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 November 2013.
Scroll down to find downloadable PDF updates on the project.
Phase 1 will see the integration of library and information technology services into a unified Library and Learning Resources Centre in the ground floor and lower ground floor of the Walton Building.
The 'medical' and 'management' collections have been merged and a single catalogue (also incorporating the collection at the Osler-McGovern Centre, curated by GTC at 13 Norham Gardens) has been created, in union with the University's cataloguing system.
This merger has created a library service that supports College members across the full disciplinary range of programmes studied at GTC.
The new library on the ground floor includes space for silent study and a room which may be used for small group teaching sessions to support library use (the room will not be generally bookable).
The library is complemented by a new IT/computer room on the lower ground floor, with work spaces, desk-top computers, and printer and scanner facilities. Study areas and collections are available 24 hours a day.
The Library also houses the Dr Martin Lee Weil MD Equipment Library which loans (free of charge) ophthalmoscopes and other instruments for BM students for relevant placements, and has a full-size articulated skeleton for learning anatomy.
Other academic facilities have also been 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.
Phase 1 also included work on the former Management Library which is now the Kawasaki Room, an elegant seminar room overlooking the garden; the former Medicine Library is now 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. The Per Saugman Room is now an open access group and individual work room.
Regular updates about the progress of the ASC project are available to download in PDF format here: