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Encyclopedia > Linacre College, Oxford
Linacre College, Oxford
College name Linacre College
Named after Thomas Linacre
Established 1962
Sister College Wolfson College
Principal Prof. Paul Slack
Undergraduates None
MCR President Maartje Klapwijk
Graduates 300

Linacre College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, currently offering graduate entry only. It is located on St Cross Road at the corner of St Cross Road and South Parks Road, next to the University Parks and opposite the Tinbergen Building, which is shared by the Departments of Zoology and Experimental Psychology. It is one of the least wealthy colleges with an estimated financial endowment of £9m (2003). 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Wolfson College Motto Ring True Named after The Wolfson Foundation Previous names University College, Wolfson College (1972) Established 1965 Sister College Linacre College President Dr Gordon Johnson Location Barton Road Undergraduates 90 Graduates 510 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of... A principal is: The head of an educational institution. ... The term Middle Common Room (MCR) is used in some British universities, especially Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, to refer to the body of postgraduate students (similar to a students union) at a constituent college. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) 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    - 2006 est. ... St Cross Road is a road in Oxford, England. ... Rhodes House on the south side of South Parks Road, designed by Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1928. ... The Oxford University Parks, or simply and more normally the University Parks to members of the community, is one large parkland area slightly northeast of the Oxford town centre. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The college is named after Thomas Linacre (1460–1524), a distinguished Oxford humanist. Linacre was also a medical scientist and a classicist. His ideals were multi-disciplinary, and the college aims to reflect this multi-disciplinary approach. Thomas Linacre (or Lynaker) (c. ...

It currently has about 350 graduate students, of whom the majority are studying science. The college was the first of Oxford's colleges to admit female and male students on an equal basis. It is proud of its international students. Over fifty countries are represented in the college's membership.

Linacre College has established a reputation for its good food and popular 'bops' (parties).



Linacre College was founded in 1962. It was originally situated on St Aldate's, in what is now the Music Department of the university. In 1977, the college moved to its present site at Cherwell edge, which was formerly a private house, a convent, and a property occupied by students from St Anne's College. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...

Living at Linacre

Adding to the Main Building, the Bamborough and Abraham Buildings were completed in 1986 and 1995, respectively. 58 students can live on the main site; The college also owns a number of buildings off the main site, including properties on Banbury Rd, Bradmore Rd, Divinity Rd, Iffley Rd, and Walton St which can house a total of 105 students. The college generally offers accommodation only to first-year students (freshers). Students normally move into shared housing in and around Oxford after their first year in Linacre accommodation.

Social Life at Linacre

Life at Linacre is marked by its stark contrast to the stereotypical Oxford college formality. The student body is a mix of nationalities and subject areas that give social life at Linacre a distinctively eclectic flavour.

Linacre boasts an excellent kitchen, informal and warm common room with a student-run bar and warm and friendly staff.

Notable former students

David Christopher Kelly CMG (May 17, 1944 – July 17, 2003) was an employee of the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), an expert in biological warfare, and a former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq. ... Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (née Damji) is a Ugandan-born journalist, based in London; she only hyphenated her surname after her second marriage in 1990. ... Terry Eagleton (born in Salford, England, on February 22, 1943) is a British literary critic and philosopher. ...

See also

Thomas Linacre (or Lynaker) (c. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Common room website
  • Virtual Tour of Linacre College

  Results from FactBites:
Thomas Linacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1236 words)
On his return to Oxford, full of the learning and imbued with the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, he formed one of the brilliant circle of Oxford scholars, including John Colet, William Grocyn and William Latimer, who are mentioned in the letters of Erasmus.
The most important service Linacre conferred upon his own profession and science was the foundation by royal charter of the College of Physicians in London, and he was the first president of the new college, which he further aided by bequeathing to it his own house and library.
The Oxford foundation was revived by the university commissioners in 1856 in the form of the Linacre professorship of anatomy.
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