Ruskin College is an independent educational institution in Oxford, England. It is named after the essayist and social critic John Ruskin (1819–1900) and specialises in providing educational opportunities for adults with few or no qualifications. The college is an affiliate, not a constituent of the University of Oxford, this relationship allows students special privileges such as attending lectures and the use of most facilities.
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