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Kellogg College
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Kellogg College exterior
Kellogg College Oxford Coat Of Arms.svg
Blazon: Per pale indented argent and azure on the argent a chevron enhanced gules in base a book azure leaved argent on the azure an ear of wheat palewise or the whole within a bordure gules.
University Oxford
Location Banbury Road and Bradmore Road
Coordinates 51°45′50″N 1°15′36″W / 51.764°N 1.260°W / 51.764; -1.260
Established 1990
Named for Will Keith Kellogg
Sister college None
President Jonathan Michie
Postgraduates 1139 (total students, Dec 2017)
Boat club Christ Church Boat Club
Kellogg College, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Kellogg College, Oxford
Location in Oxford city centre
Kellogg College, Oxford
60 Banbury Road, Kellogg College's main entrance
62 Banbury Road building

Kellogg College is a graduate-only constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1990 as Rewley House, Kellogg is the university's 36th college and the largest by number of students. It hosts research centres including the Institute of Population Ageing and the Centre for Creative Writing, and is closely identified with lifelong learning at Oxford.

As with most of the university's graduate colleges, Kellogg College has an egalitarian spirit which is reflected by a lack of formal separation between fellows and students. The college has no high table and, uniquely among Oxford's colleges, its grace is in Welsh. It is also unique in having its own tartan.

The president of the college is Jonathan Michie who is Professor of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange and also holds the position of director of the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, the vice president is Judith Hillier. Michie succeeded the founder of the college, Geoffrey Thomas, as president.


Kellogg College was the first home for part-time students at the University of Oxford and many of the students who join the college continue to work in their professions while they study. The college continues to promote ideals of access, openness, and inclusion. The college has accepted both women and men as students since its foundation.

The college came into being on 1 March 1990 (as Rewley House) and was renamed in honour of Will Keith Kellogg on 1 October 1994, in recognition of the generous support given by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to the university over the preceding decades.

Kellogg College celebrated its 25th anniversary in March 2015.


Kellogg maintains a strong presence: former Heineken Cup winner Dom Waldouck was elected as the university's Rugby Captain for 2018 while Johanna Dombrowski was a recent President of Oxford University RFC women's team. Kellogg's football club was founded in Michaelmas 2012 and has been competing in the third division of the University's Middle Common Room Football League since.

Kellogg students row for Christ Church Boat Club in college competitions and also row in the University Boat Races against Cambridge. In 2013, Kellogg students rowed in the victorious men's, women's, women's lightweight and reserve boats. Later in 2016, alumnus Paul Bennett won a gold medal for Great Britain in the Rio Olympics as did current student Grace Clough in the Paralympics.


Whilst Kellogg College does not have its own dedicated gym, members of the college are provided with free access to the University Sports Centre on Iffley Road. Additionally, as Kellogg College is a postgraduate-only college, all of its members are eligible to join The Oxford University Club free of charge. For an additional fee, members may utilise the onsite gym.


Kellogg College has its own punt, currently moored at the Cherwell Boathouse on Bardwell Road. The punt is free to use by members of the college, but must be booked in advance.

Notable people associated with Kellogg


  • Geoffrey Thomas (1990–2007)
  • Jonathan Michie (2008–present)

Notable fellows

  • Malcolm Airs, Emeritus; Professor of Conservation and the Historic Environment, received an OBE in the 2019 Birthday Honours
  • Colin Bundy, Warden, Green College; formerly Director and Principal, School of Oriental and African Studies and Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of London; and previously Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Radhika Coomaraswamy, Human Rights Commissioner for Sri Lanka
  • Andrew D. Hamilton, former Vice–Chancellor of the University of Oxford, President of New York University
  • Christof Heyns, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
  • Sir Tony Hoare, James Martin Professor of Computing, Oxford University since 1977; Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College; 2000 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology
  • W James Kennedy, Professorial Fellow, ex-Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Russell Mawby, Chairman Emeritus, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Juan E. Méndez, Professor of International Law, University of Notre Dame; First Vice-President, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
  • Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
  • William Schabas, Professor of Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, and Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Richard Smethurst, Director, Department for External Studies 1976–1986; Chairman of the General Board of Faculties 1989–1991; Provost of Worcester College
  • Vincent Strudwick, theological educator
  • Joan Thirsk, Reader Emeritus in Economic History; Honorary Fellow, St. Hilda's College
  • Geoffrey P Thomas, President Emeritus of Kellogg College; Fellow of Linacre College, 1978–1990; Honorary Fellow of Linacre College
  • David Vaisey, Bodley's Librarian Emeritus; Professorial Fellow, Exeter College; Keeper of the University Archives; Bodley's Librarian 1986–1996
  • Geraldine Van Bueren, Professor of International Human Rights Law, Queen Mary College, University of London

Honorary and visiting fellows

  • Lord Karan Bilimoria, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow 2017–2018; life peer, founder and chairman of Cobra Beer
  • Charles, Prince of Wales, Bynum Tudor Honorary Fellow 2019-2020
  • Umberto Eco, Honorary Fellow and author of The Name of the Rose and Foucault's Pendulum
  • Sir Ralph Kohn, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow; pharmacologist, entrepreneur, musician
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Visiting Fellow and Artist in Residence, Oscar-winning screenwriter and film director
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and the Executive Director of UN Women
  • David Puttnam, Lord Puttnam of Queensgate, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow
  • Hector Sants, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow, Partner and Vice Chairman, Oliver Wyman
  • Desmond Tutu, Bynum Tudor Visiting Fellow; Archbishop; Laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • La June Montgomery Tabron, president and CEO of the Kellogg Foundation

Notable alumni

  • Paul Bennett, British rower, Olympics gold medallist
  • Grace Clough, British rower, Paralympics gold medallist
  • Charlie Cole, American rower
  • Ante Kušurin, Croatian rower
  • Joseph von Maltzahn, British rower
  • Tom Mitchell, British rugby player, Olympics silver medallist
  • J. C. Niala, Kenyan writer
  • Prajwal Parajuly, author, novelist
  • Kevin Tkachuk, Canadian rugby player
  • Kyle Traynor, Scottish rugby player
  • Dom Waldouck, English rugby player
  • Ruby Wax, actress, comedian, and mental health campaigner
  • Jingan Young, Hong Kong born playwright
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