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Encyclopedia > Mansfield College, Oxford
Colleges and halls of the University of Oxford
Mansfield College

The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ...

                       
College name Mansfield College
Motto Deus locutus est nobis in Neanderthalus ("God hath spoken unto us by [his] Caveman", Hebrews 1:1–2)
Named after George and Elizabeth Mansfield
Established 1886
Sister college Homerton College, Cambridge
Principal Dr Diana Walford
JCR president Alex Morris
Undergraduates 212
MCR president Valentina Pugliano
Graduates 73


Location of Mansfield College within central OxfordCoordinates: 51°45′27″N 1°15′10″W / 51.757428, -1.252876
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Mansfield College is one of the 39 constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Notably, it is both the youngest undergraduate college (having been a Permanent Private Hall until 1995) and the smallest undergraduate college within Oxford University, a title of which 'Mansfielders' are proud. As of 2006 the college had an estimated financial endowment of £12 million. [1] Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6). ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Diana Marion Walford CBE is Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford. ... In some universities in the United Kingdom—particularly collegiate universities—the student body is organised into one or more of the following: A Junior Common Room (JCR) A Middle Common Room (MCR) A Senior Common Room (SCR) In addition to this, each of the above phrases may also refer to... In some universities in the United Kingdom—particularly collegiate universities—the student body is organised into one or more of the following: A Junior Common Room (JCR) A Middle Common Room (MCR) A Senior Common Room (SCR) In addition to this, each of the above phrases may also refer to... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 360 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (360 × 370 pixel, file size: 156 KB, MIME type: image/png) Small map of central Oxford This map may be incomplete, and may contain errors. ... Image File history File links Blue_pog. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... 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. ...

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History

Originally only members of the established Church of England were permitted to attend Oxford or Cambridge University as students. Mansfield was the result of a successful attempt to circumvent this ban on non-Anglican denominations attending university. The college was originally founded (under the name of Spring Hill College) in Birmingham, as a college for Nonconformist students, who could not at that time be admitted to Oxford or Cambridge. The college moved to Oxford following the relaxation of the religious restrictions, and was founded in its present form in 1886. The magnificent Victorian buildings were designed by Basil Champneys. The Church of England logo since 1998 The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[1] in England, and acts as the mother and senior branch of the worldwide Anglican Communion, as well as a founding member of the Porvoo Communion. ... Moseley School (incorporating Spring Hill College) is a large comprehensive in the Moseley area of Birmingham, England. ... Birmingham (pron. ... Non conformism is the term of KKK ... Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Basil Champneys (1842-1935) Champneys was the architect for Newnham College, Cambridge, Manchesters John Rylands Library and Oriel College, Oxfords Rhodes Building. ...


Nowadays, in addition to being a regular college of study in the University, it also trains students for ordination (ordinands) in the United Reformed Church and the Congregational Federation, along with Northern College, Manchester and Westminster College, Cambridge. Ordination is the process in which clergy become authorized by their religious denomination and/or seminary to perform religious rituals and ceremonies. ... Logo of The United Reformed Church The United Reformed Church (URC) is a Christian denomination (church) in the United Kingdom. ... The Congregational Federation is a Federation (or Association or Union) of independent Congregational churches in England, Scotland and Wales. ... Westminster College sits on one of the busier intersections of Cambridges ring road . Westminster College in Cambridge is a theological college of the Presbyterian Church in England, now the United Reformed Church. ...


Until 1995 Mansfield was a Permanent Private Hall rather than a college, the Queen's Charter being awarded in that year. With an undergraduate population of little more than 200 at any time, Mansfield remains one of the smallest undergraduate college in Oxford University apart from Harris Manchester, which only accepts mature students. In spite of the relatively small student population (about 300, the graduates and visiting students included), Mansfield is known as a college which ‘punches above its weight’, with an increasing presence across the University. One example is the Mansfield College Boat Club which is very active and popular amongst the students, achieving results at the level of some of the biggest colleges. Mansfield's reputation for food around the university is excellent, especially its bi-termly black tie formals. A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... College name Harris Manchester Named after Lord Harris of Peckham Established 1786 Principal The Revd Dr Ralph Waller JCR President Toby Fell-Holden Undergraduates 110 Graduates 40 Home page The Quad lawn, Harris Manchester College, Oxford Harris Manchester College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford, England. ...


The college's pre-supper grace was translated into Latin from the Welsh version originally prepared for the University College of North Wales[2]. Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... Affiliations University of Wales Website http://www. ...


