Goodricke College :: Shared Description

Named after the astronomer John Goodricke, the college became the fifth college of the University of York in 1968. Located on the Heslington West campus Goodricke initially consisted of two CLASP accommodation blocks (A and B), a whitewash brick accommodation building (C block) along with a nucleus comprising teaching rooms, dining hall and bar. In 2002 Goodricke expanded, taking an accommodation block from Wentworth College which was located just across the Goodricke-Wentworth Bridge. This block became Goodricke D block, which along with C block gained the reputation as the very worst of the accommodation on offer at York with C block becoming known as Goodricke 'Cell Block' C. In 2002 the Maths department also moved into the Goodricke Nucleus and the following year the Roger Kirk Centre opened replacing the old college dining room which was in turn refurbished as a hall for general use.
In 2009 the college became the first college on the new Heslington East campus. Here the college consisted of a central nucleus building and three courts, named after Kenneth Dixon (Chair of the University council 1990-2001), Janet Baker (Opera singer and Chancellor of the University 1991-2004) and Oliver Sheldon (Director of the Rowntree company and co-founder of the York Civic Trust who lobbied for a university in York). The buildings on Heslington West campus were split between the various neighbouring colleges with the nucleus (including bar) joining James College along with the old C block. Vanbrugh College took Goodricke A and B blocks (officially becoming Eric Milner-White Court but more commonly known as 'Vanbrugh over the water') and Wentworth College reclaiming its former D block (although relabelled as Wentworth had a new D block by this point).
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Created: Sat, 21 Mar 2015, Updated: Sat, 21 Mar 2015

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