SE6150 : Wentworth D block in snow
near to Heslington, York, Great Britain
University of York :: SE6250
Founded in 1963 as one of seven new build universities in the 1960s. Initially comprising a main campus (now known as Heslington West) and King's Manor in the city centre, a new campus is under construction and is known as Heslington East. These two main campuses exist to the south-east of York surrounding the village of Heslington, and the city is about a 20 minute walk away. The university has a collegiate system Link with seven undergraduate and one post graduate colleges and all members of the university are assigned to a college. For more information see the university website Link
The original Heslington campus at the University of York is now referred to as Heslington West to differentiate it from the more recent Heslington East campus. Construction began on this campus in 1964, building on the grounds of Heslington Hall. The Hall still remains housing various administrative arms of the university. The west campus is built around a large artificial lake with Central Hall in the middle of the campus. As well as students, the university is home to large numbers of waterfowl, especially geese and ducks as well as several black swans. Running through the north of the campus is University Road, with Chemistry, Alcuin College, the library and a few other buildings to the north of it. On the south west Heslington Lane runs from Heslington to Fulford splitting Halifax college and 22 acres sports fields from the rest of the campus.
Colleges at the University of York :: SE6250
The University of York was built with a collegial system in a similar way to Cambridge, Oxford and Durham. At York, the colleges are principally for accommodation and social reasons rather than for academic teaching (although the colleges are commonly used for splitting teaching into smaller groups within departments). The first college was Derwent College (named after the nearby river) in 1965, quickly followed by Langwith College (named after the nearby common) and in 1968-9 by Vanbrugh College (after John Vanbrugh the architect), Goodricke College (after John Goodricke the astronomer) and Alcuin College (after Alcuin of York). Wentworth College (after Thomas Wentworth), the post graduate only college, was formed in 1972 and completed the originally envisaged colleges. In 1990 James college (after Lord James of Rusholme) was added, initially post-graduate only, it allowed undergraduate entry from 1993. Halifax College only came into being as a college in 2001, although the buildings had existed as overflow accommodation (known as Halifax Court) for several years previous. With university expansion onto Heslington East campus several colleges are departing from their original locations with Goodricke College relocating in 2009 and Langwith College in 2012. The buildings on Heslington West vacated by the departing colleges were acquired by other neighbouring colleges (where other shared descriptions for the specific colleges exist, these reflect the college at the time of the photograph). A ninth college was added to the university in 2014, named Constantine College after the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great was constructed on Heslington East.
Named after Thomas Wentworth, the sixth college at the University of York and the last of the originally envisioned colleges. The college opened in 1972 consisting of a nucleus and four accommodation blocks in a mixture of CLASP and whitewashed brick buildings. Despite being the final of the original colleges to be constructed, three of the accommodation blocks were demolished (and the remaining one, D block gifted to Goodricke college) and the college reopened as a graduate only college in 2001 with four new accommodation blocks, including the large semi-circular D block at the end of the West Lake. In addition to its campus accommodation, Wentworth has accommodation at 65-67 Fulford Road for 15 students. After the departure of Goodricke College to Heslington East, Wentworth's original D block was briefly returned to the college, before temporarily becoming part of Langwith College, then returning again to Wentworth after Langwith followed Goodricke to Heslington East. Renowned for many years as being some of the worst accommodation on campus, the former D Block building was demolished in 2014 to make way for the Environment department. The nucleus is the only remaining original part of Wentworth College.
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- Saturday, 19 December, 2009
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OSGB36: SE 618 503 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:56.7125N 1:3.5416W
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