Equality and Diversity

Green Templeton College will work to remove any barriers, real or perceived, which might deter people of the highest ability from applying to the college, either as Fellows, staff or students.

The college aims to provide an inclusive environment which values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its Fellows, staff and students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

College lead on Equality and Diversity

Dr Alison Stenton, Senior TutorGreen Templeton’s Equality & Diversity lead is Senior Tutor, Dr Alison Stenton. Alison has led a number of academic and student welfare initiatives in equality and diversity. Prior to joining Green Templeton in May 2018, she was director of the UK’s flagship widening participation medical degree at King’s (2010-2014); also at King’s, Alison led King’s College London’s work on harassment and sexual violence in response to the UUK’s Changing the Culture report (2016).

Governing Body Equality and Diversity Fellow Sonia Contera

Professor Sonia Antoranz Contera is Governing Body Equality and Diversity Fellow. She is Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Oxford Physics Department, working on the interface of physics, biology, and nanotechnology, and the proud (and busy) mother of two young children.

Equality and Diversity activities

We know that our diversity is what makes us great. We are proud to be a community with members from a wide range of backgrounds, and from all around the world, and we take every opportunity to celebrate this. Equality, diversity and inclusion are not just aspirations. We endeavour to ensure that our equality work nurtures a community where everyone is respected and their achievements are celebrated regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexuality or disability.

We celebrate a variety of cultural events in many different ways throughout year. Our diversity calendar includes a mixture of religious festivals as well as equality, diversity and inclusion dates.