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Guide to 27 and 28 June 2018

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                    welcome to oxford
                    Thank you for considering Oxford. We hope today you will get a taste of what being at Oxford
                    is actually like, so you can decide whether our University might be for you. Voted number 1 in
                    the world* for the second year running, you can be sure of receiving a great education here
                    – something which lasts a lifetime. Beyond that, the extraordinary range of opportunities
                    means that your time at Oxford really can be whatever you want it to be.
                    * THE World University Rankings 2016–17

                       10 REASONS TO CHOOSE OXFORD                            contents
                                                                              Visiting colleges                      6
                       q Regular personalised teaching and academic          College events                         8
                            discussion through our renowned tutorial system   Subject department events              11
                       q     enerous scholarships, bursaries and college
                            G                                                 Open Day Information Centre            14
                            support funds                                     University museums, Sports centre and
                                                                               Language centre                       16
                       q Over 100 libraries and 5 world-class museums        Libraries                              17
                            and collections                                   Places to eat and drink                17

                       q Supportive and inclusive college communities         City centre map                        18
                                                                              Map legend                             19
                       q Access to exclusive internships and work            Science area map                       20

                       q Undergraduate research opportunities
                       q Over 400 University-wide clubs and

                       q    Extensive welfare and support networks

                       q    A beautiful, historic and student-focused city

                       q    A world-famous university with global influence

                         Disabled students
                         If you can, please let colleges and departments
                         know in advance if you have mobility or access
                         requirements. If you’d like us to coordinate this
                         for you, please email or call
                         +44 (0)1865 288000. Our Disability Advisory
                         Service will be in the Open Day Information
                         Centre to discuss the support that’s available.
                         Please see pages 14 and 15 for details.
                         You may also like to see our access guide at

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       2019 entry (Updated version May 2018)

                           UCAS APPLICATION
                           q Start working on it from June 2018            q   Check if you need to take a test
     JUNE                      – choose your course
                                                                           q   Submit from early September
                               – choose a college or decide on an
                                  open application
                               – write your personal statement            q   Final deadline 6pm on 15 October
                               – organise your academic reference
                               tests                                       q Register with test centre
                               q C onfirm which test(s) you need          q G et your test candidate entry
   august                          to take                                      number from your school or centre
                                                                                as proof of entry by 6pm on
                               q Find out how to prepare                       15 October*
                                                                                *Except Law, see
                               q Find test centre (your school or
                                   college or open centre)                 q Take test on given date

                  By                          written work
             15 October                       q C heck if needed for
  October   UCAS application                      your course
                and test
                                              q Submit to your college
                                                  by 10 November

                                                                               If you are shortlisted
                                                                               1–20 December

                                             Find out if you have an
  january                                    offer on 9 January 2019                    Thinking of
                                                                                        DeferRing entry?
                                                                                        This is not always possible so we
                                                                                        recommend you check with your
                                                                                        course department first.

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                     Making the most of your day
                     There’s a lot to pack in during your visit to Oxford so please use the timetable below and the
                     information in this guide to plan your time wisely. Remember that the University of Oxford is
                     made up of colleges and departments spread around the city – there is no central campus.
                     Use the maps on pages 18 and 20 to plan your route between venues.
                     The best times to visit the different venues are shown in the sample timetable below.

                     Open days timetable
                                    09:00       10:00         11:00          12:00           13:00        14:00          15:00         16:00            17:00
                     Some early                     AM                                LUNCH                                  PM                          Some late
                        bird                                                                                                                              evening
                      sessions              Subject departments                                                                                           sessions
                      available.                                                      Colleges                                                           available.
                     See listings                                                                                                                       See listings
                      on pages                                                                             Colleges and Subject departments              on pages
                        8-13                                                                                                                               8-13
                                                           Museums, Libraries and Open Day Information Centre

                     What’s happening where?                                       Accommodation
                                                                                   – Colleges: Most colleges will show you round student rooms as
                     Departments: course talks, sample lectures,                     part of their tours and will provide information about the types
                     demonstration interviews, practical taster sessions,            of accommodation they offer.
                     tours, talks for parents and carers, opportunities to
                     meet students and tutors. (See page 11)                       – You can read general information about accommodation in the
                                                                                     prospectus, on pages 142 and 182. Pick up a copy at a college
                     Colleges: tours, information desks, talks for parents           or department or at the Open Day Information Centre. The
                     and carers, accommodation information, opportunities            most up-to-date information about average rents is available
                     to meet students and tutors. (See page 8)                       on the University website:

                     Open Day Information Centre: exhibition space with  
                     stands representing student services, admissions
                                                                                   Disability Advice
                     advice and general information talks. (See pages 14
                     and 15)                                                       – Open Day Information Centre: Talk to our experts at the
                                                                                     Disability Advice stand for information and advice on the
                     Museums and Libraries: exhibitions, tours. (See pages           individual support and adjustments available for a range of
                     16 and 17)                                                      needs.
                     Language Centre and Sports Centre: view facilities            – Colleges: Ask for advice on access arrangements, facilities and
                     and meet staff. (See page 16)                                   support available to students.

                     Where can I find out about…                                   Careers
                     Fees and Funding                                              – Open Day Information Centre: Attend the Student Finance
                     – Open Day Information Centre: Attend the Student              and Careers talk at 14:30, or talk to our experts at the Careers
                       Finance and Careers talk at 14:30, or talk to our experts     Service stand.
                       at the Student Fees and Funding stand.
                                                                                   – Colleges and departments: Tutors will be able to talk to you
                     – Colleges: Pick up the latest information about fees and       about the kind of jobs recent graduates have gone on to do.

                     top tips
                      Events listed in this guide are all available on a drop-in basis, you do not need to have booked ahead. However, please do
                      arrive early for sessions to make sure you get a place and to keep things running smoothly all day.

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Advice for parents and carers

Parents and carers are very welcome to our Open Days. We know that many of you will have had to
take a day off work or travel a long distance to be here today so we hope the advice below helps you

make the most of your time here in Oxford.

                                              – We run a variety of talks covering topics we think will be
                                                 of particular interest to you. These include talks in the Open
                                                 Day Information Centre about supporting an applicant and
                                                 how to prepare for the transition from school to university
                                                 (see page 14) as well as talks in colleges and departments
                                                 (highlighted in the listings on pages 8–13).

                                              – Parents and carers are also welcome to attend many of the
                                                 other events in the programme but sometimes if a room is
                                                 full and students might miss out, we will ask you to give up
                                                 your place.

                                              – Choosing a course is the most important decision for your
                                                 child to make, so if they are not sure what they want to
                                                 study, we suggest they focus on this. We advise all visitors
                                                 to attend events in subject departments first and look
                                                 around colleges later.

                                              – Not every course is offered at every college so please check
                                                 the table on page 6 showing which courses are offered by
                                                 which college before deciding which ones to visit.

                                              – Oxford’s Common Framework for Admissions means that the
                                                 admissions process is the same at every college and your
                                                 child will have a similar chance of being successful with their
                                                 application no matter which college they apply to. You don’t
                                                 need to attend more than one admissions talk in the day.

