The Camelot of “Academie”
After taking over the Harlaxton Manor lease in 1971, Dr. Wallace Graves, president of the University of Evansville (1967-1987), made Harlaxton Manor into a new British study centre for its students. In the fall of 1971, 170 students from the University of Evansville stepped into the then 130-year-old manor and began the experience of their lives, absorbing British traditions and history.
It officially became Harlaxton College in 1978 after Dr. William Ridgway, a trustee for the University of Evansville, bought the Manor and 115 acres of land. This study abroad connection continues to this day and includes associations with 26 partner universities.