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Ruskin College is an independent educational institution in Oxford, England. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire, England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland It is named after the essayist and social critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) and specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults with few or no qualifications. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 &ndash 20 January 1900 is best known for his work as an Art critic, sage writer, and Social critic, but is remembered The college is not part of the University of Oxford, but strong relations with the University allow special privileges such as attending lectures and the use of most facilities. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the
The mission of the College has always been to provide educational opportunities to adults who are excluded and disadvantaged, and to transform the individuals concerned along with the communities, groups and societies from which they come, the only change having been to personalise the language (away from ‘the excluded’, who do not sound like people) in line with growing equalities awareness. College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. The mission statement is two-fold:
Ruskin tends towards a curriculum that has high social relevance, students who want to make a difference in the world, and forms of academic scholarship and research that are engaged and applied.
Ruskin’s mission is also pursued by means of strong historical links, nationally and internationally, with the labour and trade union movement, other social movements and activism around social issues (e. A trade union or labour union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages hours and working conditions forming g. , anti-ageism), as well as with local communities, for example through the Social Work and Youth and Community Work programmes. Ageism is Stereotyping and Prejudice against individuals or groups because of their age
Ruskin College was established in 1899 specifically to provide educational opportunities for working class men, who were denied access to university. Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common It was deliberately placed in Oxford, the city in which its young American founders the Vroomans had studied, because the city symbolised the educational privilege and standards to which ordinary people could never previously have aspired. Oxford is currently bidding for the 2010 Wikimania Conference Oxford () is a city, and the County town of Oxfordshire,
Ruskin College became, in turn, a symbol of working people’s education. It served as a model for labour colleges around the world, and Gandhi made a point of visiting during a brief stay in Oxford in 1931 because he had been so inspired by the writings of John Ruskin on workers’ education, just as the College founders had been. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi ( Gujarati: મોહનદાસ કરમચંદ ગાંધી moɦən̪d̪äs kəɾəmʧən̪d̪ gän̪d̪ʱi (2 October 1869 – 30 January Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 &ndash 20 January 1900 is best known for his work as an Art critic, sage writer, and Social critic, but is remembered
Student enrolments at Ruskin in 2005–2006 reached their highest ever number in the College’s history. Enrolments on long courses were 294 in total across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Short course enrolments reached 5,187 in total, including trade union courses, residential short courses and the largest ever Summer School.
In 2005-06, there were 78 full-time equivalent academic staff of whom 26 were teaching staff and 13 teaching support services staff. Progression rates are excellent, with 87% of students on undergraduate-level Humanities courses at Ruskin having come via short courses there, and a majority of students on long courses going on to degree-level study, both at Ruskin and elsewhere. Ruskin students go on to jobs in professional, trade union and political settings, amongst others.
Ruskin’s educational work may be divided into further education activity (including short courses and external trade union courses), supported by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), and higher education work, funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and validated by the Open University Validation Services (OUVS).
The College’s work in higher education constitutes:
The Ruskin Fellowship is an alumni association for ex-Ruskin College students and staff. William Morris 'Billy' Hughes, CH, KC (25 September 1862 &ndash 28 October 1952 Australian politician was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia Audrey Mullender, FRSA AcSS PhD MA BA CQSW has been Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford, since April 2004 Clement Richard Attlee 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC ( 3 January 1883 &ndash 8 October 1967 Raphael Samuel ( September 26, 1934, London - December 9, 1996, London was a Marxist historian Thomas Joseph Odhiambo Mboya ( August 15, 1930 - July 5, 1969) was a prominent Kenyan politician during Jomo Kenyatta 's government John Leslie Prescott (born 31 May 1938 is a British Labour Party Politician, former Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Madhusudan Devram Mistry (born January 3, 1945) is a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. Dennis Edward Skinner (born February 11, 1932, Clay Cross, Derbyshire) is a British Politician, who has been the Labour Jack Ashley Baron Ashley of Stoke, CH PC (born 6 December 1922) is a Labour member of the United Kingdom House of George Woodcock (1904 &ndash 1979 was a British trade unionist and general secretary of the Trades Union Congress from 1960 to 1969 Siaka Probyn Stevens ( 24 August 1905 &ndash 29 May 1988) was the Prime minister and later president of the Republic of Sierra Benedict Chuka Enwonwu (1921 - 1994 better known as Ben Enwonwu was a Nigerian painter and Sculptor. Richard Michael Fox (1891–December 1969 better known as R M Bob or Rob(ert Young may refer to many people Bob Young, Canadian founder and CEO of Red Hat Bob Young (American football (1942&ndash1995 Thomas Edward Williams 1st Baron Williams ( 26 July 1892 &ndash 18 February 1966) was a peer of the United Kingdom. The Ruskin Fellowship is an Alumni association for former students and staff of Ruskin College Oxford, England Independent of but associated with the College, the Fellowship aims to support the work and ethos of the College in offering university-level education to disadvantaged adults in Britain. There is also a post graduate programme and an international section involving: International Labour and Trade Union Studies; Webb and Chevening Scholars.
The Ruskin Students Union is known for its political and social endeavours. Recently it has actively protested against fascism at the Oxford Union when it invited the leader of the BNP to speak, and it has also given support to the striking nurses in the Karren Reissmann dispute. Status and membership The Oxford Union is an Unincorporated association, holding its property in trust in favour of its objectives and members and governed
Notable former executive members of the RSU include John Prescott and Jack Ashley.
In 1908, a group of Ruskin students, dissatisfied with its education policy which they viewed as too pro-establishment and imbued with elements of "social control", formed the Plebs League. The students revolt was supported by the Principal, Dennis Hird, and following his dismissal the students took strike action, refusing to attend lectures. 
In the past several people have considered relocating the main college site as it is cramped and expensive to expand in the centre of Oxford. In 2005-8 the current principal seeks to sell the Walton Street building and carry out a £16m construction programme at the site in Old Headington which has been used in addition to Walton Street since 1946, making it the headquarters. There are protests from the students, staff and fellowship members against such a move.