                                              – Be aware that you are unlikely to have enough time to visit
                                                 as many colleges as you might like – even visiting one or
                                                 two will give you a good idea how college life here works.

                                              – There will be lots of opportunities to talk to staff and
                                                 students throughout the day so please encourage your child
                                                 to ask lots of questions and to plan their day realistically
                                                 using the information and advice in this guide.

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                      Visiting colleges

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Harris Manchester
                                                                                              Which colleges

                                                                                                                                                                               Corpus Christi
                                                                                                                                                               Christ Church

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jesus College

                                                                                              offer YOUR course?


                    What is a college?
                    A college is a learning community, made up of academic and               Archaeology and Anthropology                                                                                                                             
                    support staff, and students. If you study at Oxford you will live in a   Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)                                                                                       

                    college and much of your teaching will happen there, in small            Biological Sciences                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                             Biomedical Sciences                                                                                                                                     
                    groups called tutorials. Those who teach you are called tutors. You
                                                                                             Chemistry                                                                                                                                           
                    will have the chance to meet tutors today and if your application is
                                                                                             Classical Archaeology and Ancient History                                                                                                             
                    shortlisted you will be interviewed by tutors in December.
                                                                                             Classics                                                                                                                               
                    By visiting colleges, we hope you will begin to understand how the       Classics and English                                                                                                                    
                    tutorial system works and why we think it’s a great way to learn.        Classics and Modern Languages                                                                                                           
                    You will live in your college for your first year and often for other    Classics and Oriental Studies                                                                            
                    years of your course. You will have meals there, make friends,           Computer Science                                                                                                                                       

                    participate in sports and social activities and have access to           Computer Science and Philosophy                                                                                               
                                                                                             Earth Sciences (Geology)
                    libraries, bars and a range of support and welfare services.                                                                                                                
                                                                                             Economics and Management                                                                                                                            
                    What can I see or do today?                                              Engineering Science                                                                                                                                 
                    Some colleges offer pre-booked programmes of talks and                   English Language and Literature                                                                                                                    
                    workshops. All offer tours and you are welcome to visit all the          English and Modern Languages                                                                                                                         

                    colleges at the opening times listed on pages 8-10. Current              European and Middle Eastern Languages                                                                                                     
                                                                                             Fine Art                                                                                         
                    students will be happy to show you round and answer your
                                                                                             Geography                                                                                                                                              
                    questions about studying here and about student life at their
                                                                                             History                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                             History (Ancient and Modern)                                                                                                                          
                    Some colleges also offer the opportunity to attend talks and meet        History and Economics                                                                                                                    
                    subject tutors on a drop-in basis. However, please be aware that         History and English                                                                                                                     
                    many tutors are dividing their time between departments and              History and Modern Languages                                                                                                                         
                    colleges during the Open Days and their availability cannot be           History and Politics                                                                                                                                

                    guaranteed. Please look out for details posted within the colleges       History of Art                                                                                              
                                                                                             Human Sciences
                    or ask staff or students for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                             Law (Jurisprudence)                                                                                                                                
                    Which colleges should I visit?                                           Law with Law Studies in Europe                                                                                                                     
                    Confused about which colleges to visit? Don’t worry, you are not         Materials Science                                                                  
                    alone. This is one of the most common questions we get asked on          Mathematics                                                                                                                                         
                    Open Days.                                                               Mathematics and Computer Science                                                                                                                      
                                                                                             Mathematics and Philosophy                                                                                                             
                    We strongly suggest that you draw up a shortlist of colleges             Mathematics and Statistics                                                                                                                           
                    before you get here. But if you haven’t managed to do that, please       Medicine                                                                                                                                            
                    read the advice below and use the information in this guide to           Medicine (Graduate Entry)                                                                                    
                    decide which colleges to visit today.                                    Modern Languages                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                             Modern Languages and Linguistics                                                                                                                     
                    Which college offers my course?
                                                                                             Music                                                                                                                                                  
                    The first thing you need to do when deciding which colleges to
                                                                                             Oriental Studies                                                                                                             
                    visit is check which ones offer the course you want to study. Most       Philosophy and Modern Languages                                                                                                                      
                    colleges offer most courses. But not all colleges offer all courses.     Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)                                                                                                           
                    This table summarises the courses offered at each college.               Philosophy and Theology                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                             Physics                                                                                                                                             
                    You might also like to consider:
                                                                                             Physics and Philosophy                                                                                                       
                    – The size of the college                                                Psychology (Experimental)                                                                                                               
                                                                                             Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics                                                                                                  
                    – The location of the college (is it in the heart of the city centre    Religion and Oriental Studies                                                                               
                       or a few minutes away? Is it near your department building, the       Theology and Religion                                                                                                                                    
                       park, the river or the swimming pool?)
                    – How old or new it is                                                  – Access – most colleges have facilities and accommodation for
                    – Accommodation – how many years can you stay in college                    disabled students; however, given the age of the buildings,
                       accommodation, where it is, how much it will cost                         some areas of some colleges are not accessible for students
                                                                                                 with mobility issues. Our Disability Advisory Service have a
                    – Facilities – all colleges have a library, dining hall and common          stand at the Open Day Information Centre and can advise you
                       room but other resources do vary                                          about this.
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Lady Margaret Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         University College
                                                                                                                                                                               St Edmund Hall
                                                                                                                                            St Benet's Hall
                                                                                                Queen's (The)

                                                                                                                                                              St Catherine's
                                                                                                                Regent's Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wycliffe Hall
                                                               New College




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     St Peter's
                                                                                                                                                                                                             St Hugh's
                                                                                                                                St Anne's

                                                                                                                                                                                                St Hilda's

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         St John's



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       my subject?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Be assured that you will get very high
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   None are easy to get into! All colleges
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       at a college they didn’t apply to.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Can’t someone else choose for me?
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        make an “open” application. This means
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they don’t name a college on their UCAS
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              strong preference for one college or
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                 college events
                 Visiting colleges is a great way to get an understanding of what sets Oxford apart from other
                 universities. Descriptions of the most common events are listed below. If events become full, priority
                 will be given to prospective students.

                     Admissions talk/Q&A: These talks will cover the application                course delivered by a tutor, with an opportunity to ask
                     process and what factors admissions tutors take into account               questions. These tutors teach tutorials for this course at the
                     during the selection process. At a college, this is likely to include      college.
                     advice on choosing a college.
                                                                                                Meet the students: Your opportunity to speak to current
                     Life at ‘this college’ talk: These talks may cover the tutorials,          students, who will be able to answer questions on student life,
                     which take place within colleges, but will probably focus on the           provide information about their college or course, and share
                     non-academic side to student life. They are likely to include              their experience of the admissions process.
                     information on recreation facilities, support and welfare
                     networks and clubs and societies. They may also talk about the
                     accommodation and meals provided by the college.                             Parents, carers and teachers talk/Q&A: These often
                                                                                                  run alongside events which are only available to prospective
                     Meet the tutors: Your opportunity to meet tutors in your                     students. They will cover topics that are often of concern
                     chosen subject, and ask them questions about the course in an                to parents, such as welfare support, finances, and
                     informal setting.                                                            accommodation, as well as information on admissions.
                     Subject sessions with tutors: These sessions are offered by                  These events are highlighted in orange throughout this listing.
                     some colleges, and will usually be a short talk about a particular

