Mansfield College, Oxford
Mansfield College, Oxford is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. As of February 2018, the college comprises 231 undergraduates, 158 graduates, 34 visiting students and 67 fellows and academics; the college was founded in 1838 as Spring Hill College, Birmingham, a college for Nonconformist students. In the nineteenth century, although students from all religious denominations were entitled to attend universities, they were forbidden by statute from taking degrees unless they conformed to the Church of England. In 1871, the Universities Tests Act abolished all religious tests for non-theological degrees at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham Universities. For the first time the educational and social opportunities offered by Britain's premier institutions were open to some Nonconformists; the Prime Minister who enacted these reforms, William Ewart Gladstone, encouraged the creation of a Nonconformist college at Oxford. Spring Hill College moved to Oxford in 1886 and was renamed Mansfield College after George Mansfield and his sister Elizabeth.
The Victorian buildings, designed by Basil Champneys on a site bought from Merton College, were formally opened in October 1889. Mansfield was the first Nonconformist college to open in Oxford; the college accepted men only, the first woman being admitted to read for an external degree in 1913. During World War II, over forty members of staff from the Government Code & Cypher School moved to the college to work on British codes and cyphers. In 1955 the college was granted the status of Permanent Private Hall within the University of Oxford and in 1995 a Royal Charter was awarded giving the institution full college status. Like many of Oxford's colleges, Mansfield admitted its first mixed-sex cohort in 1979, having not accepted women to read for Oxford degrees; as of 2018, the college had an estimated financial endowment of £14.5 million. Since the college was first formally integrated into the University structure in 1955, its Nonconformist aspects have diminished; until 2007 the United Reformed Church sponsored a course at Mansfield for training ordinands.
These students became matriculated members of the University and received degrees. Mansfield no longer trains URC ordinands; the Nonconformist history of the college is however still apparent in a few of its features. A portrait of Oliver Cromwell hangs in the Senior Common Room and portraits of the dissenters of 1662 hang in the library and the corridors of the main college building, together with portraits of Viscount Saye and Sele, John Hampden, Thomas Jollie and Hugh Peters; the college chapel is unconsecrated, contains stained glass windows and statues depicting leading figures from Nonconformist movements, including Cromwell, Sir Henry Vane and William Penn. Chapel services are still conducted in a Nonconformist tradition. Over the years attendance at chapel services has declined and the make-up of the general student body no longer reflects the Nonconformist religious origins of the college; because of its Nonconformist roots, the college still has strong links with American schools. It has a long established tradition of accepting around thirty "Junior Year Abroad" students from the US every year.
These students come to study in Oxford for one academic year. The grounds of Mansfield College are located on Mansfield Road, near the centre of Oxford, to the south of the Science Area; the grounds are near the River Cherwell. The college shares a boundary wall with Wadham College; the main building was designed by architect Basil Champneys, built between 1887 and 1889. It houses the law library and the theology library, it is home to the college's Junior Common Room, Middle Common Room, Senior Common Room. The main college building encloses three sides of the large quadrangle; the college has several other buildings used for student accommodation, which are opposite the main building. Unusually, Mansfield College is not accessed via the porter's lodge, the college staff maintaining that this is representative of its open and non-conformist ethos. However, early outlines of schematics for the college show an enclosed second quadrangle behind the main building, with the front tower serving as a gatehouse into this area.
However, the college's constituent poverty and lack of funds owing to its non-conformist history prevented these plans from being executed. What was planned to be a traditional style porter's lodge can still be found in the main building: on 1902 plans, the tiny room opening directly on to the entrance hall is labelled'Porter'; the latest addition to the college's facilities, the Hands Building, was designed by Rick Mather Architects and uses renewable energy sources. It incorporates 74 en-suite study bedrooms, seminar rooms and a 160-seat auditorium that will be used for lectures, as a cinema, moot court and performing arts space; the Norrington Table is an annual ranking of the colleges of the University of Oxford by number and class of degrees awarded. In 2011 Mansfield ranked 12th out of 30 colleges in the table, after being 23rd in 2008 28th in 2009 and 29th in 2010; the university advises that due to the small number of degrees awarded the rankings should be treated with caution. Mansfield's academic performance, as reflected in the Norrington Table, is within the same 10% range as most of the other colleges.
