On 15 October the College welcomed Graham Ward CBE as President, succeeding Professor René Weis in the role.
Graham has been a Governor of Goodenough College since 2004 in addition to being an Ex-Officio Governor in 2000/01 and until 15 October was also Vice Chair of the Board and Chair of the Audit Committee.
On Thursday 3 October, Goodenough College opened the Academic Year with the annual celebration of Founders' Day, the anniversary of the opening of Goodenough College by our Founder, Frederick Craufurd Goodenough.
This year it was even more special as we officially launched the College's Commemorative Biennium, a celebratory period across two years marking two significant anniversaries for the College and celebrating the wonderful international community that Goodenough College has become.
All Alumni are cordially invited to join us for Founders' Day 2019 on Thursday 3 October. Founders' Day traditionally opens our academic year and celebrates when the College first opened its doors to the original residents who arrived at London House.
We’re delighted to achieve a Silver Gilt Award from the judges of London in Bloom 2019.
As part of International Houses Worldwide (IHWW), we are extremely proud to have been named as winner in the Championing Diversity category of the PIEoneer Awards 2019. IHWW won for our International Houses Worldwide Scholarship Programme. The programme was created to enable talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study in the UK, USA or Australia through subsidised or free accommodation scholarships and food bursaries.
At the 2019 Awards on 10th September 2019, the College was awarded Best Specialist Accommodation for the fifth year in a row. The award for Best Specialist Accommodation is presented to the highest rated specialist, unusual or selective student accommodation provider.
Championing Diversity Category - The PIEoneer Awards 2019
We are extremely proud to have achieved finalist status in the Championing Diversity category of the PIEoneer Awards 2019.
Goodenough College has once again been nominated in the Best Specialist Accommodation category in the NSHS awards. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the College has been a finalist in these prestigious awards, winning in the previous six years.
24th July 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the death of James Russell, who was tragically killed in action during WWII. His sad death prompted his family to gift The Burn to Goodenough College. People from all over the world have been inspired and refreshed from visiting The Burn and we ask our local, regional, national and international friends to join us in remembering James by helping us to plant 75 trees
On 12th February 2019, the curtain rose on the first performance by Goodenough College's in house opera company, Bloomsbury Opera, of Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte.
We are delighted to announce that applications to live at Goodenough College for the next academic year are now open.
Every autumn, Goodenough College organises a telephone campaign. Staffed entirely by College Members, the Campaign reaches out to our Alumni and friends to raise money for the College’s unique programme, our scholarships and bursary scheme and the upkeep of the College buildings. This year there was a particular focus on raising funds to provide emergency in year financial assistance to Members via The Mecklenburgh Fund.