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 - St Catherine's College. Image courtesy of Jussi Toivanen.

St Catherine’s College

St Catherine’s College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, and is the youngest college teaching both undergraduates and graduate students. Its origins

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Oxford University - Lady Margaret Hall. Image courtesy of Ed Webster.

Lady Margaret Hall

Oxford University’s Lady Margaret Hall (or LMH) was founded in 1878 and is located on the banks of the River Cherwell. It’s one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford

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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, founded in 1249 by William

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Oxford University - The Queen's College. Image courtesy of Pjposullivan.

The Queen’s College

The Queen’s College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford founded in 1341 by Robert Eglesfield in honour of the wife of King Edward III of England, Queen

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Oxford Christ Church College - Image courtesy ofArnaud Malon

Christ Church College

Christ Church is college of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1546 by King Henry VIII and is one of the larger colleges. What’s the History of Oxford’s

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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 constituent college of the University

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Oxford University - St Antony's College. Image courtesy of Janet McKnight.

St Antony’s College

St Antony’s College is one of the constituent colleges at Oxford University in England. Founded in 1950 by French merchant Sir Antonin Besse of Aden, St Antony’s specializes in international

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

Balliol College

Balliol College is one of the oldest colleges in Oxford. It’s centrally located, opposite the Ashmolean Museum.  Many well-known Prime Ministers have studied at Balliol, which is also the house

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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 is bordered to the north

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Oxford University Trinity College. Image courtesy of Dave_S.

Trinity College

Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, the college once housed Benedictine monks from Durham

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Oxford University Libraries

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Vere Hamsworth Library

The Vere Harmsworth Library is part of the Bodleian Libraries and houses a collection relating to the history of the United States. Where is the Vere Hamsworth Library?

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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 Oxford should make a stop

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Radcliffe Science Library

The Radcliffe Science Library is Oxford University’s main teaching and research science library and part of the Bodleian Libraries. Where is the Radcliffe Science Library?

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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 Library?

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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 considered one of the finest

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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 reopened within the former New

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Bodleian Law Library

The Bodleian Law Library is an academic library containing over 550,000 volumes and is also the library of the Faculty of Law. Where is the Bodleian Law Library?

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Oxford Permanent Private Halls

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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’ near the intersection with Woodstock

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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 percentage of undergraduate students (just

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Blackfriars Private Hall

Blackfriars Private Hall is a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. It houses three distinct institutions: the Priory of the Holy Spirit, where Robert Gay is the current

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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. Founded in 1810, it moved

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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 Church of England theological college

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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 of the most important private

Historical Places

Oxford's Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower, in Oxford, is a 23-meter-high bell tower that used to belong to a 12th-century church. Here’s how to visit it (and why!).

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 an inn, the “New Inn”.

Things to Do in Oxford

Barefoot Jericho - Cakes in Oxford

Barefoot Jericho

Barefoot offers homemade cakes, pastries and bread, delicious coffee for eat-in or takeaway in the neighbourhood of Jericho, in Oxford.

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Shops to See in Oxford: The Cake Shop - Cakes for Any Occasion

The Cake Shop

The Cake Shop offers ready-made designs and bespoke masterpieces and has been trading since 1986 in Oxford’s Covered Market.

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