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Encyclopedia > St Cross College, Oxford
Colleges and halls of the University of Oxford
St Cross 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 Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 577 KB) St Cross College, Oxford Copyright © 2005-03-15 Kaihsu Tai File links The following pages link to this file: St Cross College, Oxford ...

                             
College name St Cross College
Latin name Collegium Sanctae Crucis Oxoniense
Motto Ad quattuor cardines mundi ("to the four corners of the earth")
Named after St Cross Road, Oxford
Established 1965
Sister college Clare Hall, Cambridge
Master Professor Andrew Goudie
Undergraduates 1 (2005/2006) [1]
MCR president Alexander Roman Oshmyansky
Graduates 271 (2005/2006) [2]


Location of St Cross College within central OxfordCoordinates: 51°45′24″N 1°15′37″W / 51.756528, -1.260311
http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/
Boat Club shared with Wolfson College http://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/clubs/boatclub/

St Cross College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As an all-graduate college, it is one of the smaller ones in terms of student numbers. The college occupies attractive, traditional-style buildings on a central site in St Giles'. It is keen to match the structure, life and support of undergraduate colleges, with the relaxed atmosphere of an all-graduate college. St Cross Road is a road in Oxford, England. ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Clare Hall Motto - Named after Clare College Previous names - Established 1966, 1984 Sister College St Cross College President Prof. ... Andrew Shaw Goudie is Master of St Cross 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... 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. ... Oxford is a city and local government district in Oxfordshire, England, with a population of 134,248 (2001 census). ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... College name Wolfson College Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson, Bt. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x921, 562 KB) St cross College, Oxford coat of arms. ... 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). ... View of St Giles including St Benets Hall. ...

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History

St Cross was formally set up by the University in 1965; It was to admit its first graduate students (five in number) in the following year. The establishment of the college, together with that of Iffley (now Wolfson) College, arose out of pressure on the University, during the early 1960s, to solve the related problems of senior members of the University and of the increasing numbers of graduate students, who needed a college affiliation. College name Wolfson College Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson, Bt. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The early location of St Cross was on a site in St Cross Road, immediately south of St Cross Church. The college was able to move from St Cross Road into Pusey House in the street St Giles' in 1981. St Cross Road is a road in Oxford, England. ...


The Pusey House buildings are mainly the work of the architects Temple and Leslie Moore. Thus, although the appearance is very much Gothic in style, the buildings actually date from the period 1911 to 1926. Discreet internal additions and alterations were made when St Cross moved in, by Geoffrey Beard and the Oxford Architects Partnership. Among these was the conversion of a cloister and store rooms into the Saugman Hall, now the Saugman Common Room, named after Per Saugman, a former Director of Blackwell Scientific Publications and a former Fellow of the College. The first quadrangle was named the Richard Blackwell Quadrangle in honour of Richard Blackwell (another former Fellow); both Saugman and Blackwell played a crucial part in securing for St Cross the large Blackwell benefaction for the College. Per Saugman was a former Director of Blackwell Scientific Publications and a former Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. ...

The Four Colleges Arch.
The Four Colleges Arch.

Behind the main buildings to the west, and through the so-called 'Four Colleges Arch' (named after the four colleges, Christ Church, All Souls, Merton and St. John's, which had contributed especially generous capital and recurrent funding to St. Cross), lay a large open garden. This has offered the College the possibility of expanding its buildings and erecting a second quadrangle. Work has, so far, been completed on one new wing, to the south, containing a hall and kitchen, with bar, function room and weights room below, and study bedrooms above. The new wing was opened in 1993. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1760x1168, 590 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Cross College, Oxford Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1760x1168, 590 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): St Cross College, Oxford Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner...


Student Life

St Cross has approximately 300 graduate students at any one time, studying for degrees in all subjects. There is a strong emphasis on international diversity, with 67% of the students from outside the UK. This is reflected in the college motto "to the four corners of the earth". The Fellowship is similarly diverse and represents a broad range of academic disciplines in the sciences and the arts. Image File history File linksMetadata Sphere_block. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sphere_block. ... Armillary sphere An armillary sphere (variations known as a spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of the celestial sphere, invented by the ancient Greek Eratosthenes in 255 BC. Its name comes from the Latin armilla (circle, bracelet), since it has a skeleton made of graduated metal circles linking...


Unusually for an Oxford College there is a founding tradition of sharing social facilities between Fellows, members of Common Room and students, with no separate high table or Senior Common Room. This gives the college a much more informal atmosphere and makes it an important community of scholars who forge links across a range of subjects.


Traditions

The college holds a Ball every year.


The college grace is:

(ante cibum) Adesto nobis, Domine Deus noster: et concede ut quos Sanctae Crucis laeteri facis honore, ejus donis quoque salutaribus nutrias, per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum.

(before the meal) "Be present with us, O Lord our God: and grant that those of the Holy Cross whom thou makest to rejoice thou mayest also nourish by wholesome gifts, through our Lord Jesus Christ."

(post cibum) Gratias agimus tibi, Domine, pro omnibus beneficiis tuis per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum.

(after the meal) "We give thanks to thee, O Lord, for all thy favours through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Bibliography

  • Kenneth Hylson-Smith, A History of Holywell and St Cross College/Brasenose College Residential Site (Oxford, 1996).
  • Kenneth Hylson-Smith, David Sturdy & Brian Atkins, A History of St Giles and the St Cross College/Pusey House Site (Oxford, 1993).
  • 'St Cross College', in The Encyclopaedia of Oxford, ed. Christopher Hibbert (London, 1988), 385-6.
  • St Cross College Record, 1– (1980–).
  • W. E. van Heyningen, The Founding of St Cross College, Oxford: An Interested Account (Oxford, 1988).

Christopher Hibbert, MC, (born 1924) is an English writer and popular historian and biographer. ...

See also

  • Alumni of St Cross College

External links

  • St Cross College official website

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St Cross College, Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (236 words)
St Cross College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
As an all-graduate college, it is one of the smaller ones in terms of student numbers.
The college was founded in 1965, close to the parish church of St Cross.
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