Green College was created to bring together graduate students in medicine and related disciplines, and especially to encourage academic programmes in industry.
Green College timeline
|1979||Green College founded as a result of a generous benefaction by Dr Cecil Green of Geophysical Services Ltd (later Texas Instruments). The first Warden was Sir Richard Doll.|
|1979||Addition of entrance building, clock tower, and adjacent building to form Lankester Quad, named after the then University Surveyor, Jack Lankester. A plaque under the arch beneath the clock-tower recalls the award by the Oxford Preservation Trust for his sympathetic rendering of a Georgian style.|
|1981||Completion of the Doll Building (residential) at the west of the College site.|
|1983||Second Warden – Lord Walton of Detchant.|
|1989||Completion of the Walton Building, designed by Michael Harrison, in McAlpine Quad.|
|1990||Third Warden – Sir Crispin Tickell.|
|1998||Fourth Warden – Sir John Hanson.|
|2006||Fifth Warden – Dr Colin Bundy.|
|2008||Merger with Templeton College.|
The Green College crest
The Green College crest reflects the history of the Observatory. It includes the transit of Venus across the Sun, and, as an acknowledgement of Dr Green, the Star of Texas.
It also features a ‘staff of Asclepius’, shown as a snake winding around a rod, which symbolises medicine. The staff has been retained in the new Green Templeton College crest.