                 1 Balliol                                           12:30­–13:30: Admissions talk and                     10:00–15:00: Meet the students, with
                 Where: Broad Street, OX1 3BJ                        demonstration interview (Sciences)                    refreshments
                 When: 10:00–17:00                                   13:45­–14:45: Admissions talk and                     13:00–13:30: Studying the humanities and
                 Tours throughout                                    demonstration interview (Humanities)                  Social Sciences talk
                 11:00–12:00 and 15:00–16:00:                        15:00–16:00: Meet the tutors (Sciences)               13:15–13:45 and 14:15–14:45: Parents,
                 Admissions talk                                     27 June only:                                         carers and teachers talk and Q&A
                 12:15–15:00: Subject sessions with tutors           13:45-14:45: Subject sessions with tutors             14:00–14:30: Studying the sciences talk
                 (please see the college website for specific        (Sciences)                                            14:00–14:30: Subject sessions with tutors
                 times)                                              15:00-16:00: Subject sessions with tutors             Booking advisable for talks and subject
                                       (Humanities)                                          sessions but spaces may be available on the
                                                                     16:00–17:00: Meet the tutors                          day.
                 2 Brasenose
                 ■                                                   (Humanities)                                
                 Where: Radcliffe Square, OX1 4AJ                    28 June only:                                         ▲
                                                                                                                           ■   Harris Manchester¹
                 When: 09:00–17:00                                   15:00–16:00: Meet the tutors
                 Tours, meet the students and                        (Humanities)                                          Where: Mansfield Road, OX1 3TD
                 refreshments throughout                                                        When: 09:00–17:00
                 11:00–12:00 and 15:00–16:00: Life at                                                                      14:00–15:15: Talks – including returning to
                                                                     ■   Corpus Christi                                    study, applying and finances
                 Brasenose and Admissions talk
                 12:00–17:00: Subject sessions with tutors           Where: Merton Street, OX1 4JF                         15:15–16:00: Meet the tutors
                 (please see the college website for specific        When: 10:00–16:30                                     Booking advisable for both sessions but
                 times)                                              Tours throughout                                      spaces may be available on the day.
                                           12:30–13:15: Lunch (first come, first       
                 3 Christ
                 ■           Church
                                                                                                                           ■   Hertford
                                                                     13:15–14:00: Demonstration interviews
                 Where: St Aldates, OX1 1DP                          (Science and humanities)                              Where: Catte Street, OX1 3BW
                 When: 09:00–17:00                                   14:00–15:00: Meet the tutors                          When: 10:00–17:00
                 27 and 28 June:                                                                 Tours throughout
                 09:00–10:00: Application workshop                                                                         12:30–13:00: Subject sessions with tutors:
                 09:00–10:00, 12:30–13:30, 13:45–
                                                                     ■   Exeter
                                                                                                                           Archaeology & Anthropology, Biology, Law,
                 14:45 and 15:00–16:00: Parents and                  Where: Turl Street, OX1 3DP                           Maths, Modern Languages, Music, PPE and
                 carers talk                                         When: 10:00–16:30                                     Physics
                 11:00–12:00: Teachers workshop                      Tours throughout                                      12:45–13:15: Parents and carers Q&A

    8                                                   ¹ This college only accepts applications from mature students: those who are 21 and over at the start of their course.
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13:00–13:30: Subject sessions with tutors:      tutors but spaces may be available on the    Booking advisable for subject talks but
Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geography,      day.                                         spaces may be available on the day.
Human Sciences, Medicine and Oriental                    
Studies                                                                                      ■ New
                                                ■ Lincoln                                    15
13:15–13.45: Subject sessions with tutors:
                                                Where: Turl Street, OX1 3DR                  Where: Holywell Street, OX1 3BN (Use New
Chemistry, Computer Science & Philosophy
                                                When: 09:00–17:00                            College Lane entrance)
and other Philosophy joint courses,
                                                Tours throughout                             When: 10:00–16:30
Economics & Management, Engineering,
                                                12:45–13:30: Life at Lincoln talk, for       Tours throughout
English and History.
                                                prospective students                         12:30–14:00: Meet the tutors (please see
14:00–14:30: ‘Why choose Oxford, why
                                                OR Admissions Q&A for parents, carers and    the college website for specific times)
choose Hertford?’ talk
                                                teachers                                     13:30–14:15: Parents, carers and teachers
                                                13:30–14:15: Subject sessions with tutors,   talk and Q&A
■   Jesus College                               for prospective students                     Booking advisable for meet the tutors but
Where: Turl Street, OX1 3DW                     13:30–14:00: Student finance Q&A for         spaces may be available on the day.
When: 10:00–17:00                               parents, carers and teachers       
Tours throughout                                               ■ Oriel
13:00–13:30 and 13:30–14:00: Subject
                                                ■ Magdalen
                                                12                                           Where: Oriel Street, OX1 4EW
sessions with tutors
                                                                                             When: 09:00–17:00
13:00–14:00: Admissions talk for parents        Where: High Street, OX1 4AU (please use
                                                                                             Tours 10:00–12:00 and 14:30–17:00
and carers                                      Longwall Street entrance)
                                                                                             09:00–09:45 and 13:15–14:00:
14:00–15:00: Admissions talk for                When: 10:00–16:30
                                                                                             Admissions talk and Q&A
prospective students                            Tours throughout
                                                                                             12:30–13:00: Meet the tutors                              12:30–13:00: Life at Magdalen and
                                                                                             Booking advisable for talks and meet the
                                                Admissions talk
9 Keble                                                                                      tutors but spaces may be available on the
                                                13:15–13:45: Q&A for parents, carers and
Where: Parks Road, OX1 3PG                                                                   day.
When: 09:00–17:00                                                                  
                                                13:15–14:15: Subject sessions with tutors
Tours and meet the students throughout          (sciences)                                   ■ Pembroke
09:00–17:00: Informal admissions Q&A            14:30–15:30: Subject sessions with tutors    Where: Pembroke Square, OX1 1DW
09:00-09:45 and 13:15-14:15: Life at            (humanities)                                 When: 08:30–18:00
Keble and admissions talk for parents, carers                            Tours throughout
and teachers
                                                ■ Mansfield
                                                13                                           12:15–18:00: Meet the tutors. Drop-in for
13:15–14:15: Subject sessions with tutors,
                                                                                             most subjects, except those listed below.
for prospective students                        Where: Mansfield Road OX1 3TF
                                                                                             13:30–14:30: Engineering taster session
Booking advisable for subject sessions but      When: 09:00–17:00
                                                                                             15:00–15:30: Chinese taster session
spaces may be available on the day.             Tours throughout
                                                                                             27 June only:                              09.00–09.45: Admissions talk and
                                                                                             14:30–15:30: Physics taster session
                                                demonstration interview
■ Lady
          Margaret Hall                                                            
10                                              12:45–13:45: Admissions talk,
Where: Norham Gardens, OX2 6QA                  demonstration interview and tutor panel      ■ The   Queen’s College
When: 09:30–18:00                                            Where: High Street, OX1 4AW
Tours throughout                                                                             When: 09:00–17:30
                                                ■ Merton
11:00–12:00: Welcome from the Principal,                                                     Tours 09:30–17:00
Alan Rusbridger and Making a competitive        Where: Merton Street, OX1 4JD
                                                                                             09:00–09:30: Why Oxford, why Queen’s?
application talk                                When: 09:45–17:00
12:00–12:55: Meet the tutors OR Parents,        Tours, student life display and
                                                                                             14:00–15:00: Meet the tutors
carers and teachers talk                        refreshments throughout
                                                                                             16:00–16.30: Making a competitive
13:00-14:00: Lunch (first come, first           09:00–09:30: Life at Merton talk
                                                                                             application talk
served)                                         12:00–14:00: Sandwich lunch
                                                                                             16:30–17.00: Drop-in Admissions Q&A
17:00–18:00: ‘Get a scoop on Lady               13:15–14.00: Subject sessions with tutors
                                                                                             17:00–17.30: Admissions Q&A with
Margaret Hall’: ice cream and tea               for prospective students
                                                                                             student panel
Booking advisable for talks and meet the        OR Parents, carers and teachers Q&A

