Our Silver Anniversary! 25 Years of Kellogg College…

27 January 2015

My wife Carolyn is born and bred Manchester. Her dad’s idea of sharing the childcare was to take her and her sister to Old Trafford for every Manchester United home game. So they grew up fanatics. Carolyn used to have a card behind her desk at work reading ‘1966 was a great year for English football. Eric Cantona was born!’

There have been many great years for the University of Oxford over the past eight centuries, and one of those was certainly 1990 when the University finally joined the 20th Century by permitting students – at postgraduate level only – to work during term time, meaning that they could study part-time whilst continuing with their jobs and careers. But degree students need a college, and supporting part-time students is a challenging task, so a new college was founded with this as its purpose and mission. Thus was Kellogg College born.

2015 is therefore our 25th Anniversary. We will celebrate it throughout the year, with the main focus being a major garden party on Saturday 27th June. Save the Date – all members and friends of the College are welcome!

The Kellogg Ball on Saturday 20th June will likewise be a particularly special celebration, marking our 25th anniversary. And our alumni will be able to celebrate in style at their Gaudy Dinner on Saturday September 19th – with alumna Ruby Wax proposing the ‘Toast to the College’.

I look forward to seeing you at whichever of these events you are able to attend, and indeed at any of our other events during the course of the year – whether our other major events, such as the Bynum Tudor Lecture and Dinner, or at one of our regular seminars, dinners or other such events – and whether in Oxford, or wherever else in the world you may live – if there aren’t yet any plans for an event where you are, let us know, and get organizing!

And get the message out – I’m tweeting from @jonathan_michie – and any 25th Anniversary tweets you send should use our anniversary hashtag #kellogg25. Don’t forget that you can also follow the College on Twitter @kelloggox and Instagram @kelloggcollege

Jonathan Michie,
January 2015