Kellogg College, Oxford

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Kellogg College
College name Kellogg College
Named after Will Keith Kellogg
Established 1990[1]
Sister college None
President Jonathan Michie
Graduates 838[2] (total students)
Location Banbury Road and Bradmore Road

Kellogg College, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Kellogg College, Oxford

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Kellogg College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It is the 36th college and was founded with financial assistance from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.[3] It is one of the largest and most international colleges of the University of Oxford catering for graduate students. The college focuses on higher, postgraduate and lifelong learning and also caters to part-time mature students.

The president of the college is Jonathan Michie, Director of the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, and Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange.


Kellogg College was the first home for part-time students at the University of Oxford and many of the students who join the college continue to work in their professions while they study. The college continues to champion ideals of access, openness and inclusivity. As of Michaelmas Term 2014 the student body numbers 226 full-time and 612 part-time students.[2]

The college came into being on 1 March 1990 (as Rewley House) and was named in honour of Will Keith Kellogg on 1 October 1994, in recognition of the generous support given by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to the university over the preceding decades. The college has close connections with the University Departments for Continuing Education, Medicine, Education, Computer Science, Law and other departments active in areas of professional and part-time study. The college can trace its origins back to the start of university extension movement in the 1870s.

In 1878, Arthur Johnson[disambiguation needed] was the first to deliver an "Oxford Extension Lecture".[4]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, poorer men, and women. It is this movement that forms the historical background of Kellogg. The Oxford Extension movement is sometimes credited[who?] 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.

Kellogg College celebrated its "coming of age" in 2011 [5] and celebrated its quarter of a century anniversary in March 2015.[6]


62 Banbury Road building

In May 2004, 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 10-minute walk from Wellington Square. The existing Victorian buildings have been renovated to provide a dining hall, residential accommodation, offices, study facilities, and research space. The College offices moved to the Banbury Road site in April 2006.

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60 Banbury Road, Kellogg College's main entrance


The Oxford rugby squad that beat Cambridge 28-10 in the 2011 varsity match consisted of no fewer than seven Kellogg students. This was by far the greatest contribution to the squad from any Oxford college, with the next best-represented colleges (University, Keble and St Edmund Hall) having two players each.[7] John Carter became the first Oxford skipper to captain his team to back-to-back titles for 130 years at the 131st Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday 6 December 2012. Once again Kellogg dominated the Oxford squad with eight Kelloggians present.

Kellogg students also row in the University Boat Races versus Cambridge. In 2013, Kellogg students rowed in the victorious men's, women's, women's lightweight and reserve boats.

Notable fellows

Notable alumni


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  4. Podcasts from the University of Oxford: Lectures and seminars, by guest lecturers, at Kellogg College.
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  6. Kellogg College
  7. Rupert Mercer. "Varsity Squads Announced". The Tab Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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