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Founded 1990 full college status 1994. Named after Will Keith Kellogg. Men and Women – Postgraduates 810. (180 full time) Although relatively modern, Kellogg College is one of the most unusual and pioneering colleges in Oxford, because it occupies a niche that caters for mainly part-time adult students with only around 25% full-time. From the very outset the college was conceived to provide for the needs of men and women who wished to study at the highest level, while continuing to attend to their other responsibilities. The college mission is to create flexible learning opportunities and to increase access to Oxford University, while promoting life long learning initiatives. The university believes Kellogg adds an important and impressive dimension to the collective. The college is closely associated with the University Department for Continuing Education, previously sharing grounds and staff with them. (The president of the college is also director of the education department.) Kellogg is sensitive to the individual needs of its students who are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and work in many professions far removed from the university. Significant support for a unique college Several significant sponsors have been attracted by these ideas; most notably the W. K. Kellogg Foundation who have supported the college since foundation in 1990, with Will Keith Kellogg being acknowledged as the founder, despite dying in 1951. American Will was born in 1860 to a family of Seventh-Day Adventists. He was a man of conscience, a Puritan that avoided the vices of smoking and drinking and had more than a passing interested in healthy life styles, especially food. He was a firm believer in the practical application of knowledge and is non... ... middle of paper ... ... a powerful speech that had such a profound effect that it gave birth to the movement to extend university access, which is still active today. Its purpose was, and is, to promote responsibility and citizenship by educating a broader social band of people. Supporters felt that Oxford needed to be liberalised and quickly -– religious nonconformists and poorer men needed to be provided with access to the university. The movement vigorously pursued its aims with lectures across the country in town halls, public libraries, village schools or anywhere else that could hold a receptive audience. The movement played a crucial role in making Oxford more inclusive and diverse. Today Kellogg is one of the fastest growing colleges in Oxford, driven forward by a passionate staff. Kellogg is the only college within the university to offer a course (part-time) on creative writing.
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