Mansfield College Boat Club and a number of other college organisations are popular amongst the students, achieving results competitive with the larger colleges. Many of the sports teams are "combined" in partnership with Merton College; as of the start of 2011, the First XI football team play in the JCR Premier League, the 1st XV rugby team in
Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. It is 180 kilometres north-east of Melbourne by road; the population of Mansfield was 4,787 as at the 2016 census. Mansfield is the seat of the Mansfield local government area. Mansfield was heavily dependent on farming and logging, but is now a tourist-centre, it is the support town for the large Australia ski resort Mount Buller. It is associated with the high country tradition of alpine grazing, celebrated in the film made around Mansfield, near the now famous Craigs Hut, called The Man from Snowy River. Mansfield known as Mount Battery, was at the boundary of a number of pastoral runs, a township was surveyed in 1851 and named after Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Settlement came after the discovery of gold nearby and the Post Office opened on 1 January 1858; the railway to Mansfield arrived in the town from Tallarook in 1891, being closed on November 18, 1978. The last passenger service was on May 28, 1977.
The area round Mansfield named as Banbury was the location of the novel The Far Country by Nevil Shute which featured logging on Mount Buller and previous forest fires, which having swept through Howqua obliterated all traces of a former settlement. Mansfield is famous as part of the Ned Kelly Trail. Significant memorials include. Mansfield Cemetery is the burial ground for police officers slain by Ned Kelly and his gang at Stringybark Creek. Dr. John Pearson Rowe was a squatter who owned the'Loyola Run' near Mansfield. Reputed as the first Roman Catholic resident of the district, it is recorded that nearby Rochester was named after J. P. Rowe as he owned land on the Campaspe River. Rowe was a principal founder of the University of Melbourne, he fired a shot at a 14-year-old Ned Kelly accompanied by bushranger Harry Power in 1869. Rowe was defeated. In October 1878 Rowe supplied information to police Sergeant Kennedy on the whereabouts of Ned Kelly. Acting on Rowe's verified advice and his police party rode into the Wombat Ranges, where three of them were killed.
Mansfield is close to two large lakes, Lake Eildon and Lake Nillahcootie. During the summer these sites are popular waterskiing destinations; the nearby Mount Buller and Mount Stirling offer attractions all year round. During winter they are visited for skiing and back country respectively. In the summer hiking and mountain biking are popular. Ski lifts operate year-round at Mount Buller allowing bikers to get to the top of downhill mountain biking runs; the bushland around Mansfield is used for horse riding, trail biking and four wheel driving on extensive tracks throughout the region. In past years, the "Mansfield Balloon Festival" celebrated hot air balloons, drew crowds and enthusiasts from across the state; the balloon Festival hasn't been to Mansfield for several years. Mansfield is the home to the Mansfield Eagles football club, an Australian Rules team competing in the Goulburn Valley Football League. Mansfield has a horse racing club, the Mansfield District Racing Club, which schedules two race meetings a year, including the Mansfield Cup meeting on 27 December).
Golfers play at the Mansfield golf course on Kidston Parade. Josh Fraser – ex-Collingwood and Gold Coast Suns football player in the AFL Max Fricke – Motorcycle speedway rider. 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017 Australian Under-21 Champion and 2016 World Under-21 Champion Simon Gerrans – professional road bicycle racer David Mensch – former professional Football player at the Geelong Football Club Victoria Mitchell – athlete Catherine Skinner – current professional shooter Cyril Henry Thomas Towers – rugby union player Alex Pullin – 2011 and 2013 border cross world champion Ben Trewarn - 2005 Air Guitar World Champion Thomas Top - Victorian State Orienteering Medallist - 2005 Bronze Medallist in the Victorian Orienteering Championships Jacob Cripps - 2017 NUS General Secretary Media related to Mansfield, Victoria at Wikimedia Commons Goulburn River High Country Rail Trail
Mulmur is a township in Dufferin County in Southern Ontario, Canada. There are a number of original settlements such as Mulmur Corners, some of which can still be identified as to location, including Rosemont and Stanton; the township of Mulmur comprises a number of villages and hamlets, including the following communities such as Airlie, Black Bank, Happy Valley, Kilgorie, Mansfield, Mulmur Corners, Ponton Mills, Rookery Creek, Ruskview, Scarlet Hill, Stanton, Terra Nova, Violet Hill, Whitfield. Population trend: Population in 2006: 3318 Population in 2001: 3099 Population in 1996: 2903 Population in 1991: 2591 List of townships in Ontario Media related to Mulmur at Wikimedia Commons Township of Mulmur official website
Mansfield, East Ayrshire
Mansfield is a village in East Ayrshire in Scotland. It is north of New Cumnock from which it is separated by the River Nith and the adjacent village of Pathhead. Map sources for Mansfield, East Ayrshire
Mansfield Woodhouse is a large village about 1.2 miles north of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, along the main A60 road in a wide, low valley between the Rivers Maun and Meden. Founded before the Roman Empire, it is noteworthy for its stone-built centre. Separate with an urban district council, after continuous development it has become a large part of the Mansfield Urban Area. After the Local Government Act 1972, Mansfield Woodhouse and Warsop Urban District Councils merged with the Municipal Borough of Mansfield on 1 April 1974, to form a new local government area known as Mansfield District Council. Mansfield Woodhouse's economy was traditionally based on the quarrying, mining and textile industries; the Romans had a civilian settlement in the area. The area declined after the Romans left but by the 13th century, there was a growing settlement of smallholders. On 12 September 1304, fire destroyed the village, including its timber-framed church; the town was rebuilt using local materials and the new stone-built church, Church of St Edmund, Mansfield Woodhouse, still stands.
