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Green Templeton College | Oxford

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

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.