Happy Birthday Keynes College

October 26, 2018


Keynes College is celebrating its 50th Birthday this year and a programme of events has been put together to celebrate that landmark. 


From exhibitions and presentations, to competitions and festivals, there many events, all of which you can find online on the ‘Campus Life’ section of the University website.


The College was named after the leading 20th century economist, John Maynard Keynes. 


Widely considered the founder of modern macroeconomics, Keynes’s ideas are the basis for the school of thought known as Keynesian economics. 


Keynes, who died in 1946, was also instrumental in establishing the Arts Council of Great Britain and was later its founding chairman.


Keynes was the third College to open at the University of Kent.


A different firm of architects were hired to build the college in 1968, which resulted in a different style and framework to the Eliot and Rutherford Colleges built beforehand.


The building was much lighter and more open with the removal of wash-basins from the majority of study bedrooms.


Keynes College is based on central campus, and at present accommodates 650 students in bed and breakfast, en-suite rooms. 


Facilities located at the College include: Student Support and Wellbeing, Dolche Vita, K-Bar, Careers and Employability Service, Staff Common Room (with a grand piano), and a duck pond. 


The College is home to the School of Psychology, School of Economics, and the Safety, Health and Environment Unit. 


Keynes is known as the ‘Art’ College, frequently holding exhibitions from a variety of artists.  


For more information on any of the events, please contact Chloe Gallien, Master of Keynes at C.Gallien@kent.ac.uk.


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