The village recovered and by Tudor times, was home to a number of wealthy families. Farming and quarrying were the main livelihoods and Mansfield Woodhouse prospered with the growth of the textile and hosiery trades into the 19th century. In 1839 the designer of the Houses of Parliament, Sir Charles Barry, selected a sand-coloured magnesian limestone as the stone that would be used in its construction; this was quarried in South Yorkshire as well as in Mansfield Woodhouse. On the road to Edwinstowe stands the Parliament Oak, according to legend, was once the location of a session of Parliament held by the king. There is a commemorative plaque. During the UK miners' strike, some coal miners at nearby Sherwood Colliery on the edge of Mansfield Woodhouse continued working, a decision made with members and officials as part of the Union of Democratic Mineworkers, a breakaway from the National Union of Mineworkers; the pit closed in 1992. The Colliery's football and cricket teams carry on through Sherwood Colliery Football Club and Sherwood Colliery Cricket Club, with the former swimming pool, part of the original pit head baths complex being renamed as Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre in 2010.
Natives of Mansfield Woodhouse include D'Ewes Coke, an unusual combination of clergyman and colliery master, the pianist and composer John Ogdon. Mansfield Woodhouse is still growing by expanding into former farmland; the town was recorded as having a population of over 18,500 according to the 2011 census. It has a number of schools; the largest school is The Manor Academy. The Yorke Street building was about a mile away to the south. After a fire in 1996, the Park Hall Road buildings were enlarged during rebuilding to incorporate the former Yorke Street facility, sold for housing land. Near the school is The Manor Sport and Recreation Centre, a public amenity which forms part of the school's facilities; the Co-op in Mansfield Woodhouse closed on 10 January 2009, was replaced by a Morrisons store on 29 June 2009. The town is being redeveloped in other areas, including replacement of the older terraced housing around Thoresby Road, near the train station and from Sherwood Street–Blake Street with new housing estates.
A new police station has served the town since 2007. The town is served on the Robin Hood Line; the town has a volunteer-run newsletter called The Woodhouse Warbler, produced quarterly since late 2000, with a circulation in the thousands. It produced a magazine collating locals' Second World War memories, funded by the Big Lottery Fund; the Manor Sport and Recreation Centre is a £1.9 million indoor and outdoor sports facility opened on 11 May 2002 funded by a £1.4 million Sport England Sports Lottery grant, with the remainder from a variety of organisations and sponsors. From 29 September 2012 the Manor Park, adjacent to the Sports complex and entered from Kingsley Avenue, Mansfield Woodhouse, has hosted a Park Run, an informal, timed 5 kilometres fun-run for any class of participant. Mansfield Woodhouse is known around Nottinghamshire for its junior football clubs: Woodhouse Colts JFC and Manor 4th FC, both of which offer football to youngsters from 6 to 18. Speedway racing known as dirt track racing, took place at Mansfield Woodhouse in the pioneer days of 1928.
Mansfield Woodhouse Genealogy & Census Information Mansfield Woodhouse Community Website The Woodhouse Warbler Website Chesterton Humberts, History of The Priory and Debdale, Mansfield Woodhouse The Manor Academy known as Manor Comprehensive School The Manor Sport and Recreation Centre
Mansfield is a small city in and the parish seat of DeSoto Parish, United States. The population was 5,001 at the 2010 census, a decline of more than 10 percent from the 2000 tabulation. Mansfield is 77 percent African American. Mansfield is part of the Shreveport–Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area; the Battle of Mansfield, a Confederate victory under General Richard Taylor, was fought here on April 8, 1864. This battle turned 42,000 Union troops away from their conquest of the Louisiana Confederate capital and sent them in retreat to New Orleans; the battle is commemorated at the Mansfield State Historic Site some four miles south of Mansfield off Louisiana Highway 175. In 1855 the first woman's college west of the Mississippi River, Mansfield Female College, founded by the Methodist Church, opened in Mansfield. A two-year college, its first class graduated in 1856. Financial difficulties and the threat of war closed the college from 1860 to the end of the American Civil War, during which its buildings served as a hospital for soldiers wounded in the battle of Mansfield.