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                 ■ Regent’s       Park                          ■ St   Hugh’s                                  ■ University   College
                 ▲                                              ▲                                              ▲
                 19                                             25                                             30

                 Where: Pusey Street, OX1 2LB                   Where: St Margaret’s Road, OX2 6LE             Where: High Street, OX1 4BH
                 When: 09:00–16:00                              When: 09:00–18:00                              When: 10:00–17:00
                 Tours throughout                               Tours throughout                               Tours throughout
                 13:30–16:00: Subject sessions with tutors      11:00–14:00: Sandwich lunch                    12:15–14:15: Meet the tutors, for
                 (please see the college website for specific   13:15–13:45: Meet the tutors                   prospective students only (please see the
                 times)                                         17:00–18:00: ‘Last stop’ tea and cake          college website for specific times)
                                                      14:30–15:15 and 15:15–16:00: Making a
                                                                                                               competitive application talk and Q&A
                                                                ■ St   John’s

                 ■ St   Anne’s                                  26
                 20                                                                                            14:30–15:15: Teachers talk
                 Where: Woodstock Road, OX2 6HS                 Where: St Giles’, OX1 3JP                      15:15–16:00: Exploring beyond the school
                                                                When: 10:00–17:00                              syllabus talk
                 When: 09:15–17:00
                                                                Tours throughout                     
                 Tours throughout
                                                                14:00–14:55: Meet the tutors (Maths,
                 09:15–09:45: Early bird tour and Q&A                                                          ■ Wadham
                                                                Medicine and Sciences), with refreshments
                 12:15–13:00: Meet the tutors, for
                                                                15:00–15:55: Meet the tutors (Humanities       Where: Parks Road, OX1 3PN
                 prospective students OR Parents, carers and
                                                                and Social Sciences), with refreshments        When: 09:00–17:00
                 teachers talk
                                                                                     Tours throughout
                 13:00–13:45: Lunch (first come, first
                                                                                                               12:45–13:15: Life at Wadham and
                 served)                                        ■ St   Peter’s
                                                                                                               Admissions talk
                 14:00–14:30: Life at St Anne’s talk            Where: New Inn Hall Street, OX1 2DL            13:15–14:00: Meet the tutors, for
                                 When: 09:00–17:00                              prospective students OR Parents, carers and
                 ■ St
                 21     Benet’s Hall                            Tours throughout                               teachers admissions Q&A
                                                                09:00–10:00 and 15:00–16:00: Personal          14:10–14:50: Demonstration interviews
                 Where: 38 St Giles’, OX1 3LN
                                                                statement workshop                             15:10–15:40: UCAS personal statement
                 When: Wednesday 27 June: 12:00–16:00,
                                                                12:30–13:30: Preparing for Oxford: talk for    talk
                 Thursday 28 June: 10:00–16:00
                                                                pre-sixth form students              
                 Tours and meet the tutors throughout
                                                                13:30–14:30: Demonstration interview
                                                                               ■ Worcester
                 ■ St   Catherine’s                                                                            Where: Worcester Street, OX1 2HB
                 22                                             13:30–14:30: Demonstration interview
                 Where: Manor Road, OX1 3UJ                     (History) [28 June only]                       When: 09:00–17:00
                 When: 09:30–18:00                                                   Tours from 10:00
                 Tours throughout                                                                              09:00–10:00: Admissions Q&A with
                                                                ■ Somerville
                                                                28                                             refreshments
                 12:15–13:00: Meet the tutors OR Parents,
                 carers and teachers talk and Q&A               Where: Woodstock Road, OX2 6HD                 12:35–13:00: Admissions talk
                 13:00–13:45: Sandwich lunch (first come,       When: 08:45–17:00                              13:00–14:30: Subject sessions with tutors
                 first served)                                  Tours and refreshments 09:00–16:45             13:00–13:45: Parents and carers Q&A
                 13:45–14:30: Introduction to Oxford, St        09:00–09:45: Admissions talk         
                 Catherine’s and the admissions process talk    12:30–14:00: Meet the tutors
                                                                                                               ■ Wycliffe   Hall1
                                   12:30–14:00: Lunch
                                                                                    Where: 54 Banbury Road, OX2 6PW
                 ■ St   Edmund Hall                                                                            When: 14:00–16:00
                                                                ■ Trinity
                 Where: Queen’s Lane, OX1 4AR
                 When: 09:30–16:30                              Where: Broad Street, OX1 3BH
                                                                When: 10:00–16:00
                                                                                                                 Wycliffe Hall only accepts applications from
                 Tours throughout                                                                              mature students: those who are 21 and over at
                 13:45–14:45: Meet the tutors                   Tours throughout                               the start of their course.
                                      11:45–12:30: Admissions talk and Q&A
                                                                13:15–14:00 and 14:00–14:45: Subject
                 ■ St   Hilda’s                                 sessions with tutors, for prospective

                 Where: Cowley Place, OX4 1DY                   students (please see the college website for
                 When: 08:30–16:30                              specific times)
                 Tours throughout                               14:00–14:30: Parents, carers and teachers
                 8:30-9:30: Early bird tours and refreshments   Q&A
                 14:30–15:30: Life at St Hilda’s and            Booking advisable for subject sessions but
                 Admissions talk and Q&A                        spaces may be available on the day.
                                                                                                                                                          28 JUNE 2018
Subject Department Events

                                                                                                                                                   27 AND
Oxford students are not only members of a college, but also members of a department with access

to other libraries and facilities. Depending on the course you choose, you would usually have your
lectures and do any laboratory work in your department with students from other colleges. Open
Days offer a rare opportunity to visit departments and meet tutors and current students as well as
attend events. If events become full, priority will be given to prospective students.

