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University College, Oxford
|Sister College||Trinity Hall|
|Master||The Lord Butler of Brockwell|
University College (corporate name, "The Master and Fellows of the College of the Great Hall of the University, commonly known as University College in the University of Oxford", usually known by its derivative, "Univ"), is the oldest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, and is amongst the largest in population terms.
Univ was founded by William of Durham in 1249, and until the sixteenth century was only open to Fellows studying theology. As Univ grew in size and wealth, its medieval buildings were replaced with a new Front Quad in 1640, followed by the additional Radcliffe Quad by 1719, and the Library was built in 1861. Univ first accepted female undergraduate students only in 1979.
The current President of its undergraduate student body is Simon Clarke (elected June 2004). The President of its graduate student body is Kenneth Clarke (no relation), elected February 2004. Its Master, Lord Butler of Brockwell, was appointed head of an inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War in February 2004. Her Majesty The Queen is Visitor.
Famous students and former students
- Clement Attlee
- Edwin Arnold
- William Beveridge
- Robert Boyle
- E. J. Bowen
- Robin Butler
- Edmund Cartwright
- Robert Cecil
- Bill Clinton
- Chelsea Clinton
- Kenneth Diplock
- Paul Foot
- Hugh Gaitskell
- Paul Gambaccini
- Bob Hawke
- Stephen Hawking
- Michael Hoban
- Gordon Honeycombe
- Robert Hooke
- Armando Iannucci
- Richard Ingrams
- William Jones
- C. S. Lewis
- Nick Mallett
- Luke McShane
- Cecil Mercer
- Warren Mitchell
- Monier Monier-Williams
- Andrew Motion
- V. S. Naipaul
- Nigel Playfair
- John Radcliffe
- Robert Reich
- Willie Rushton
- John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
- Roger Short
- Peter Sissons
- Peter Snow
- Charles Sorley
- Stephen Spender
- Adrian Stoop
- Henry Thrale
- William Weld
- Harold Wilson
- Michael York
- Felix Yussupov
List of fellows and lecturers
- Biochemistry: Catherine Pears, Gavin Screaton
- Chemistry: Mark Child , FRS; Tony Orchard, Robert K Thomas, Paul Burn
- Classics: Barbara Kowalzig , William Allan
- Computer science: Bill Roscoe, Jotun Hein
- English: Jon Mee
- Geology: Philip England , Gideon Henderson
- Law: John Finnis , John Gardner
- Mathematics: Michael Collins, Peter Howell
- Medicine: Keith Dorrington, Catherine Stoodley
- Modern history: Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann , Catherine Holmes, Kathryn Gleadle
- Oriental studies : Glen Dudbridge , Mark Smith
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Bill Child, Ian Rumfitt (philosophy); Ngaire Woods, Marc Stears , Amanda Dickins (politics); Sujoy Mukerji , Katherine Doornik (economics)
- Physics: Robin Nicholas , John Wheater , Patrick Baird
- Psychology: Nicholas Rawlins
GRATIARIUM ACTIO IN COLLEGIO MAGNAE AULAE UNIVERSITATIS QUOTIDIE ANTE MENSAM DICENDA.
SCHOL. Benedictus sit Deus in donis suis.
RESP. Et sanctus in omnibus operibus suis.
SCHOL. Adiutorium nostrum in Nomine Domini.
RESP. Qui fecit coelum et terras.
SCHOL. Sit Nomen Domini benedictum.
RESP. Ab hoc tempore usque in saecula.
SCHOL. Domine Deus, Resurrectio et Vita credentium, Qui semper es laudandus tam in viventibus quam in defunctis, gratias Tibi agimus pro omnibus Fundatoribus caeterisque Benefactoribus nostris, quorum beneficiis hic ad pietatem et ad studia literarum alimur: Te rogantes ut nos, hisce Tuis donis ad Tuam gloriam recte utentes, una cum iis ad vitam immortalem perducamur. Per Jesum Christum Dominum nostrum.
SCHOL. Deus de vivis gratiam, defunctis requiem: Ecclesiae, Reginae, Regnoque nostro, pacem et concordiam: et nobis peccatoribus vitam aeternam.
- University College Record, the official annual magazine of University College, Oxford. Issues 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004.
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