Throughout 2017, at Regent’s Park College we will be celebrating our sixtieth anniversary as a Permanent Private Hall of Oxford University.
Whilst our roots were in eighteenth-century London, our Principal in the 1920s, Henry Wheeler Robinson (1872-1945), persuaded his colleagues of the exciting possibilities offered by a move to Oxford and of the importance of giving British Baptists a place in an ancient university. Regent’s finally became a Permanent Private Hall in 1957, after some years of matriculating students through St Catherine’s Society.
Much has changed in the last sixty years, but the radical dissenting spirit which Regent’s brought to Oxford endures to this day. So, too, does our commitment to world-class research and a life-changing experience for all our students.
Our fundraising this year will focus on improving the student experience. This means raising at least £100,000 to refurbish student bedrooms and upgrade shared kitchen facilities. All funds raised as part of the Jubilee 60 Campaign will support these projects and help us to continue building our endowment to secure our future for many years. All benefactors in 2017 will be enrolled in our philanthropic club, the 1810 Society, and receive a special lapel badge.
Thank you to all our alumni and friends whose support is so vital.
Jubilee 60 is primarily a celebration of everything that Regent’s has to offer, from a vibrant student life to a rich, world-class research profile, and we will be hosting events throughout the year to reflect the many dimenions of our community. On this page, you will find regular announcements about forthcoming events (for more information, click on headings), which will also be publicised on social media. Note that details of events may be subject to change, so please check back regularly.
Jubilee Seminar Series from the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture
Mondays 1pm or 5pm, Regent’s Park College, Oxford.
Jubilee Sermon Series from the Chaplaincy
Fridays 5:45-6:30pm, Regent’s Park College, Oxford.