Visiting Oxford University

Explore the most incredible colleges, museums and halls of Oxford University. Plan your visit to the city and its University. Find ideas for walks and tours.

Oxford University Colleges

Oxford University College

University College

University College (colloquially known as “Univ”) is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. It claims to be the university’s oldest college,

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Oxford University - St Hugh's College. Image courtesy of Michael Coleman.

St Hugh’s College

One of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford, St Hugh’s College is situated on St Margaret’s Road, north of the city centre. It

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Oxford College - Keble College. Image courtesy of David Nicholls.

Keble College

Keble College is one of the University of Oxford’s constituent colleges. It is located on Parks Road, opposite the University Museum and University Parks, and

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Oxford University - St Cross College. Image courtesy of Holly Hayes.

St Cross College

St Cross College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1965, St Cross is an all-graduate college located on

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Oxford University - St Hilda's College. Image courtesy of n_yoder

St Hilda’s College

St Hilda’s College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England, named after Hilda of Whitby, an Anglo-Saxon saint. Founded in 1893

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Oxford University: Somerville College. Image courtesy of Pjposullivan.

Somerville College

Somerville College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England, was founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall. Some of its alumnae include Margaret

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Oxford University - Pembroke College. Image courtesy of Dave_S

Pembroke College

Pembroke College was founded in 1624 by King James I of England, using part of the endowment of merchant Thomas Tesdale. Pembroke College is a

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Oxford University - Brasenose College. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson.

Brasenose College

Oxford University’s Brasenose College (BNC) was founded in 1509 and is home to one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world. Brasenose College ranked

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Oxford University - Reuben College. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Reuben College

Reuben College is the first new Oxbridge college since 1990. The plans for the new graduate college, initially named Parks College, were announced in December

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Oxford University Libraries

Bodleian Library - Entrance. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson.

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is one of Oxford’s most famous landmarks. Among the oldest in Europe, it’s easy to visit and incredible to see. Anyone visiting

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Oxford University - Taylor Institution Library. Image courtesy of Lizzlebob.

Taylor Institution Library

The Taylor Institution Library (or the Taylorian) is Oxford University’s centre for the study of Modern European languages and literatures. Where is the Taylor Institution

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A view of Oxford Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera is a neo-classical building inside Oxford University, built from 1737 to 1749 for the Radcliffe Science Library by James Gibbs. Radcliffe Camera is

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Oxford University - Gladstone Link.

Gladstone Link

The Gladstone Link is an underground library connecting the Bodleian Library with the Radcliffe Camera. It opened to readers on 5 July 2011. The tunnels

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Oxford University - New Library (Weston). Image courtesy of Tejvan Pettinger.

New Library (Weston)

Located in central Oxford, England, the Weston Library is part of the Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford. The library

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Oxford Permanent Private Halls

Oxford University Halls - St Stephen’s House. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

St Stephen’s House

One of the six Permanent Private Halls of Oxford University, St Stephen’s House is an Anglican theological college. Currently, the college has a very small

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Oxford University Halls - Regent’s Park College. Image courtesy of Wikimedia.

Regent’s Park College

Located in central Oxford, just off St Giles’, Regent’s Park College (colloquially known as Regent’s) is a permanent private hall of the University of Oxford.

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Oxford University Halls - Wycliffe Hall. Image courtesy of David Howard.

Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall is named after the Bible translator and reformer John Wycliffe, who taught at Balliol College, Oxford in the 14th century. It is a

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Oxford University - Champion Hall. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Champion Hall

There are six Permanent Private Halls at the University of Oxford in England. Campion Hall is run by the Society of Jesus and named after

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Oxford University - St Benet’s Hall. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

St Benet’s Hall

Informally called Benet’s, St Benet’s Hall is one of Oxford’s Permanent Private Halls. Its principal building is located on the western side of St Giles’

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Museums & Art Galleries

Antiques on High - Oxford Museums, Art Galleries and Antiques Shops

Antiques on High

Antiques on High is an antiques and art shop from Oxford founded in 1997 and open seven days a week. It has won several awards.

Aidan Meller Gallery - Oxford Museums and Art Galleries

Aidan Meller Gallery

Aidan Meller Gallery is one of Oxford’s longest-established specialist art galleries. They showcase modern, contemporary and old masters.

Oxford Christ Church College, Canterbury Quadrangle. Image courtesy of Billy Wilson

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum holding an important collection of about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings and is one

Historical Places

24-26 Cornmarket Street. Image courtesy of Chuca Cimas.

24-26 Cornmarket Street, Oxford

24-26 Cornmarket Street, in Oxford, is a timber-framed building built in the late 14th century. It belonged to a wine merchant who ran it as

Mob Quad, Merton College. Image courtesy of Caro Wallis

Mob Quad in Merton College

Mob Quad in Merton College is probably the oldest quadrangle in Oxford. The quad is so old, it actually doesn’t have any chimneys! (they weren’t

Christ Church Cathedral - Oxford. Image courtesy of Randy Connolly

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is perhaps the most stunning college chapel in Oxford. It was built as a place of worship in the late 12th century.

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