Vanbrugh College :: Shared Description

Vanbrugh opened in 1967 and was the third college at the University of York. The college was named after the architect John Vanbrugh, who had been responsible for Castle Howard amongst other buildings. Located on Heslington West, the college originally consisted of 4 blocks built around a courtyard in the middle of Heslington West campus, three for accommodation and one for the History & History of Art departments, as well as having lecture theatres and housing the college bar, dining room and porters' lodge. During 2006 some of the accommodation blocks (C block, and part of B block) were converted to offices and teaching space for the Language and Linguistics departments. The remaining original accommodation (A and B blocks) we renamed Le Page Court after the first Provost of Vanbrugh College, Professor Bob Le Page.
To make up for the loss of accommodation space the new blocks built on the former Bleachfields family accommodation site (situated just beyond the music department) were allocated to Vanbrugh. These blocks comprise Barbara Scott Court and Donald Barron Court (collectively these are now known as 'New Vanbrugh'). The college also has a property on Heslington Road (Fairfax House) which accommodates a further 90 Vanbrugh students. Since the departure of Goodricke College (just the other side of the lake from Vanbrugh) to Heslington East campus, a number of blocks in the old college were given to Vanbrugh. Officially these are called Eric Milner-White Court, but are more commonly referred to as Vanbrugh-over-the-water.
Between Vanbrugh College nucleus and the lake there is a large concreted area. Officially called Vanbrugh Plaza, it is more commonly referred to as Vanbrugh Paradise. This area has been home to many campus events, including some of the Woodstock (outdoor music concerts) during the summer term. Over the summer of 2015, Vanbrugh Paradise was subject to a substantial investment and redevelopment, supported by the outgoing chancellor, Greg Dyke and a rebranding of the area to be known as 'Greg's Place'.
by DS Pugh
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SE6250 : Vanbrugh Bowl and Music Department by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh College by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Fireworks over Vanbrugh by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh College and Paradise by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Towards James College and Eric Milner White Court by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Central Hall Balcony by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Lake from Vanbrugh Bridge by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Berrick Saul in heavy snow by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Rebuilding Vanbrugh Paradise by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Central Hall and Fountain by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Ducks and Eric Milner White by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh Paradise by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Photographs for the opening of Greg's Place by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Frozen Lake by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh Paradise in snow by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Snowman outside the Berrick Saul building by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh runway by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Eric Milner White Court and James College by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Across the lake by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Lake and Vanburgh by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Fire juggling - Woodstock 2007 by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Frozen Lake by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Central Hall in scaffolding by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Towards Vanbrugh by DS Pugh
SE6250 : Vanbrugh Eric Milner White Court block A by DS Pugh

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Created: Sun, 11 Jul 2010, Updated: Sun, 18 Oct 2015

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