Catholic Herald Reporter
Liverpool's new £l-}m. teacher training college, to be known as
Christ's College, will open on Sunday. It is the first Catholic co-educational college in Britain.
It is owned jointly by the Hierarchy of England and Wales and the Nuns of the Roman Union of the Order of St. Ursula. There will be staff of 25 lecturers and an initial intake of 200 students, rising to 600 by 1966.
Building is still going on at the college on Wootton Road, and three residential halls, the chapel, and the arts and crafts block have yet to he completed. These are expected to be ready by July 1965 and the official opening will take place after that date.
"Hundreds of applications have had to be turned down for the first year," Fr. Louis Hanlon, principal, told the CitruoLic HERALD this week, "And already we have had twice as many as we can accept for next year," he added.
One advantage that Chrisfs College will have over established colleges lies in the fact that it will be able to make use of modern teaching methods from the beginning, whereas some colleges now face the difficulties of changing from old to new systems. For instance, the tutorial and smallgroup system will be used for lectures and the college has been planned architecturally to suit this method,
For the past week an advance party of ten students (five boys and five girls) have been hammering out details for future social activities and student organisation with the authorities. The rest of the students will start term on Sunday with Mass and a social evening instead of beginning with "a boring" academic assembly.