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Linacre House was founded as a non-collegiate, non-residential, multi-discipline society, to meet the social needs of the many graduates gathering in Oxford. The first Principal was Mr John Bamborough.
Linacre House was re-named Linacre College
Linacre moved to Cherwell Edge, formerly the home of a History don, a religious order and, latterly, graduate students from a variety of Oxford colleges. Linacre’s new site was opened by Harold Macmillan, the Chancellor of the University.
Linacre became financially independent, following a gift of £1 million from Oxford University. Statutes were drawn up in preparation for collegiate status.
The Bamborough Building was completed.
Linacre College was granted a royal charter.
Sir Bryan Cartledge took office as the College’s second Principal.
First series of Linacre Lectures
Professor Paul Slack took office as the College’s third Principal. The Abraham Building, completed in 1995, was named ‘Green Building of the Year’.
Opening of the Rhodes Building.
Linacre College celebrated its 40th Anniversary with dinners in Oxford, Japan and the USA.
Opening of Peter Holloway House
Linacre’s 40th Anniversary Campaign reached its £3 million goal.
Opening of the Griffiths Building
Dr Nick Brown took office as the College’s fourth Principal. Rom Harré Garden completed
Linacre’s 50th Anniversary; Capital Campaign launched; Jaki Leverson Quad named
Opening of Neil Fraser-Bell House
A successful 50th Anniversary Capital Campaign was completed; £8 million, more than the target of £7.5 million