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Grey College, Durham

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Motto Gradibus ascendimus
Ascending by degrees
Colours Red, Black and White
Named after Earl Grey
Established 1959
Master Prof. J. Martyn Chamberlain
Senior Tutor Tony Cleaver
JCR President Lee Speakman
Undergraduates 932
Postgraduates 50
Website Grey College
JCR Website JCR Website
Boat Club Website Grey Boat Club


Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England. It is named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, who was Prime Minister at the time of the University's foundation (and who also gives his name to Earl Grey tea). Red may be any of a number of similar colours at the lowest frequencies of light discernible by the human eye. ... This article is about the color black. ... White is the color of things that reflect light of all parts of the visible spectrum equally and are not dull (see grey). ... The Right Honourable Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764–17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Durham University is a university in England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The Right Honourable Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764–17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister. ... The Prime Minister is in practice the most important political office in the United Kingdom. ... Pile of Lipton Finest Earl Grey Tin of Lipton Finest Earl Grey A pack of Twinings Earl Grey tea A Twinings Earl Grey tea bag Earl Grey tea is a black tea blend with a distinctive flavour and aroma derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of...

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History

Founded in 1959, Grey was the first college of the University's post-war expansion, and the second college to open on Elvet Hill after St Mary's. It was also the last college founded before the separation of Durham and Newcastle in 1963. The college initially only admitted men, but has been mixed since 1984. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Elvet Hill is situated on the south bank of the River Wear in the city of Durham, in County Durham, in England. ... Newcastle University is a British university located in Newcastle upon Tyne in the north of England. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... This article is about the year 1984. ...


In March 1959, just a few months before the opening of the college, the Elvet block (then the main block of the college) was devastated by fire. However the college recovered to open as scheduled in October and has since adopted the phoenix as its unofficial badge. The college coat of arms features a scaling ladder (or gré — the badge of the Grey family) between two St Cuthbert's crosses (the symbol of Durham). A new grant of arms in 2004 confirmed these and added the phoenix as a crest. The phoenix from the Aberdeen Bestiary. ... Statistics Population: 42,939 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ274424 Administration District: City of Durham Shire county: Durham Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Durham Historic county: Durham Services Police force: County Durham Ambulance service: North East Post office and telephone... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The head of the college is known as the Master. The first Master was Dr Sydney Holgate, who was head of the college from its foundation until 1980. He was followed by Eric Halladay who was Master until 1988 when Victor Watts took over. The current Master is Professor J. Martyn Chamberlain, appointed after the sudden death of Victor Watts in 2002. The college has a fellowship in Mathematics (the Alan David Richards Fellowship) and a general fellowship scheme (the Sydney Holgate Fellowships), which includes funding for Research Fellows and an Artist in Residence. 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


During the 1966 World Cup, Grey was home to the Soviet Union's football team who were playing their group matches in Sunderland and Middlesbrough. They won all their matches while based in Durham, but eventually lost to West Germany in the semi-finals. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1966 was a year of triumph for the host nation, England, which won in a controversial final beating West Germany 4-2. ... First international Estonia 2 - 4 RSFSR (Tallinn, Estonia; 18 September 1923) USSR 3 - 0 Turkey (Moscow, USSR; 16 November 1924) Last International Cyprus 0 - 3 USSR (Larnaca, Cyprus; 13 November 1991) Largest win USSR 11 - 1 India (Moscow, USSR; 16 September 1955) Finland 0 - 10 USSR (Helsinki, Finland; 15 August... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This is the article on the town, for the article on the football club see Middlesbrough F.C. Statistics Population: 142,691 (2001 urban sub-area) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: NZ495201 Administration District: Middlesbrough Region: North East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: North...


Grey College was exclusively for male students until the start of the 1984-1985 academic year, when a contingent of nineteen women joined the college in their first year as a pilot program. These first female members of the college had been assigned to Grey, rather than having chosen it, since they had not specified a college of residence at the time they had applied to the University of Durham, or failed to get into their first choice. Few changes were made to accommodate the new mixed-sex living arrangements - toilet and bathroom facilities were shared, for instance. Female students could, however, request lace curtains in addition to the regular fabric curtains for their rooms.


In the following year, 1985-1986, Grey College opened its doors to all women, who could now actively apply to join the college. By the time these women had graduated three years later, Grey had become indistinguishable in population from the other mixed-sex colleges of the university.


