Living Lincoln: Safeguarding our Fellowship
tutorial system is a unique privilege, treasured by all Oxford
students, past and present. It is part of our historic tradition of excellence and integral to the academic life of Lincoln College.
Tutorial Fellows are at the heart of the Lincoln experience, combining
their commitment to teaching with world class scholarship and research.
the tutorial system is under threat as never before. Direct government
funding has been reduced over the past decade, and from 2012 will be reduced still further. Tuition fees paid directly by students will
replace some of this funding, but will not address the gap of around
£8,000 per undergraduate per year.
Further, most tutorial
posts are jointly funded by the College and the University. In general
this works well, but in recent years we have faced unenviable choices
when Fellows retire or move on; in these cases, the University may
decide to withdraw its funding, leaving the College to fund the post in
Our goal in Living Lincoln is to safeguard the Tutorial Fellowship by fully funding our core subject areas. We are also collaborating with the University to endow posts in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History and the Langford Fellowship in History.