  ‘This course’ at Oxford talk: These talks will include                 Meet the students: An opportunity to speak to current
  information about the content of the course and the way it is          students, who will be able to answer questions on student life,
  taught and assessed. Unless a separate admissions talk is              provide information about their college or course and share their
  offered, they will also cover the specific admissions process for      experience of the admissions process.
  that course.
  Admissions talk/Q&A: These talks will cover the application              Parents, carers and teachers talk/Q&A: These often run
  process and what factors admissions tutors take into account             alongside events which are only available to prospective
  during the selection process. At a department, the admissions            students. They will offer advice on how best to support an
  advice will be specific to the course, and will usually cover topics     applicant, and will usually provide an opportunity to ask
  like admissions tests and written work.                                  questions. These events are highlighted in blue throughout
                                                                           this listing.
  Meet the tutors: An opportunity to meet tutors in your chosen
  subject, and ask them questions about the course in an informal

Archaeology and Anthropology                     Biological Sciences (map ref:●
                                                                              3a , ●
                                                                                   3b )         Chemistry (map ref:●
                                                                                                                   5a , ●
                                                                                                                        5b )
(map ref:●
         1 )
                                                 Where: Wednesday 27 June: Department           Please note that activities are split between
Where: Institute of Archaeology, 1 South         of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road,           two locations, about 3 minutes’ walk apart.
Parks Road, OX1 3TG                              OX1 3RB                                        Where: Chemistry Teaching Laboratory ●
When: 10:00–16:00                                Where: Thursday 28 June: Oxford                (Entrance from Mansfield Road)
Tours throughout                                 University Museum of Natural History,          When: 10:30–16:00
10:00–14:00: Meet the tutors and current         Parks Road, OX1 3PW                            Tours and information desk
students                                         When: 09:00–12:00
11:30–12:00: Taster lecture                                                                     Where: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory ●
                                                 9:00–10:00 and 11:00–12:00: Meet the
14:00–15:00: Archaeology and                                                                    South Parks Road, OX1 3QR
                                                 tutors and students
Anthropology at Oxford talk                                                                     When: 11:00–12:00 and 14:30–16:00
                                                 10:00–10:30: Admissions talk
15:00–16:00: Guided tour of the Pitt                                                            Admissions talk and Q&A only
                                                 10:30–11.00: Demonstration interview
Rivers Museum (starting from the Institute                                                      15:15–16:00: Chemistry show only
                                                 11:00–12:00: Tour of teaching labs
of Archaeology ●1 )
                                                                                                                      Classics (map ref:●
                                                                                                                  6 )
                                                 Biomedical Sciences (map ref:●
                                                                              4 )
Biochemistry (map ref: ●
                       2 )
                                                 Where: Department of Pharmacology,
                                                                                                including Classical Archaeology and
Where: Biochemistry Building, Dorothy                                                           Ancient History, Ancient and Modern
                                                 Mansfield Road, OX1 3QT
Hodgkin Road, OX1 3QU                                                                           History, Classics and English, Classics and
                                                 When: 09:45–14:00
When: 10:00–16:00                                                                               Modern Languages, Classics and Oriental
                                                 10:00–10:20 and 11:00–11:20:
10:30–11:00, 11:15–11:45 and 14:45–                                                             Studies
                                                 Biomedical Sciences at Oxford talk
15:15: Biochemistry at Oxford talk                                                              Where: Ioannou Centre for Classical and
                                                 10:20–10:40 and 11:20–11:40:
10:00–12:00 and 14:30–16:00:                                                                    Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, OX1 3LU
                                                 Admissions talk
Meet the tutors and students                                                                    When: 09:15–16:30
                                                 10:40–11:00 and 11:40–12:00:
10:00–12:15 and 14:30–16:00:                                                                    09:15–10:00 and 10:00–11:00:
                                                 Demonstration interview
Research demonstrations                                                                         Classics at Oxford Admissions talk
                                                                                                                     11:00–11:30 and 11:30–12:00:
                                                                                                Taster lectures
                                                                                                14:30–16:30: Meet the tutors and


                            Computer Science (map ref:●
                                                      7 )                 Engineering Science (map ref:●
                                                                                                       10 )               History (map ref:●
                                                                                                                                           15 )

                            Where: Department of Computer Science,        Where: Thom Building, Department of             including all History joint courses
                            Wolfson Building, entrance at 7 Keble Road,   Engineering Science, Parks Road, OX1 3PJ        Where: Open Day Information Centre,
                            OX1 3QD                                       When: 10:00–16:00                               Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street,
                            When: 09:30–17:30                             Tours throughout                                OX1 4BG
                            10:00–10:45 and 14:30–15:15:                  10:00–10:30 and 14:00–14:30: Meet               When: 09:00–14:00
                            Computer Science at Oxford talk               the students OR Parents and carers talk         09:00-09:45 and 12:30-14:00:
                            10:00–10:45 and 14:30–15:15: Parents,         10:00–12:00 and 14:00–16:00:                    Information desk
                            carers and teachers talk and Q&A              Engineering demonstrations                      10:00–11:15: Admissions Q&A
                            11:00–11:30, 15:30–16:00, 16:00–              10:45–11:15, 11:30–12:00, 14:45–                11:15–12:00: Meet the tutors and
                            16:30: Taster lectures                        15:15 and 15:30–16:00: Taster lectures          students
                            11:00–11:30 and 16:45–17:15:                                        12:00–12:30: Taster lecture
                            Admissions talk                                                                               Due to space restrictions the taster lecture is
                                                                          English Language and Literature
                            11:30–12:00 and 15:30–16:00: Thinking                                                         for prospective students only, and for other
                                                                          (map ref:●11 ) including all English joint
                            machines, computational models and moral                                                      events priority will be given to prospective
                            robots: the philosophical frontiers of                                                        students. Latecomers cannot be admitted.
                            computer science                              Where: English Faculty, St Cross Building,
                            12:00–14:30: Student project and research     (corner of Manor and St Cross Roads),
                                                                          OX1 3UL                                         Human Sciences (map ref:●
                                                                                                                                                  17 )
                            16:00–16:30: Day in the life of a Computer    When: 09:30–16:00                               Where: Institute of Human Sciences,
                            Science student                               10:00–10:20, 10:40–11:00 and                    The Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road,
                            17:15–17:30: Demonstration interview and      15:20–15:40: Mini taster lectures               OX2 6QS
                            admissions Q&A                                11:20–12:00 and 14:30–15:10:                    When: 10:00–17:00
                                                 English at Oxford talk                          Tours throughout
                                                                          15:20–15:40: Joint courses Q&A                  10:00–11:00: Human Sciences at the
                            Earth Sciences (map ref:●
                                                    8 )
                                                                                            Oxford and Admissions talk
                            Where: Earth Sciences Building, South Parks                                                   11:00–12:00: Introduction to Social
                                                                          Fine Art (map ref:●
                                                                                            13 ))
                            Road, OX1 3AN                                                                                 Sciences talk
                            When: 10:00–16:00                             Where: Ruskin School of Art, 74 High  
                            Tours throughout                              Street, OX1 4BG
                                                                          10:00–11:30 and 14:30–16:00:                    Law (map ref:●
                                                                                                                                       18 )
                            10:00–11:00 and 15:00–16:00:
                            Earth Sciences at Oxford talk                 Fine Art at Oxford talk with Q&A and tour of    Where: Law Faculty, St Cross Building,
                            11:00–11:30 and 11:30–12:00:                  the studios                                     (corner of Manor and St Cross Roads),
                            Taster lecture                                Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to be   OX1 3UL
                                              seated before the start of the talk.            When: 09:00–17:00
                                                                                                Tours and meet the students
                            Economics and Management                                                                      throughout
                            (map ref:●
                                     9 )                                  Geography (map ref:●
                                                                                             14 )
                                                                                                                          10:00–12:00 and 14:30–16:30:
                            Where: Main Building, Saïd Business School,   Where: Dyson Perrins Building, Oxford           Law at Oxford talk
                            Park End Street, OX1 1HP                      University Centre for the Environment, South
                            When: 10:00–12:00                             Parks Road, OX1 3QY
                                                                          When: 10:00–15:00                               Materials Science (map ref:●
                                                                                                                                                     19 )
                            Prospective students can sign up on the day
                            for short tours of the Saïd Business School   10:00–10:40: Geography research displays        Where: Hume–Rothery Building,
                            10:00–11:00 and 11:00–12:00:                  and demonstrations                              Department of Materials, Parks Road,
                            Economics and Management at Oxford talk       10:45–11:45: Geography at Oxford talk           OX1 3PH
                            and Q&A                                              When: 09:00–15:00
                            10:00–11:30: Meet the tutors helpdesk                                                         09:10–09:55: Taster lecture
                                                                                          10:00–11:00: Department tours (booked
                                                                                                on the day on a first come, first served basis
                                                                                                                          – prospective students only)
                                                                                                                          11:00–11:30: Materials Science at
                                                                                                                          Oxford talk
                                                                                                                          11:30–12:00: Meet the tutors and
                                                                                                                          students, with refreshments

