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Welcome to Anne Lister College

We’re excited to open our doors to new students in September. Join us in shaping our college’s vibrant future.

Who is Anne Lister?

Born in 1791, Anne Lister - often described as the first modern lesbian - was a yorkshire businesswoman, scholar and prolific diarist.

Covering a swathe of topics; from her sexuality, to detailed information on social, political, and economic events of the time, her diaries are considered a major scholarly achievement.

Anne’s name was chosen from a list of notable people with connections to the University, put forward by students and staff.

Read the press release


Our College

Our college is built on the expansive green space of Campus East, centred around a large community hub. This social space is integral to the ethos of the new college and will be intrinsic to those living in the Anne Lister College. 

Our shield

Every college at York needs its shield. We're looking for original, creative designs that will fit in with our existing college emblems while promoting Anne Lister College's namesake and history.

Take part in shaping our history


Our team

We’re in the process of building our college team who will be here to help and welcome new students once they arrive. Watch this space for introductions to the team.