A message from the Principal
Welcome to the website of Green Templeton College.
While Green Templeton is formally Oxford’s newest College, founded in 2008, we draw on deep scholarly resources. These are brought together from our roots in Green College (especially in medicine, health and the social sciences) and Templeton College (in business and management).The result is an extraordinarily powerful community, of students, fellows and staff, dedicated to understanding the issues of managing human welfare in the modern world.
As a graduate-only college aiming to set a new Oxford standard for postgraduate education, GTC provides a friendly and supportive environment for Masters and research students, where they can focus on their studies as well as pursue other sporting, cultural and social interests in the company of their peers. It is a remarkably diverse and lively international student body: currently more than 60% of our students come from countries outside the UK.
The College is fortunate in its location and its resources. We occupy a beautiful site, with the iconic 18th Century Radcliffe Observatory at its heart. In a short time Green Templeton has become a place where people from all over the world wish to come together to discuss major questions of public policy, of professional practice and of community and cultural development. Members of the College learn from these exchanges, and crucially from each other. We have a particular commitment to the flow of ideas across traditional disciplinary and professional boundaries. This commitment is facilitated by our egalitarian ethos, which brings students, Fellows and other academics together to mix freely throughout the College, at meals and social events, as well as in College-based academic initiatives.
Whether you are a prospective student or simply curious to find out more about us, we hope that the pages on this website will give you a sense of the College, its social as well as its academic community, and how we work and live together. Thank you for your interest in Green Templeton College.
Professor Sir David Watson