Ruskin College

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Ruskin College

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Other form(s) of name

  • Ruskin Hall

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Description area

Dates of existence

1899 - present


Ruskin College is an independent college based in Oxford that specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults with few or no qualifications. They aim to change the lives of those who need a second chance in education. Ruskin welcomes students who not only want to develop themselves but also want to put something back into society.

Its founder, John Ruskin, was a social critic and essayist and his ideas inspired the college.

The core subject areas at the college, are Law and Trade Union Studies, Humanities and Social Science and Social Work, Youth Work and Community Work. There are also a number of short courses on offer, ranging from Creative Writing to Budgeting.


Oxford, England, United Kingdom

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Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016


  • English



Ruskin College Oxford. 2016. About Us. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 17 October 2016].

The Telegraph. 2016. Ruskin College Guide. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 17 October 2016].

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