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

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New College

Founded by William of Wykeham in 1379, New College is one of the constituent colleges that make up Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The college’s full name is The

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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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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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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 2018. The establishment of Parks

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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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Nuffield College

Nuffield College is an English graduate college that specializes in the social sciences, especially economics, politics, and sociology. It is one of Oxford’s newer colleges, having been founded in 1937.

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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 was founded in 1886 by

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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 Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin,

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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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Linacre College

Oxford University’s Linacre College is one of the most diverse for both sexes. Its students represent 133 different countries and cover a variety of disciplines. It was the first graduate

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Oxford University Libraries

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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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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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Angus Library and Archive

The over 70,000 items from the Angus Library and Archive are devoted to the history of the Baptist movement from 1612. The library is located at Regent’s Park College, Oxford

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Sackler Library

The Sackler Library, is one of the Bodleian Libraries’ principal research libraries. It focuses mainly on the study of archaeology and art. Where is the Sackler Library?

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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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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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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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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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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 St. Edmund Campion, a martyr

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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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