is a residential College
affiliated with the University of Melbourne
providing accommodation to 220 students who are attending the University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts
, RMIT University
and Monash University's Victorian College of Pharmacy
.In addition to the students, the Queen's College (affectionately known simply as "Queen's") also houses a number of fellows, resident tutors, scholars and professionals (collectively known as the Senior Common Room), staff, and academic guests.
The college was founded in 1887, on of land assigned to the Methodist Church
by the Parliament of Victoria
in the area then known as University Reserve
(now College Crescent). While this land was allocated soon after the founding of the university in 1853, it was not until 1878 -- some twenty-five years later -- that the Methodist Conference took the first steps towards building the college.
The then Governor of Victoria, Sir Henry Brougham Loch
, laid the foundation stone on June 16, 1887 after the tireless efforts of Reverend William Abraham Quick
, who is widely regarded as the founder of Queen's.
<!-- Deleted image removed: -->Initially, it was decided that the college was to be named Victoria College. However, when it became clear that it was to be built in the year of Queen Victoria
's golden jubilee
, it was finalised in December 1886: "That the new College be called Queen's College in honour of the Queen's... Read More