                                                                                                                                                27 AND
                                                                                                                                             SUBJECT            EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                       28 JUNE 2018
Mathematics (map ref:●
                     20 )                     Music (map ref:●
                                                             23 )                              Physics (map ref:●
                                                                                                                26 )

Where: Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe       Where: Faculty of Music Building,                Where: Martin Wood Complex, Parks Road,
Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road,          St Aldate’s, OX1 1DB                             OX1 3PU
OX2 6GG                                       When: 9:30–17:00 (closes at 16:30                When: 10:00–16:00
When: 09:30–16:00                             on 28 June)                                      Tours throughout
09:30–10:00 and 14:00–14:30:                  27 June:                                         11:00–12:00 and 15:00–16:00:
Refreshments and meet the tutors              Tours 09:30–10:00, 11:30–12:00                   Admissions talk
10:00–10:30 and 14:30–15:00:                  and 16:30–17:00                                  Space is limited: priority will be given to
The Mathematics courses at Oxford             10:00–10:45 and 12:30–13:15:                     prospective students
10:30–11:00 and 15:00–15:30:                  Music at Oxford talk                   
Pure Mathematics                              10:45–11:30 and 13:15–14:00:                     Psychology (Experimental) (map ref:●
                                                                                                                                  12 )
11:00–11:30 and 15:30–16:00:                  Meet the students Q&A
Applied Mathematics                                                                            including Psychology, Philosophy and
                                              14:30–16:30: Meet the tutors
11:30–12:00 and 14:00–14:30:                                                                   Linguistics (PPL)
                                              28 June:
Probability and Statistics OR the                                                              Where: Open Day Information Centre,
                                              Tours 09:30–10:00 and 11:30–14:00
Mathematics and Philosophy course                                                              Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street,
                                              10:00–10:45: Music at Oxford talk                                                                             OX1 4BG
                                              10:45–11:30: Meet the students Q&A
                                                                                               When: 09:00–17:00
Medicine (map ref:●
                  21 )                        14:30–16:30: Meet the tutors
                                                                                               10:00–10:45 and 15:00–16:00:
Where: Medical Sciences Teaching Centre,
                                                                                               Psychology at Oxford and Admissions talk
South Parks Road, OX1 3PL                     Oriental Studies (map ref:●
                                                                        24 )                   10:45–11:30: Meet the tutors
When: 09:30–16:30                                                                              11:30–12:00: The PPL course at Oxford
                                              Where: Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane,
Please note that admission to the Medical                                                      12:00–15:00: Drop–in meet the students
                                              OX1 2LE
Sciences Teaching Centre is limited to                                                         and admissions staff
                                              Tours of the Bodleian Oriental Institute
prospective students and teachers only due                                                     16:00–16:30: Presentation from current
                                              Library available on request (please ask at
to space restrictions.                                                                         students
                                              the library issue desk, 09:00–17:00)
A separate talk for parents and carers will   10:45–11:30: Meet the tutors           
take place at 10:30 and 14:30.                11:30–12:00: Language demonstrations             Theology and Religion (map ref:●
                                                                                                                              27 )
Tours throughout                    
10:00–10:25 and 14:30–14:55:                                                                   Where: Gibson Building, Radcliffe
Medicine at Oxford talk                       Philosophy                                       Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road,
10:30–10:55 and 15:00–15:25:                  You can study Philosophy at Oxford only in       OX2 6GG
Admissions talk                               conjunction with another subject or other        When: 10:00–15:00
11:00–11:25 and 15:30–15:55:                  subjects: Classics, Computer Science,            Tours throughout
Demonstration interview                       Linguistics (as part of PPL – see Psychology),   10:00–11:00: Theology and Religion at
11:30–12:00 and 16:00-16:25:                  Mathematics, Modern Languages, Politics          Oxford talk
Student life Q&A                              and Economics (PPE), Physics, Psychology         11:00–12.00: Taster lecture            (as part of PPL), or Theology and Religion.      12:00–14:00: Drop–in meet the tutors
                                              Please attend events for these other subjects    and students
Modern Languages (map ref:●
                          22 )                                                                 14:00–15:00: Taster session (Biblical
                                              to find out about joint honours courses
Where: Main Hall, Taylor Institution,         involving Philosophy.                            Hebrew), for prospective students OR Q&A
St Giles’, OX1 3NA                                            for parents and carers
When: 14:00–15:00                                                                    
Drop-in Q&A. To see the main reading          Philosophy, Politics and Economics
room and for information about the Taylor     (PPE) (map ref:● 25 )

Institution Library resources for Modern      Where: Manor Road Building, Manor Road,
Languages, please ask at the enquiry desk     OX1 3UQ
from 09:00–17:00                              When: 09:30-17:00                        Tours and information desk throughout
                                              10:00–10:50, 11:00–11:50, 14:45–
                                              15:35 and 15:45–16:35:
                                              PPE at Oxford talk


                              Open Day Information Centre
                              Open 09:00–17:00, Examination Schools, 75–81 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG (map ref: ●
                                                                                                                  12 )

                              Colleges and departments are the best places to meet tutors and students and to find out all you need to know about the
                              course you are interested in and about studying at Oxford. However, if you’ve still got any questions, or if the event you
                              planned to attend is full, then please come to the Open Day Information Centre where there will be information desks
                              available all day.

