The New International Encyclopædia/Owens College
OWENS COLLEGE. A college at Manchester, England. It was founded in 1851 under the will of John Owens, a merchant of that city, who left £100,000 for the instruction of young men “in such branches of science and learning as were then and might be thereafter usually taught in English universities.” Handsome new buildings have been erected, and the college has now a staff of about 50 professors and lecturers in the departments of art, science, law, and medicine. There are about 30 scholarships and prizes, and a valuable fellowship. Owens College has been constituted a college of Victoria University, chartered in 1880, a federation of colleges, having its seat in Manchester.