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Hayward and De Breyne

Built in the 1970s, these buildings are named after two of our benefactors, Sir Charles Hayward and Andre de Breyne.

Spring in Hayward Quad

By the 1960s the College had a pressing need for more student accommodation. A major appeal was launched in connection with its centenary (1970), the success of which led to the construction of the Hayward and De Breyne buildings, named after the two principal benefactors, Sir Charles Hayward, and Andre de Breyne. Neither benefactor had any links with Keble until introduced to the College by Old Members. Both became closely involved with it as Honorary Fellows. The ashes of Andre de Breyne, who died in 1997 at the age of 95, are buried in the quad which bears his name.

The Hayward and De Breyne buildings also house the College barThe buildings were designed by Ahrends, Burton and Koralek and provide a remarkable and much-praised complement to the Butterfield buildings. Prominent in the Hayward Quad is the College Bar, often referred to as "the spaceship".

In 2004, the Middle Common Room moved to the newly renovated area below the clocktower and the Pusey Room, and the bar was enlarged and modernised.

College Plan

The tree in the centre of De Breyne