                                Understanding Oxford – Talks for all                             Talks for parents and carers
                                Student Finance and Careers                                      Why not come and have some of your own questions answered?
                                When: 14:30–15:10                                                Staff and students will share their knowledge and experiences of
                                Where: South School, First Floor, Examination Schools            our admissions process and aspects of life at Oxford. Many
                                                                                                 colleges and departments also offer talks specifically for parents
                                Hear all the latest information about tuition fees and living
                                                                                                 and carers and these are highlighted in the listings on pages
                                costs at Oxford. We will talk you through the funding
                                available to UK and EU students to cover these costs,
                                including UK government funding and Oxford’s generous,           Supporting the transition to
                                non-repayable bursaries. A current student will be on hand to    university
                                answer any questions about financing your studies at Oxford.     When: 11:00–11:30
                                                                                                 Where: Room 6, Ground Floor,
                                We will complete the picture by updating you on career
                                                                                                 Examination Schools
                                prospects for Oxford graduates as well as presenting the
                                comprehensive career support and development                     How can you help your child successfully make
                                opportunities available to Oxford students during and after      the transition from school to university? Our
                                their studies here.                                              support and welfare team will advise on supporting students
                                                                                                 during this challenging time as well as explaining the wide range
                                Applying to Oxford
                                                                                                 of welfare services offered by the University to all its students.
                                When: 15:20–15:50
                                                                                                 Questions will be welcome.
                                Where: South School, First Floor, Examination Schools
                                                                                                 How parents and carers can support
                                If you haven’t attended a college’s or department’s admissions
                                talk earlier in the day, we will talk you through the whole
                                                                                                 an Oxford applicant
                                                                                                 When: 12:00–12:30
                                process, and suggest how to make a competitive application.
                                                                                                 Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
                                Student Life
                                                                                                 As well as answering your questions, we will explain our
                                When: 16:00-16:25 and repeated 16:35-17:00
                                                                                                 application timeline, highlighting key dates and focusing on how
                                Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
                                                                                                 you may support your child at each stage.
                                Hosted by Oxford SU (Students’ Union) and Oxford University
                                Sport, our students will answer questions on a range of topics
                                such as clubs and societies, night life, work-life balance,      Talks for teachers
                                student support and the hundreds of non-academic
                                opportunities available at Oxford. Please note that this         Teachers’ Forum
                                session will not cover admission to the University. Questions    When: 13:30–14:15
                                about admissions will be answered at colleges, departments       Where: Room 6, Ground Floor, Examination Schools
                                and at the admissions stand upstairs in the Open Day             A chance for teachers to meet with
                                Information Centre.                                              admissions staff, receive an update        A teacher’s
                                                                                                                                            pocket guide to                   Resources
                                                                                                 on recent changes to the Oxford             Oxford                           Use our e-guide
                                                                                                                                                                              changes to our a
                                                                                                 admissions process and ask questions                                         • Admissions pro
                                                                                                                                                                              • Supporting you
                                                                                                 about how to support students who                                            • Events and act
                                                                                                 are considering Oxford. This session
                                                                                                 will also give advice on how to access
                                                                                                 Oxford’s many outreach resources.
                                                                                                                                                                              For further guidanc
                               Guide to the Examination Schools:
                                                                                                                                       Cover photo: Oxford University Images/Botanic


                                                                                                                                                      DAY              CENTRE
                                                                                                                                                             28 JUNE 2018
The Information Room                                                     Student Life

Find out about student services and student life by visiting the         Oxford students work hard but there is still time to pursue interests
stands listed below anytime between 09:00 and 17:00.                     outside your course. Whether you are a budding journalist or a keen
                                                                         sportsperson, love music, performing, debating or volunteering,
Admissions – UK and rest of the world
                                                                         Oxford has something for everyone. The Oxford SU (Students’
Pick up a prospectus and ask our admissions team any questions
                                                                         Union) and University Sport will be happy to tell you about their
about your Oxford application.
                                                                         experiences to give you a taste of student life.                                                         Oxford SU
Careers Service
                                                                         Oxford University Sport
Find out about the support and opportunities available to Oxford
students during and after their studies, including information about
internships and graduate career prospects.                               Other University Clubs and Societies                                           

Continuing Education
Information about adult learning at Oxford: 1000+ part-time award
and degree programmes, short online courses, professional
development, weekly classes, weekend events and summer schools.          top tips                                                       See Oxford SU’s Alternative Prospectus at:
Disabled Students
Staff will be available to advise on disability-related study support,
funding and how to access it.

International Students                                                       Equality and Diversity
Ask about the range of international qualifications we accept,               The University of Oxford is committed to fostering
language tests and life as an international student at Oxford.               an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values                                      diversity and maintains a working, learning and social
                                                                             environment in which the rights and dignity of all its
IT Services
                                                                             staff and students are respected. Our Equality and
Find out more about the range of IT services available to assist your
                                                                             Diversity Unit has a team of advisers covering each area
learning while at Oxford.
                                                                             of equality and diversity, in relation to both staff and
                                                                             students. For more information on the work of the team
Mature Students (Available 10:00–13:00 only)                                 please visit:
Any student who will be 21 or over at the start of their course is
considered a mature student. Staff at this stand can talk to you
about topics of particular interest such as entry requirements,
finance and more.
                                                                            Please be aware...
Oxford Admissions Tests                                                     During your visit to Oxford you may see organisations
Representatives from the organisation which runs most Oxford                handing out leaflets in the street, claiming to offer advice
Admissions tests will be available to answer questions about                on the application process. Please be warned that these
registering, taking tests and getting your results.                         businesses are not affiliated with the University of Oxford,                                                          and they may charge for their services. We encourage you
Student Fees and Funding                                                    to take advantage of the many free opportunities the
Pick up the latest information about fees and funding and ask the           University is offering to find out more.
team about topics such as Oxford’s financial support provision,
applying for government funding and the cost of living at Oxford.


                           University Museums
                           Oxford’s world-class museums house rare treasures from the natural world as well as amazing art and artefacts.
                           The museums are also a valuable study resource for students and academics. All warmly welcome open day visitors.

                           Ashmolean Museum (map ref: ■
                                                      A)                      Oxford University Museum of                         University of Oxford Botanic
                           Where: Beaumont Street, OX1 2PH                    Natural History                                     Garden (map ref: ■
                           When: 10:00–17:00                                  (map ref: ■ K)                                      Where: High Street (opposite Magdalen
                           The Ashmolean Museum is home to the                Where: Parks Road, OX1 3PW                          College Tower)
                           University’s collection of art and archaeology.    When: 10:00–17:00                                   When: 09:00–17:00 (last entry at 16:15)
                           Founded in 1683, it was the first public           The museum houses an impressive range of            One person will be admitted free for each
                           museum in the UK and is one of the oldest in       scientific collections of zoological and            Open Day Guide shown.
                           the world. Highlights include mummies from         geological specimens in a spectacular               The Garden, founded in 1621 contains more
                           Ancient Egypt; classical sculpture from            Victorian building. Particularly relevant to:       than 4,000 different species in just two
                           Greece and Rome; paintings by the masters          Biology; Earth Sciences.                            hectares making it one of the most diverse
                           of European art; and the greatest collection                                    collections of living plants in the world.
                           of Chinese art in the Western world.               Pitt Rivers Museum (map ref: ■
                                                                                                           M)                     Particularly relevant to Biological Sciences.
                           Particularly relevant to: Ancient and Modern       Where: Parks Road, OX1 3PW (Entry         
                           History; Archaeology and Anthropology;             through the Museum of
                           Classical Archaeology and Ancient History;
                                                                              Natural History (map ref: ■ K)
                           Classics; Fine Art; History of Art; Oriental
                                                                              When: 10:00–16:30
                                                                              The Pitt Rivers Museum is home to a
                           Museum of the History of Science                   remarkable collection of man-made objects
                           (map ref: ■ J )                                    from all parts of the world. It is equally
                           Where: Broad Street, OX1 3AZ                       famous for its celebrated displays and its
                           When: 12:00–17:00                                  leading role in contemporary research.
                           Tours running on Thursday 28 June only at          Particularly relevant to: Archaeology and
                           14:30 and 15:15.                                   Anthropology; History of Art.
                           This museum houses an unrivalled collection
                           of historic scientific instruments, including
                           Einstein’s blackboard, intricate Islamic
                           astrolabes and the first cultures of the life-
                           saving antibiotic Penicillin. Particularly
                           relevant to all science and history courses.

