The history and evolution of Green College and Green Templeton College

Celebrating 40 years since the founding of Green College

Sunday 22 September 2019   09:30 to 12:45


EP Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College

Green Templeton College will celebrate 40 years since the founding of Green College during the annual Meeting Minds in Oxford weekend for alumni, which takes place from 20 to 22 September 2019.

On Sunday 22 September, a series of talks about the history and evolution of Green College and Green Templeton College will take place, hosted by Emeritus Fellow Professor John Sear.

Speakers include:



Coffee, tea and biscuits



John Sear (chair)

1972-1983: First ideas for Radcliffe College et seq

Clive Hahn

Richard Peto

1983-1989; 1989-1990

Jeffery Burley

Gerald Myatt


Crispin Tickell

Student days at Green College

Laurence Leaver

1998-2006; 2006-2008

Peter Friend

Colin Bundy

Today and tomorrow

Denise Lievesley

'Death in old age is inevitable, death before old age is not' (Richard Doll)

Sarah Lewington


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As part of the celebrations to mark 40 years since the founding of Green College, Green Templeton will also host an evening event on Friday 20 September featuring guest speakers including Emeritus Fellow Professor Sir Muir Gray. Find out more about the evening event here.

On Saturday 21 September, there will be two sessions hosted by Green Templeton as part of Meeting Minds in Oxford: Sir William Osler’s legacy to medicine and a tour of the gardens and history of college. Find out more about these sessions here. 

Your memories

As part of the celebrations we are collecting memories from former Fellows, students, and others associated with Green and Green Templeton College. If you have reflections you would like to share, please send us your pictures or written contributions (no minimum to maximum 1,000 words). If you have any questions or suggestions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the alumni team.

EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road

Type: Alumni, Lectures and Seminars