About The College

There are four accommodation blocks on site: Hollingside (the main building), Elvet, Oswald, and Holgate House. Grey was the first college in Durham to have all of its bedrooms connected to the university computer network. The college offers a number of other facilities: Hollingside contains the 350-seater dining room (the college is fully catered), the college bar and the JCR, which has the largest TV of any Durham college, while Holgate House has a conference centre and a library with over 7,000 books. A fifth building, Fountains Hall, is the home of Fountains Theatre Company (FTC), and also contains the college chapel, a multi-purpose hall (for everything from badminton and Grey College Boat Club training, to band practice), and a pizza bar. The University Botanic Garden and the High Wood are located next door to the college, and a path leads directly to the Science Site. The term Junior Combination Room or Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities (as well as at Harvard College in the United States) to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent part of a university, typically a college or a...


Grey is renowned for having an excellent college spirit and a vibrant social calendar. Notable social events include the fireworks display (the largest in Durham); the Cheese Society's Winter Wonderland of Cheese, infamous for its "secret recipe" punch; The Informal Ball with its fancy dress themes, such as 2005's Music Legends (with people dressed as anything from Mozart to The Spice Girls to The Crazy Frog); and Grey Day, a mix of fun events on the lawn and college bands, traditionally accompanied by the consumption of alcohol. The year comes to an end with "The Phoenix Ball", one of the largest and most popular balls in the entire University. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... The Spice Girls were a British vocal girl band. ... Crazy Frog advert produced by German based mobile phone content distributor, Jamba! GmbH Crazy Frog is the marketing title of a ring tone based on The Annoying Thing, a computer animation created by Erik Wernquist. ... Grey Day is a song by English ska/pop band Madness. ...


Grey boasts a plethora of sports clubs, ranging from Grey College Boat Club through Grey College Ultimate Frisbee Club to Team Croquet. The Ultimate Club boasts three teams according to ability, with the A team dominating the intercollegiate league in recent years. A contingent recently attended the Northern Winter League in Leeds, the only team from a sub-University level. Phoenix Knights, as GCUFC has become known, managed to place at 7th out of 16 teams, and will look for improvements at NWL2 later in the season. Many of Grey's sporting clubs have enjoyed success in recent years, notably the Women's Hockey team, Boat Club and Rugby Club.


Members of the college sometimes refer to themselves as the "Grey Army" and can be found at many college sporting events (usually rugby games) supporting the team. Another mascot of the college is the "College Trout"- a Big Mouth Billy Bass toy that in the past has been stationed behind the bar but currently resides in the college shop. The Grey Cheerleading Squad won the title of best squad in the university in the academic year 2005-2006, beating the university squad to the title and again in the 2006-2007 term. They keep up a long-running and affectionate feud with their neighbours Collingwood College, who are regularly found cutting across Grey to reach the nearby Science Site. Grey are well known as the Durham College most likely to be singing, their favourites being the college theme song "You Are My Sunshine" and their infamous songs/chants about the Collingwood and Hatfield Colleges. Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss Biwa trout, Oncorhynchus masou subsp Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ... Billy Bass can also refer to Billy Bass Nelson, a bassist who was part of P-Funk. ... Collingwood College is a college of the University of Durham in England. ...


Notable Alumni

Professor Chris Higgins is, since 1998, the Director of the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre and Head of Division in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. ... Affiliations 1994 Group, European University Association, Association of MBAs, EQUIS, Universities UK, N8 Group, Association of Commonwealth Universities Website http://www. ... 2007 (MMVII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the rapper. ... Tim Stimpson (born 10 September 1973) is a rugby union international full back who plays for Leeds Tykes, having previously played for Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers and Perpignan. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... James Wilby is a British actor for film, TV and stage, born in Rangoon, Burma on 20 February 1958. ...

Trivia

Grey College was originally planned to be named Oliver Cromwell College, but this proved too controversial.[1] Oliver Cromwell (April 25, 1599–September 3, 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for making England a republic and leading the Commonwealth of England. ...


External links

  • Grey College official website
  • Grey College JCR undergraduate student organisation
  • Grey College MCR postgraduate student organisation
  • Grey College SCR staff organisation
  • Grey College Association alumni organisation

References

  1. ^ Hill, Christopher: God's Englishman - Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution (Penguin, 1970) p265
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Grey College, Durham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (747 words)
Grey College is a college of the University of Durham in England.
Grey was the first college in Durham to have all of its bedrooms connected to the university computer network.
The college offers a number of other facilities: Hollingside contains the 350-seater dining room (the college is fully catered), the college bar and the JCR, which has the largest TV of any Durham college, while Holgate House has a conference centre and a library with over 7,000 books.
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (662 words)
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764–17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was a British Whig statesman and Prime Minister.
Descended from a long line of Northumbrian gentry, Grey was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was elected to Parliament at the age of 22 in 1786.
In 1806 Grey, now Lord Howick due to his father's elevation to the peerage as Earl Grey, became a part of the Ministry of All the Talents (a coalition of Foxite Whigs, Grenvillites, and Addingtonites) as First Lord of the Admiralty.
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