In 1930, Mansfield Female College merged with Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport and closed its doors permanently. In 2003, the Louisiana State Legislature moved to convert the main building of Mansfield Female College, the Lyceum, into a future museum; the film The Great Debaters was shot in Mansfield and released on December 25, 2007. The story line involves a 1930s debate team from Texas; the downtown scenes of Marshall, were shot on location in downtown Mansfield. The film stars Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker and was nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2008. Mansfield has an elevation of 335 feet. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2010, there were 5,001 people, 2,500 households, 1,450 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,515.4 people per square mile. There were 2,298 housing units at an average density of 623.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city in 2000 was 64.26% African American, 34.13% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.47% from other races, 0.75% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population. There were 2,054 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.3% were non-families. 29.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.20. In the city, the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $21,981, the median income for a family was $26,683. Males had a median income of $30,239 versus $19,854 for females; the per capita income for the city was $11,850. About 27.2% of families and 33.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 44.1% of those under age 18 and 26.4% of those age 65 or over.
In a runoff election held in May 2014, Roy Rogers Jones unseated Republican Troy N. Terrell, a local pastor who ran unsuccessfully in 2011 for the Louisiana State Senate against another Republican, Sherri Smith Buffington of Keithville in southern Caddo Parish. Questions have since arisen about Jones' residence in a different district than the District B, from which he was elected. Jones moved out of the district because of a house fire, but he has not yet returned to the area he represents on the city council. In 2013, he pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor theft counts in connection with a misappropriation of funds at the DeSoto Parish Council on Aging. Jones' wife is the former COA director. Two of her relatives were convicted of felonies in the matter. Mansfield was the childhood home of Joshua Logan, an award-winning director, producer and screenwriter for film and stage, he is most famous for directing Hollywood classics such as South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, Bus Stop and Fanny. Logan received the Pulitzer Prize at the age of forty for the libretto of South Pacific, which he cowrote with Oscar Hammerstein II.
Logan used Mansfield as the setting for his play The Wisteria Trees. Ocie Lee Smith was an American singer, who performed with Count Basie's band from 1961 to 1965 and sang on the 1969 Grammy Award-winning recording of the song "Little Green Apples", he was born in Mansfield on June 21, 1932. Mansfield is the birthplace of major league baseball player Vida Blue, a left-handed starting pitcher. In a 17-year career, he played for the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Kansas City Royals. Mansfield is the birthplace of Albert Lewis. Lewis made his professional debut in the NFL in 1983 with the Kansas City Chiefs, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Raiders over the course of his 16-year career. NFL cornerback Fakhir Brown attended Mansfield High School. Others affiliated with Mansfield by birth or residence include: John T. "Tommy" Allen, staff photographer for The Washington Post from 1960 to 2004 Sylura Barron, first African-American woman delegate to a national p
Mansfield Plantation is a well-preserved antebellum rice plantation, established in 1718 on the banks of the Black River in historic Georgetown County, South Carolina. Spanning nearly 1,000 acres of pine forest, rice fields and cypress swamps, Mansfield Plantation was once one of the largest rice producing plantation in the country. Mansfield, along with adjacent rice plantations up and down the Black River, provided much of Europe with "Carolina Gold" rice during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Rice growing was made possible by: perfecting irrigation techniques using tidal water and manmade dykes. Experimentation with natural fertilizers. Most notably, African-American slave labor. After the American Civil War, rice production became too expensive and soon the plantations fell into bankruptcy and were sold off to new owners. Today, Mansfield Plantation is preserved as an authentic rice plantation, complete with the original plantation home, a school house, live oak avenue, guest house, grounds.
It has the only remaining winnowing barn in Georgetown County, where rice grains were processed for shipment. Undergoing restoration is a slave village of a chapel. In 2009, the entire plantation underwent a funded, massive restoration project to keep its distinct history alive for generations to come, it is said to be the only American plantation saved from development and reclaimed by a direct descendent of the original owners. Mansfield Plantation has been featured in numerous films and television shows, it served as the backdrop for scenes from The Patriot. In 2006, the Fox network filmed two segments of their primetime television series Treasure Hunters at Mansfield and the Fine Living Network filmed a documentary at Mansfield Plantation for their television series Windshield America. National Register of Historic Places listings in Georgetown County, South Carolina Plantations in South Carolina Views of Mansfield Plantation Agnes Baldwin. Plantations of the Low Country: South Carolina 1697-1865.
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