Advanced Studies Centre
Green Templeton College is establishing a new Advanced Studies Centre (ASC) which will create enhanced study, learning and meeting spaces for College members at the Woodstock Road site.
Work on the first phase of the project began in December 2012 and is due to be completed in September 2013.
Scroll down to find downloadable PDF updates on the project.
This phase will see the integration of library and information technology services into a unified Library and Learning Resources Centre in the ground floor and basement of the Walton Building.
The 'medical' and 'management' collections - which are currently separate - will be merged and a single catalogue (also incorporating the collection at the Osler-McGovern Centre, curated by GTC at 13 Norham Gardens) will be created, in union with the University's cataloguing system.
This merger will help to create a library service that supports College members across the full disciplinary range of programmes studied at GTC.
The new library with space for silent study and a room which may be used for small group library/learning support teaching sessions.
The library will be complemented by a new IT/computer room with natural light will be created in the basement, with work spaces with desk-top computers, and printer and scanner facilities.
Other academic facilities are also being improved and refurbished, including the E P Abraham Lecture and its entry lobby in the Walton Building, the Rotunda, and the Hayloft above the Stables Bar.
The second phase of the project will see the space in the East Wing of the Observatory and Observer's House - which will be released by the merger of the libraries - refurbished to provide flexible meeting and study areas.
The former Management Library will become the Kawasaki Room, an elegant seminar room overlooking the garden; the former medicine Library will become the Judith Folk Templeton Room, a secure study for the use of Fellows working regularly on site, as well as the growing number of academic visitors and College-appointed Junior Research Fellows, and an open access group and individual work room will be sited in the current Per Saugham Reading Room.
Regular updates about the progress of the ASC project are available to download in PDF format here: