Green Templeton College - or GTC - is Oxford's newest graduate college, founded in 2008 following the historic merger of Green College and Templeton College, and aims to lead the way in graduate education at Oxford by providing an environment specifically geared to the needs and interests of postgraduate students.
GTC has a distinctive academic profile, specialising in subjects relating to human welfare and social, economic and environmental well-being in the 21st century, including medical sciences, management, and a broad range of social sciences, including education, environmental sciences and social policy.
Friendly and informal, the diverse and international College community forms the backdrop for a lively academic and social scene. College academic initiatives include the Future of Work programme, the Oxford Health Experiences Institute and an annual, student-led Human Welfare Conference. A programme of regular lectures hosting well-known speakers, including the Green Templeton Lecture series, takes place throughout the year.
Collaboration and interaction between students and Fellows is actively encouraged and supported, with this dynamism symbolised by a single common room and dining room.
At the heart of the College, which is located on the Woodstock Road, is the beautiful and iconic 18th century Radcliffe Observatory, now home to the College dining room and Common Room. The redevelopment of the neighbouring Radcliffe Infirmary site (to be known as the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter) over the next 20 years will give architectural prominence to the Observatory and, as the University's centre of gravity moves north, GTC will have a naturally higher profile.