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The Time Lord Academy, also known as the Time Academy, (WC: Shada) the Academy of Time, (PROSE: Heart of TARDIS) or simply the Academy (TV: The Sound of Drums, Listen, World Enough and Time) was a school located at the foot of Mount Cadon (PROSE: The Three Paths, AUDIO: Devil in the Mist) most young Time Lords attended to further their educations.
Each of the Gallifreyan chapters was represented by a college, (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) including the Prydonian Academy (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation) and the Academy of the Patrexes. (PROSE: Damaged Goods)
Location and architecture Edit
During Romana II's presidency, in her first term of office, (AUDIO: The Eleven) she changed the laws to allow human, Monan, Nekkistani, Yevnon and Sunari students study at the Academy. (AUDIO: Insurgency)
Due to President Livia's policies, the Academy was practically empty of students during the Last Great Time War. (AUDIO: Partisans) President Rassilon later planned on closing it due to the war, expelling all non-Gallifreyan students and redirecting all Academy resources to the war effort. (AUDIO: Assassins)
According to the Tenth Doctor, children "were taken from their families at the age of eight" to begin their instruction. Part of the initiation into the academy involved looking into the Untempered Schism. (TV: The Sound of Drums)
- "I swear to protect the ancient Law of Gallifrey with all my might and brain. I will to the end of my days, with justice and with honour temper my actions and my thoughts." (TV: Shada)
Branches of knowledge taught in the Time Lord education system included botany (PROSE: Wooden Heart), mind-shielding (TV: The Invasion of Time), thermodynamics (TV: Time and the Rani), cybernetics (TV: Destiny of the Daleks, The Armageddon Factor), cosmic science (TV: Terror of the Autons) Veteran and Vintage Vehicles, Gallifreyan flutterwings (TV: The Pirate Planet), Paradox Declension (PROSE: Scratchman), stellar engineering (PROSE: Original Sin) and spatial cartography. (AUDIO: The Beginning)
Time Lords — or at least the First Doctor — rode Vortisaurs bareback at the Academy. As a result, the Doctor gained a lot of knowledge about Vortisaurs by his eighth incarnation. (AUDIO: Storm Warning)
To graduate they were tested, with a pass rate of 51% (such as that achieved by the Doctor), up to a "Triple First" grade (like Romana I), and could take the test more than once if necessary, with the result being confidential. (TV: The Ribos Operation)
Chapters and classes Edit
Each of the six Chapters was represented by a college in the Time Lord Academy, (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell) including the Prydonian Academy (PROSE: Revelation) and the Academy of the Patrexes. (PROSE: Damaged Goods) Genniploritreludar was the Academy's Arcalian lecturer. (PROSE: Original Sin)
The Doctor's class Edit
At the Academy, a group of students, called the Deca, named themselves Theta Sigma (the Doctor), Koschei (the Master), Mortimus (the Monk), Ushas (the Rani) and Magnus (the War Chief). (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)