History

Kellogg College, founded on 1st March 1990, is the University of Oxford’s largest and most international graduate college.

Our roots lie in the University of Oxford’s outreach activities, and especially to its commitment to lifelong learning. During the 1980s, a group of academics in the University’s Department for Continuing Education came together to work towards the establishment of a new College at Oxford. A College which was designed to offer fellowship to senior members of the University who had a particular involvement in the University’s lifelong learning and outreach activities, and one that would also be a College for part-time students should part-time degrees become a reality. With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the College was established. It was in 1992 that the College matriculated its first Master’s students reading for the degree of MSc in Educational Studies.

Kellogg College has celebrated the graduation of thousands of students, most of whom would not have had the opportunity to study at Oxford had it not been for the University’s decision that brought Kellogg into being, namely that postgraduate students would be permitted to study for certain degrees on a part-time basis. Part-time degree study is now firmly embedded and accepted at the University of Oxford.

The College has also always admitted and supported full-time students. We believe that full-time and part-time students should be treated equally and supported fully, and it is with this mission that we continue to develop and evolve as the College within the University of Oxford that is breaking new ground.

We recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary year, and today’s College is a community of both part-time and full-time graduates, academics, researchers, and alumni from all over the world. For biographies and contact details of some of our key people, please go to the people finder.