The total cost was about £150,000, of which £80,000 was spent on the The Chapel was built for the worship and glory of God, and this is still the Chapel’s pri… In Keble College the main Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Architecture —> “The Pelican History of Art.” Baltimore, MD: Penguin, 1963. staircase, the first richly timbered, the second with patterned brick walls, a painted "Praying in is the new going out." In July 2004 the 1.7 acre Acland site (a former hospital) came up for sale. 6.30pm Evening Prayer. Butterfield favoured simple landscaping that did not take attention away from his architecture, and proposed little more than the lawns in Liddon and Pusey. Butterfield made the most of the modest site, pushing buildings to the edge to give imposing views of the quads. The chapel is the highest and most ornate building. In four years they raised enough money to buy the land, commission an architect and complete the east and west ranges of Liddon Quad and the imposing main gatehouse, all ready in time for the first forty undergraduates to take up residence in the autumn of 1870. His was a controversial choice, and Butterfield’s architecture has long provoked argument. In 2001 there were sufficient funds to begin construction, including generous donations from Sloane Robinson (an asset management company formed by George Robinson (1975) and Hugh Sloane), Sir Anthony O’Reilly, and a legacy from Douglas Price. It was Combe who had St Barnabas built prior to the work beginning on Keble. The Roman Catholic Chaplaincy has a termly mass in the Chapel. The Rick Mather designed ARCO building in Newman Quad. Keble College, Oxford: (left) the Chapel and (right) Pusey Quad. In addition to these services, there are a range of special services and social events each term.

various fronts — east, west, north, or south — one can see nothing but Submit. RM/20 – East Elevation [Design] by Rick Mather for Arco Building. The resulting buildings are amongst the most environmentally friendly college buildings in Oxford.

The south transcept is really no more than a huge organ chamber, the north wall has a severe verticality, the windows are high and set among the quadripartite rib vaulting.

Seedlings. 8.15am Morning Prayer Tall and richly decorated, this has many of Butterfield's virtues, but it quite lacks the directness and the poignance of his best work of the fifties and early sixties. Keble’s extraordinary Chapel is a living witness to the beliefs and ideals which inspired John Keble and his friends who would later found the College in his memory. Keble’s founders chose William Butterfield (1814-1900) as its architect.

8.15am Morning Prayer De Breyne quad (completed in 1972) was largely funded by the Adeby Trust (Andre De Breyne). happiest feature, the rest being largely the work of Waterhouse. The original Gothic revival of the 1840s was purely imitative, seeking to blend new buildings with the pre-existing architecture of the city. cunningly broken up his black bands with white bricks and his white With the £500,000 cost funded via the Centenary Appeal, the project remained challenging – the site available was wedge-shaped, construction had to be phased (as funds became available), and the buildings had to stand next to Butterfield’s imposing work. The second, the Sloane Robinson building, focused on the need for communal space, providing facilities including a theatre and a large meeting room. Keble College Chapel, Oxford Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. At a cost of £50,000 the chapel and environs were certainly was well funded. Sunday The construction was completed in two phases. A week in the life of a don, 1960 and 2007, The dons on the eve of the First World War, The Ethiopian Manuscripts in Keble College. A “longer look,” however reveals the beauty of the interior: The chapel is treated as a single, vast space, the whole effect concentrated on the outer surfaces. KC/COM 6/2/35 – Black and white photograph of the Warden and Dennis Shaw with a model of the ABK buildings. The buildings have bold, Germanic façades, and are aggressively vigorous, with their bluntness alleviated by the use of patterned brickwork. 2015 saw the transformative gift of £25 million from the H B Allen Charitable Trust, which made it possible for the College to borrow a further £40m from a pension fund on a 40-year fixed rate basis.

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Nikolaus Pevsner states "this is not beautiful, in fact it is actively ugly. Click on images to large them and to obtain additional views of these buildings. Home / Project gallery / Keble College Chapel* Keble College Chapel* Submit. The hall and library are less monumental than the chapel, fitting more easily into the ranges of sets that surround the two quadrangles. The library and hall fall next in the skyline, with the residential buildings the least complex. The first ranges in the north quadrangle were built in 1868-70, with a temporary 1875-8, and apart from a small block added to the north side in 1955, the main Facing p. 261. Whilst eschewing symmetry, many motifs are repeated across the exteriors and interiors of the building, adding to a sense of unifying vision. Elevations. H&D/02 – West Elevation [Design] by A.B.K for Residential blocks.

With Rick Mather Associates as architects (now MICA), space was obtained with sensitive efficiency through a basement being excavated across the entire site – which led to the Grade II listed core of Sarah Acland House (designed by Thomas Jackson) being supported on stilts for several months! Architecture: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.

The banded walls certainly lack the harmony that the softer We will also upload other reflections and videos of musical interest over the course of the term. hall and chapel, and part of the west side of the south quadrangle followed in 1872-3. The project was driven by a group of young academics whose view was that Keble had the finest collection of 19th century buildings in Oxford, and they saw no reason why it shouldn’t have equally fine 20th century buildings.

taste — we need not be surprised to find it imitated elsewhere. AD 62/3/27 – Black and white photograph of Keble College Chapel from Liddon Quadrangle, 1880s.

[p. 262], Eastlake, Charles L. A History of the Gothic Revival. In 2004 Keble successfully bid for the Acland hospital site – one and three-quarter acres of prime real estate located in the heart of the science area, just five minutes from the main site. The style is a mass of polychrome brickwork patterns, bands and chequers. by intense simplicity. The college itself has carried on the brick theme; each graduate is given a red brick, inscribed with the word 'Keble', along with their diploma. materials, they will be always predominant in the design, and if such an Goodhart-Rendel described the chapel as "one of the three or four buildings in Oxford of most architectural importance." Now a hundred and thirty years have elapsed, we are perhaps entering a period when Butterfield's work will once again be appreciated for its boldness and strength and not its idiocyncracies. stripes. Block No 2. Against this background the planting of the borders presents many challenges, and the Gardens and Grounds staff are constantly experimenting with different colours, shapes and combinations of plants to soothe and delight without competing with the architecture. The original buildings of the College were designed by William Butterfield (1814-1900). This was built in 1876-7. Enough has already been said of the composition of these

The Chaplain is still available to talk about welfare or religious matters. The building was designed to seat far more than the college at the time admitted, the council refused to have the chapel concecrated, much to the dismay of the then Bishop of Oxford, and according to Christoper Hibbert's "The Encyclopedia of Oxford" it it remains un-concecrated to this day. The second phase (completed in 1976) was primarily funded by the Hayward Foundation (Sir Charles Hayward). One of the finest Victorian Architects William Butterfield was reaching crescendo with his polychromatic brickwork in “holy zebra” style (as described by his critics) at his Keble Chapel (1875-76) in Oxford. The window dressings and mullions are of stone, and Both buildings were designed by Rick Mather, who followed Butterfield’s original plan, extending along the outside of the grounds, and contain elements that make them sympathetic to the original buildings of College. The sunken Liddon lawns, in particular, set off the architecture superbly and in recent years much effort has gone into improving their appearance. 6.30pm Evening Prayer, Tuesday Greeted with reactions little short of horror at the time, attitudes towards Keble’s architecture have gradually softened over the years, with the College now appreciated for its striking originality. However, by 1967, it had become clear to the College that there was a need to expand on a large scale. Thompson, Paul. The style is similar to those on a work ten years prior to Keble , All saints Church , Margaret Street, St Marylebone (1859).

from local traditions of style than Oxford has yet seen, either in the