Geographical location

The Principal's Gardens

The spacious grounds of Mansfield College occupy one of the most attractive sites in Oxford near to the University parks and River Cherwell. The 1886 buildings, which houses all the College's public rooms, are regarded as amongst the finest work of the important Victorian architect, Basil Champneys. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3456 × 2304 pixel, file size: 4. ... The River Cherwell is a river which flows through the midlands of England. ... Basil Champneys (1842-1935) Champneys was the architect for Newnham College, Cambridge, Manchesters John Rylands Library and Oriel College, Oxfords Rhodes Building. ...


College grace

'(ante cibum) Omnipotens Deus, clementissime Pater, omnis boni fons, in donis tuis gaudentes nomen tuum magnificamus, per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.


"(before the meal) Almighty God, Father of mercies and fount of every good, in the enjoyment of thy gifts we bless thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord."


Fellows

Dr Albert Schweitzer, theologian and famous Bach expert was a special lecturer at Mansfield and often performed on the chapel organ. Among the notable academic staff is the Reverend Dr John Muddiman, G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Theology. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the British Astrophysicist most famous for first discovering radio pulsars, is currently a visiting professor. Will Hutton, prominent journalist, economist and head of the Work Foundation, is also a honorary fellow of Mansfield. As of the 21st of June 2007, the College has been able to number amongst its honorary fellows Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the USA. Albert Schweitzer, M.D., OM, (January 14, 1875 – September 4, 1965), was an Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. ... The Reverend Dr. John Muddiman is currently the G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Theology at Mansfield College, Oxford. ... Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, DBE, FRS FRAS, Ph. ... Composite Optical/X-ray image of the Crab Nebula pulsar, showing surrounding nebular gases stirred by the pulsars magnetic field and radiation. ... Will Hutton is a British writer, weekly columnist (and formerly editor-in-chief) for The Observer in London and currently Chief Executive of The Work Foundation (formerly the Industrial Society). ... For other persons named Jimmy Carter, see Jimmy Carter (disambiguation). ...


Domestic Staff

The college porters are also notable characters. Hugh Flint who has now retired, was the drummer for John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and appeared on their first two albums, the second of which featured Eric Clapton. He later formed the band McGuinness Flint. Hughie Flint (b. ... John Mayall and Paul Butterfield, 1967 John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers are a pioneering English blues band, led by singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist John Mayall, OBE, that has included such luminaries as: Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce (both later in Cream), Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (later all... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... McGuinness Flint was a rock band formed in 1970 by Tom McGuinness, former guitarist with Manfred Mann, and Hughie Flint, former drummer with John Mayall, plus vocalist and keyboard player Dennis Coulson and multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle. ...


Notable former students

See also: Category:Alumni of Mansfield College, Oxford

Alumni of Mansfield College include:

Pamela Sue Anderson is Official Fellow, Tutor in Philosophy and Christian Ethics, Dean, and Womens Advisor of Regents Park College in the University of Oxford. ... Christopher John Bryant (born January 11, 1962) is a British politician. ... The Financial Times (FT) is a British international business newspaper. ... Paul Crossley (born May 17, 1944) is a British pianist. ... Charles Harold Dodd (7 April 1884-21 September 1973) was a Welsh New Testament scholar and influential Protestant theologian. ... The New English Bible (NEB) was a fresh translation of the Bible into modern English directly from the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts (with some Latin in the Apocrypha); with the New Testament being published in 1961, and the Old Testament, along with the Apocrypha, being published in 1970. ... Charles Silvester Horne was a famous late 19th century and early 20th century Congregationalist who additionally served as Liberal M.P. for Ipswich. ... Guy Hands (born 1959) is a financier and the current CEO of the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners, which he founded in 2002. ... Michael Pollan (b. ... Erik Routley ( October 31, 1917– October 8, 1982) was an English Congregational minister, composer and musicologist. ... The Reverend Henry Wheeler Robinson, known universally as H. Wheeler Robinson, was born on 7 February 1872 at Northampton and died on 12 May 1945 at Oxford. ... Regents Park College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Adam von Trott zu Solz (born August 9, 1909 in Potsdam, Germany - died August 26, 1944 in Berlin, Germany) was a lawyer and diplomat who opposed the Nazi regime. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... True Blue (1996) is a film based on the book True Blue: Oxford Boat Race Mutiny. ...

References

  1. ^ Oxford College Endowment Incomes, 1973-2006 (updated July 2007)
  2. ^ Reginald Adams, The College Graces of Oxford and Cambridge, ISBN 1-870882-06-7
  3. ^ Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at the Ambassador's Residence, 4 May 2007

External links

  • Official website
  • Website of the Junior Common Room
  • Website for the Middle Common Room
  • Virtual Tour of Mansfield College

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