Studholme College

Studholme College

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Studholme College

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<!--When editing Infobox colours, don't forget to remove the comment tags from around anything you add in!-->Studholme College is a residential college of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, situated on Clyde Street, a few minutes walk northeast of the university. Housing approximately 185 students, it is one of the smaller colleges in the region. Originally founded as Studholme House in 1915, to provide facilities for domestic science students, the College still maintains close links with the Department of Human Nutrition (the succeeded the university's School of Home Science), though it now accepts students from all faculties.

History

A House for Home Science

Studholme College was established in 1915 as Studholme House, to provide accommodation for students attending the School of Home Science which had been opened in 1911. It was named Studholme in honour of Colonel John Studholme who, after seeing the merits of home economics departments in US universities, had worked for the establishment of a School of Home Science in New Zealand. He was unsuccessful in his efforts to establish a chair at Canterbury College and turned to the University of Otago, offering a personal endowment of £600 as an incentive.

A search was conducted for a Lady Professor of Home Science and Professor Winifred Boys-Smith, a science and domestic science teacher at......
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