                           Sports Centre                                                                                      Language Centre
                           Where: Oxford University Sport, Jackdaw Lane, off Iffley Road, OX4 1EQ                             Where: 12 Woodstock Road, OX2 6HT (map ref: ■        I )
                           (map ref: ■  L )                                                                                   When: 10:00–16:00
                           When: 06:00–22:30                                                                                  The Language Centre is the hub for all students who
                           This is the main University sports facility, although many individual Oxford colleges              want to improve their language skills, regardless of
                           have their own sports facilities too. The centre includes a swimming pool, gym,                    degree subject. You can choose from 12 modern
                           studio, sports halls, indoor squash courts, indoor rugby and eton fives courts, a café, a          languages, and academic English for international
                           variety of sports pitches and, of course, the athletics track made famous by Roger                 students, all taught by expert tutors in small groups.
                           Bannister’s sub-four-minute mile in 1954. Throughout the day, prospective students                 Visit us to meet our tutors, find out more about our
                           will be welcome to explore the centre at their leisure. To save yourself time and find             courses and look round our classrooms and multi-
                           out all about sport at Oxford, including details on all our 80 sports clubs, we                    media library with resources in 200+ languages.
                           recommend visiting Oxford University Sport at their desk at the Open Day                 
                           Information Centre, Examination Schools (map ref:◆     i ), and attending the ‘Student
                           Life’ talk there to hear from the Sports Federation President (a recent graduate).
Places to eat

                                                                                                                                                                          AND DRINK
                                                                                                  and drink

                                                                                                  Many colleges offer free lunch or

                                                                                                  refreshments as part of their Open Day

                                                                                                                                                         27 AND
                                                                                                  programmes. There are also many good

                                                                                                  cafés and restaurants all over the city
                                                                                                  of Oxford. You will be spoilt for choice
                                                                                                  in Broad Street, the Covered Market
As a student here, you will be able to work in some of the best resourced and most
                                                                                                  (between Market Street and the High
awe-inspiring places to study anywhere in the world. Other excellent universities
                                                                                                  Street), Cornmarket, the High Street,
may have one or two large libraries, Oxford has over 100, making it the largest
                                                                                                  Little Clarendon Street and the Oxford
University library system in the UK. This means it may well be possible for you
                                                                                                  Castle area.
to complete your degree here without having to buy a single book.

                                                                                                  Turl Street Kitchen (16–17 Turl Street,
Bodleian Library and History                      Philosophy and Theology Faculties               OX1 3DH) is in the heart of the city centre
Faculty Library (Radcliffe Camera)                Library (map ref: ■
                                                                    X)                            just opposite Exeter College. Open early until
(map ref: ■  D■N)                                 Where: Radcliffe Humanities, Radcliffe          23:00 serving breakfast from 08:00–10:00,
Where: Corner of Broad Street and Catte           Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road,            lunch from 12:00–14:30 and dinner from
Street. Meet at the Great Gate, Catte             OX2 6GG (Press library buzzer at front          18:00–21:30: fresh, local, seasonal food
Street, OX1 3BG                                   door)                                           with a menu which changes twice daily.
When: Tours leave at 15 minutes past and          When: 10:00–16:00                               The building houses Oxford Hub, the
15 minutes to each hour from 11:15–               Key library for undergraduates studying         Kitchen’s sister charity, which supports
15:45. 12 places per tour. Please note that       Philosophy and Theology.                        student community volunteering.
this tour involves a lot of stairs. Prospective                      The Oxford University Club café
students can arrange an accessible tour by
                                                  Radcliffe Science Library                       (11 Mansfield Road, OX13SZ) will be open
emailing: (subject
                                                  (map ref: ■
                                                            O)                                    for snacks and refreshments all day, serving
to availability).
                                                  Where: Parks Road, OX1 3QP                      breakfast 08:00–10:30, lunch 12:00–
Key library for undergraduates studying:                                                          14:00 and dinner from the bar menu
                                                  When: 09:30–16:30: tours every 15
Classics, English, History, Philosophy,                                                           17:30–20:30.
                                                  Key library for undergraduates studying all     The Biochemistry café (South Parks
                                                  science subjects, Engineering, Maths and        Road, OX1 3QU) will be open 08:30–16:15
Bodleian Law Library (map ref: ■
                               C)                                                                 for continental-style breakfast, hot or cold
Where: St Cross Building, Manor Road,                                                             lunches, snacks and drinks. Please note this
OX1 3UR                                                                                           café can only accept cash.
When: Guided tours between 09:00 and              Sackler Library (map ref: ■
                                                  Where: 1 St John Street, OX1 2LG (Meet          Café π, Mathematical Institute
10:00; 12:00 and 14:30; 16:30 and
                                                  at the Porters’ Lodge)                          (Woodstock Road, OX2 6GG) will be open
17:00. Please ask the Law Faculty staff and
                                                  When: Tours at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and          from 08:30–16:15 for breakfast, lunch,
student helpers, whom you will find in the
                                                  16:00 (drop-in visits not possible)             snacks and drinks.
main foyer of the St Cross building.
                                                  Maximum of 10 per tour                          The Museum café (Museum of Natural
Key library for undergraduates studying
                                                  Key library for undergraduates studying:        History, Parks Road, OX1 3PW) is situated
                                                  Ancient History, Archaeology, Assyriology,      on the upper gallery overlooking the
                                                  Classics, Egyptology, Fine Art and History of   dinosaurs. There are child-friendly options
Bodleian Social Science Library                                                                   available and families are always welcome.
(map ref: ■ E)                                                                                    Open 10:00–16:30.
Where: Manor Road Building, Manor Road,
OX1 3UQ (Ground floor ramped entrance)
When: Guided tours at 10:50, 11:50,                                                               If we are lucky with the weather and you
14:15 and 15:15. Self-guided tours                                                                feel like a picnic, perhaps by the river, then
available all day 09:30–17:00                                                                     you may like to go to the University
                                                                                                  Parks or Christ Church Meadow, both
Key library for undergraduates studying
                                                                                                  of which are central. (See maps on pages 18
PPE, or either Politics or Economics as part
                                                                                                  and 20).
of a joint honours degree.
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