Oxford University Colleges
Oxford’s most beautiful and historic buildings are undoubtedly the 39 colleges and related institutions that make up the university. They are scattered all over the city and range in date from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Many colleges are open to members of the public, generally in the afternoon. If you are interested in visiting a particular college or other university building please check the university website or ask reception to ring and confirm opening times. Degree ceremonies and other fixtures can cause unscheduled closure.
A listing of opening times and other information can be found on the university website: www.ox.ac.uk.
The Divinity School, the beautiful medieval part of the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre, Sir Christopher Wren’s 1669 masterpiece, should be on every visitor’s itinerary. The Bodleian Library runs excellent tours, bookable from 9am, with tickets sold at the Catte St entrance.
Term dates: Michaelmas 9 October – 3 December 2011, Hilary 2012 15 January – 10 March, Trinity 2012 7 October – 1 December