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Encyclopedia > The Queen's College, Oxford
The Queen's College, Oxford
                       
College name The Queen's College
Collegii Reginae
Named after Queen Philippa of Hainault
Established 1341
Sister College Pembroke College
Provost Sir Alan Budd
JCR President Vishal Mashru
Undergraduates 350
MCR President Matthias Range
Graduates 133
Homepage
Boatclub
High Street entrance to Queen's College from the main quad.
High Street entrance to Queen's College from the main quad.


The Queen's College, founded 1341, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It is located on the High Street. It is one of the wealthier colleges with an estimated financial endowment of £88m (2003). The Queens College, Oxford, 2004-01-24, Copyright Kaihsu Tai File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Philippa of Hainault Philippa of Hainault (~1314 - August 15, 1369) was the Queen consort of Edward III of England. ... Events The Queens College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, is founded. ... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name Pembroke College Motto - Named after Countess of Pembroke, Mary de St Pol Previous names Marie Valence Hall (1347), Pembroke Hall (?), Pembroke College (1856) Established 1347 Sister College(s) Queens College Master Sir Richard Dearlove Location Trumpington Street Undergraduates ~420 Postgraduates ~240 Homepage Boatclub Pembroke College is a... Sir Alan Budd was a founding member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee in the summer of 1997. ... 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... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Queens_college. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Queens_college. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 187 KB) Summary Picture of Queens Lane in Oxford. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 187 KB) Summary Picture of Queens Lane in Oxford. ... View of Queens Lane, Oxford. ... Events The Queens College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, is founded. ... 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. ... Carfax, at the west end of the High Street, Oxford. ... 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. ...

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History

The college was founded during the 14th century by a chaplain, Robert de Eglesfield, of Queen Philippa of Hainault, wife of King Edward III of England, hence the name. It should be noted that whilst the name of Queens' College, Cambridge is plural, the Oxford college is singular. The coat of arms of three red eagles on a white background was inspired by the chaplain's surname. The magnificent frontage was designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, part of a substantial rebuilding in the 18th century during which the impressive library was built. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Robert de Eglesfield was a chaplain of Queen Philippa of Hainault. ... Philippa of Hainault Philippa of Hainault (~1314 - August 15, 1369) was the Queen consort of Edward III of England. ... For the play, see Edward III (play). ... Full name The Queens College of Saint Margaret and Saint Bernard in the University of Cambridge Motto Floreat Domus May this House Flourish Named after - Previous names - Established 1448 Sister College(s) Pembroke College President Lord Eatwell Location Silver Street Undergraduates 490 Postgraduates 270 Homepage Boatclub The Gatehouse, as... The career of Nicholas Hawksmoor (probably 1661 - 25 March 1736) formed the brilliant middle link in Britains trio of great baroque architects. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


The college has had a long association with the north of England, in part because of its founder. Eglesfield is a village in Cumberland. This was reinforced for many years until relatively recently by the large number of Hastings Scholarships given to men from 20 schools in Yorkshire, Westmorland and Cumberland. One of the most famous feasts of the College is the Boar's Head Gaudy, which originally was the Christmas Dinner for members of the College who were unable to return home to the north of England over the Christmas break between terms, but is now a feast for old members of the College on the Saturday before Christmas. Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ... Look up Yorkshire in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Westmorland (formerly also spelt Westmoreland, an even older spelling is Westmerland) is an area of north west England and one of the 39 historic counties of England. ... Cumberland is one of the 39 traditional counties of England. ...


College Chapel

The College Chapel is noted for its excellent Frobenius organ in the west gallery. It was installed in 1965, replacing a Rushworth and Dreaper organ from 1931. The earliest mention of an organ is 1826. The Chapel Choir has been particularly successful and busy in recent years.


College Life

Queen's is an active community performing strongly in intercollegiate sport competitions, having a variety of societies and, as one of the larger colleges, hosting triennial Commemoration balls. The 2004 ball was notable for the presence of Chesney Hawkes and his rendition of "The One and Only", while the 2007 ball coincides with the 666th anniversary of the college. Queen's is host to a number of dining, drinking and sports societies as well as some which are more academically orientated such as a medical society. A Commemoration ball or Commem. ... Chesney Hawkes (born Chesney Lee Hawkes, 22 September 1971, in Windsor, Berkshire) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. ...


Sport

The Queen's College competes strongly in most of the intercollegiate Cuppers (tournament style) and league sports with many first teams placed in the 1st division. In 2006 the 1st XI football team won the league competition and netball has been especially strong.


The College is notable for having one of the oldest boat clubs in the world. In 1837, The Queen's College Boat Club represented Oxford in the third Boat Race against Lady Margaret Boat Club, representing Cambridge, and won. This event, held on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames, is credited with leading to support from the town for the establishment of the Henley Royal Regatta, one of the most famous rowing events in the world, in 1839. Rowing is still a major sport in the College, with the men placed 9th in Torpids and 13th in Eights and the women 2nd in Torpids and 8th in Eights. The women are closing in on the Head of the River in Torpids. Boat Race Logo The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford (Oxford University Boat Club) and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge University Boat Club). ... The blade colours of Lady Margaret Boat Club The Lady Margaret Boat Club (often abbreviated to LMBC, and familiarly known as Maggie), is the rowing club for members of St Johns College, Cambridge, England. ... The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Map sources for Henley-on-Thames at grid reference SU7682 Henley-on-Thames from by the playground near the Rail Station A Hill near Henley-on-Thames Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in South Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and... A race taking place at Henley Regatta 2004 Henley Royal Regatta is a rowing event held every year on the river Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. ... A coxless pair which is a sweep-oar boat. ... At Oxford University, Torpids is one of two bumping races held in the year, the other being Eights. ... At Oxford University, Eights Week constitutes the main intercollegiate rowing event of the year, and happens in May. ...


Rowing is not the only sport in which members of the college excel. In 2005, in addition to two Blues in women's rowing, 11 other members of the college were awarded a Blue and 11 were awarded Half Blues. A University Sporting Blue is an award earned by sportsmen and sportswomen at Cambridge, Oxford, and some other universities for competing at the highest level of university sport. ...


Academic issues

The college has been strong academically for many years. In 2005, 21 members of the college were awarded First Class B. A. degrees, 6 were awarded University Prizes and 17 were awarded D. Phil. degrees.


Notable former students

See also Former students of Queen's College.

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See also

Full name The Queens College of Saint Margaret and Saint Bernard in the University of Cambridge Motto Floreat Domus May this House Flourish Named after - Previous names - Established 1448 Sister College(s) Pembroke College President Lord Eatwell Location Silver Street Undergraduates 490 Postgraduates 270 Homepage Boatclub The Gatehouse, as...

External links

  • Official website
  • Virtual Tour of the Queen's College

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