the scaffolding that has been up for what seemed like forever to college students is finally down and the college looks the way it was meant to by the designer. The Porters Lodge has also moved to a new location, closer to the new living block. Academically, though, St Catz is the same establishment it was from the beginning.

Jargon

JCR - Junior Common Room, the place for undergraduates to hang out

Hall - The dining hall where college meals are served

Entz - College party which normally takes place in the JCR

Notable former students

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