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Oxford University Colleges
All Souls College

High Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279379.
Tours: 2-4pm Throughout the year.

Founded to pray for all the souls of men who died in the wars against France. Today it is an establishment for Research Fellows only.
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Balliol College

Broad Street, Oxford. OX1 3BJ. Tel: 01865 277777.
Open: Daily 2-5pm.

Holds the largest single, medieval manuscript collection in England. Former alumni include John Wyclif the translator of the Bible, who was Master in around 1360.
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Brasenose College

Radcliffe Square, Oxford. Tel: 01865 277823.
Open: 10-11.30am for groups with a guide, 2-5pm for individuals
during BST.

Founded in 1509 and named after a type of bronze door knocker, Brasenose prides itself on its historic sporting reputation in both rowing and cricket.
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Christ Church

St Aldates, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276492.
Tours: Mon-Sat: 9.30am - 5.30pm and Sun: 12noon - 5.30pm.Admission: £4 Adults £3 concessions.

Oxford’s largest College with a Cathedral within its walls. The home of Alice in Wonderland, the College is also a major set in the Harry Potter films.
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Corpus Christi

Merton Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276700
Open: 1.30-4.30pm. Closed Christmas and Easter.

Corpus is the smallest of the undergraduate Colleges, but not the least important. Home of annual tortoise racing.
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Exeter College

Turl Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279600
Open: Summer: 2-5pm Winter: 2pm-Dusk.

Founded in 1314 by the Bishop of Exeter. The Chapel in the front quad is open to visitors. Old members include J.R.R. Tolkien, Burne-Jones and William Morris.
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Green College

Woodstock Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 274770.
Open: By appointment only.

Based on the Radcliffe Observatory and the Observatory grounds. This 18th-century building is one of the most important scientific buildings in Oxford.

Harris Manchester College

Mansfield Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 271006
Chapel Open: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-12noon.

The smallest College in the University, featuring Gothic revival buildings, a handsome Chapel, and a splendid quad. The only College exclusively for students over 21.
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Hertford College

Catte Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279400
Open: Daily 10am-12noon & 1pm-dusk.

Established as a hall around 1282. With approximately 500 students, and one of the first Oxford colleges to admit women. The College's Bridge of Sighs connects the Old and New Quads,. The Old Quad has a beautuful traditional college garden.
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Jesus College

Turl Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279700
Open: Daily 2-4.30pm. Closed 21 Dec-4 Jan & 21-27 Mar.

Founded in 1571; the only Elizabethan College. Has strong Welsh connections. Amongst the first of traditionally men’s Colleges to admit women.

Keble College

Parks Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 272727
Open: During student vacation periods only 2-5pm.

One of the largest Colleges, Keble was founded in 1870 with the purpose of making an Oxford education more widely available. Look out for ‘holy zebra style’ architecture.

Kellogg College

62 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 01865 612000
Open: By appointment only.

Founded in 1990 as a graduate college with the aim of supporting the lifelong learning work of the University of Oxford, and the expansion of opportunities for the continuing education and professional development of mature students.

Lady Margaret Hall

Norham Gardens, Oxford. Tel: 01865 247300
Open: Grounds & Garden daily out of term.

Set in 10 acres of tranquil grounds extending to the River Cherwell, and the first to admit women to the University.

Linacre College

St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3JA.
Tel: 01865 271650.


Lincoln College

Turl Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279800.
Open: Mon-Sat 2-5pm , Sun 11am-5pm.

One of Oxford’s oldest Colleges (1427) with an attractive medieval atmosphere. The College library, in converted All Saints Church, and Medieval Hall are striking features.
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Magdalen College

High Street, Oxford OX1 4AU
Tel: 01865 276000.

Famous Deer Park, Water Meadow, Chapel, Hall and Great Tower. Choral services as advertised at entrance. Light lunches and teas available Jul-Sep in the Riverside Terrace.
Famous Deer Park, Water Meadow, Chapel, Hall and Great Tower. Choral services as advertised at entrance. Light lunches and teas available Jul-Sep in the Riverside Terrace.
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Mansfield College

Mansfield Road Oxford. Tel: 01865 270999
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.

Mansfield’s College’s buildings, designed by important Victorian architect Basil Champneys, date from 1886. The College is one of the youngest and smallest.
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Merton College

Merton Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276310
Open: Mon-Fri 2-4pm Sat-Sun 10-4pm.

Mansfield’s College’s buildings, designed by important Victorian architect Basil Champneys, date from 1886. The College is one of the youngest and smallest.
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New College

New College Lane, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279555.
Open: Apr-Oct 11am-5pm, Oct-Apr 2-5pm.

Founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England, New College stands in three and a half acres of attractive gardens. It is one of the largest and one of the most beautiful.
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Nuffield College

New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF.
Tel: 01865 278500.

Oriel College

Oriel Square, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276555.
Open: Tours available by prior appointment only.

Fifth oldest College, dating back to 1324, and the original College dedicated to St Mary. Past graduates include Sir Walter Raleigh. Also has a successful history of rowing.
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Pembroke College

St Aldates, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276444
Open: Prior appointment only.

Named after the Earl of Pembroke. Notable for having rebellious and poor Samuel Johnson briefly as an undergraduate. A recent Master was Sir Roger Bannister.
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Queen's College

High Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279379.
Open: Tours available by prior appointment only.

Founded in 1341 by a chaplain to The Queen of England, hence the name. Former graduates include Tim Berners-Lee (inventor of the World Wide Web) and Rowan Atkinson.
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St Anne's College

Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HS.
Tel: 01865 274800.

St Antony's College

Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF.
Tel: 01865 284700.
Open: St Antony's College is not open to visitors except by appointment.

Founded in 1950, St Antony's is a graduate college specialising in international studies. Its buildings form an eclectic mix of styles - from a former Anglican convent built in the 1860s, through 60's brutalism to the modern day.
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St Catherine's College

Manor Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 271700.
Open: 9am-5pm.

Its striking buildings of glass and concrete were designed by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in 1964. One of the largest Colleges, it is distinguished by its modernity and openness..
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St Cross College

St Giles, Oxford. Tel: 01865 276700. Fax: 01865 278 484

St Cross College is one of the few colleges in the University of Oxford that specifically cater for graduate students. It was founded in 1965. It is renowned for its friendliness and informality.

St Edmund Hall

Queen’s Lane, Oxford. Tel: 01865 279090.
Open: Daylight hours.

A claim to be the oldest of the Colleges, 1226, although the precise date of establishment is unknown. Notable graduates include Terry Jones of Monty Python.
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St Hilda's College

Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 1DY.
Tel: 01865 276884.

St Hugh's College

High Street, Oxford OX2 6LE
Tel: 01865 274900.

Open: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm. Closed December - Mid January. All visitors must report to the Porter's Lodge St Margaret's Road on arrival.
Founded in 1886 by Elizabeth Wordsworth. It has fourteen acres of self-contained grounds surrounded by lawns, borders and mature trees making this one of Oxford's loveliest hidden delights.
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St John's College

St Giles Oxford. Tel: 01865 277300
Open: 1-5pm or dusk if earlier.

Founded by a Roman Catholic Merchant, it is one of the largest and most attractive Colleges, with extensive grounds.
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St Peter’s

New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. Tel: 01865 278900.
Open: 10am-dusk.

Occupying the site of two of the University's oldest Inns, Rose Hall and New Inn Hall, both from the 13th-century. St Peter’s was only founded officially as a College in 1929.

Somerville College

Woodstock Road, Oxford. Tel: 01865 270600.
Open: During Daylight hours.

Founded as Somerville Hall in 1879, it was one of the first all women Colleges in Oxford. Today it accepts both men and women. Famous graduates include Margaret Thatcher.

Trinity College

Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BH. Tel: 01865 279900.
Open: 10.30am - 12pm & 2pm - 4.30pm 31/3/03 - 24/10/03. Admission: £1.50 (75p Senior Citizens).

The College's site has been a place of study since 1286. Founded in 1555 its fine chapel, dining hall, quads and beautiful gardens and grounds are open for view. Openings subject to private functions.
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University College

High Street, Oxford OX1 4BH.
Open: University College is not open to visitors.

The oldest collegiate foundation. The poet Shelley, 1792-1822 was briefly an undergraduate. He was expelled for writing a pamphlet in support of atheism.
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Wadham College

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PM
Tel: 01865 277900.
Open: Term: 1pm - 4.15pm. Out of Term: 10.30am - 11.45am & 1pm - 4.15pm. Closed Christmas and New Year.

Founded in 1610 by Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham - Somerset landowners. Currently the largest college.
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Worcester College

Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2MB
Tel: 01865 278300.
Open: Daily 2pm - 5pm Admission: Free.

The main buildings are good examples of 18th century pomposity. The medieval cottages are a rare survivor from the Benedictine Gloucester College of 1283. The park and lake offer a romantic setting for drama productions on summer evenings.
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