Headington Campus

Headington Campus sits one mile east of Oxford city centre and is made up of three sites: Gipsy Lane, Headington Hill and Marston Road. With first rate facilities and award-winning green spaces, it’s an excellent environment for both work and leisure.


Headington Campus is home to a thriving student community living and learning in a modern, uplifting environment across three sites.

The buildings on campus house first-rate academic and leisure facilities including collaborative work spaces, the main University library, several catering outlets and a sports centre. The student support team, based in the John Henry Brookes Building, ensures that students have access to a full range of support and advice services on campus.


The subject areas based at Headington are:

  • Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Arts
  • Biological, Medical and Environmental Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Nursing, Health and Social Care (Marston Road site - Adult Nursing also available at Swindon Campus)
  • Publishing and Communication
  • Social Sciences
  • Sport, Exercise and Nutrition (split between Headington and Harcourt Hill).

Our courses and campuses are always developing - make sure you check the online course descriptions to find out all the details, including where each course is based.

 Announcement All courses currently taught at the Wheatley Campus are moving to brand new, purpose-built facilities on the Headington Campus. These new buildings will feature state-of-the-art faciltities and equipment including digital, computing and robotics labs, a digital theatre, VR cave and material science labs, composite lab, and autodynamics workshop, as well as social learning spaces, teaching rooms and cafe space. We are expecting both buildings to open in the 2024-25 academic year. It is also our intention to move all teaching from Harcourt Hill to our Headington Campus for the start of the 2025/26 academic year. As with any large estate project timescales can shift, so we will keep people informed of any changes to our plans. We look forward to sharing further information once a detailed piece of work has taken place to look at the sequencing and space requirements required to facilitate the moves.

Latest updates on Estates Developments

John Henry Brookes Building
Inside John Henry Brookes Building
Headington Hill Hall building

Opening hours

Opening hours for our Oxford campuses are:

  • 7:00am - 9:00pm (Monday-Friday) 
  • 7.00am - 6.00pm weekends for the John Henry Brookes and Clerici Buildings only at Headington Campus.

Outside of these hours entry is by card access only (Salto access is 24/7).

For information on Library opening hours, please refer to the library webpages.

Directions and maps

Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill are only a few minutes' walk apart from each other, along the Headington Road, Oxford, OX3 0BP.

The Marston Road site is approximately 20 minutes walk from the main Headington Campus, on Jack Straws Lane, Oxford, OX3 0FL.

Gipsy Lane and Headington Hill Sites
Oxford Brookes University


Marston Road Site
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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Jack Straws Lane


Headington Campus (Gipsy Lane, Marston Road and Headington Hill sites)

We strongly advise you not to come by car unless absolutely necessary, since parking is very restricted in the city and on the campuses. If you wish to come by car, we recommend you use the Park & Ride bus services. The park and ride car parks are clearly signposted as you approach the city and the service is frequent all day and through the evening.

If you are using satellite navigation to find this campus the post code required is OX3 0BP.

  • From the south - take the M40, leave at junction 8 and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
  • From the north - take the M40, leave at junction 8a and follow the signs for Oxford along the A40. Then follow the signs for the city centre on the London Road.
  • Coming to Oxford via another route - we recommend taking the ring road to the Headington Roundabout and following the signs to the city centre along the London Road. Continue along London Road, past the Headington shops.Go straight on at the traffic lights with the White Horse public house on the right and then at the next set of traffic lights turn left. Gipsy Lane site is on the right. Headington Hill site is approximately a further 500 metres straight on from the Gipsy Lane junction on the right

Travelling by foot from Gipsy Lane to the Marston Road site (on Jack Straws Lane, Oxford, OX3 0FL), the following recommended route is an approximately 20 minute walk.

  • From Headington Road, turn right on to Pullens Lane.
  • Take the first footpath on the left. Walk downhill and take the next path on your right into the grounds of Clive Booth Student Village.
  • Continue downhill until you reach the end of the path, then veer left on to the road through the grounds of Clive Booth Student Village. This becomes John Garne Way.
  • Continue down John Garne Way until you reach Marston Road.
  • Turn right and carry on for about 500 metres, past the war memorial and William Street. Turn right on to Harberton Mead.
  • The first entrance on your left will bring you to the front of the Marston Road site.


Access information on public transport travel routes to and from the campus, by selecting the coloured pin from the map below.

Staying nearby

Oxford is a vibrant city, steeped in history and with plenty of places to visit and good quality accommodation for all budgets.

Visit England, the official tourist board for England, has a comprehensive guide to Oxford and the wider county. You can also find out about accommodation on Visit England website.

For visitors who would like to stay closer to campus, we are able to offer self catered, en suite accommodation, subject to availability.


  • Brookes Sport

    Offering a wide range of high quality facilities to support students, staff and the wider community to enjoy an active lifestyle.

  • Library locations and opening hours

    Open 24 hours during semester time, includes special collections and plenty of space for group, quiet or silent working.

  • Medical Centre and Damira Dental Studios

    On-site medical and dental services.

  • Catering

    Providing value-for-money food and hospitality facilities.

  • Oxford Brookes University Nursery

    Run by Oxford Brookes University and rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. Children of university staff and students are given priority but external children are welcomed in the 2-5's room.

  • IT services

    Find a PC or printer and information on the IT service desk.

  • Shops

  • Glass Tank Exhibition Space

    A community exhibition space showcasing the work of the teaching and learning community at Oxford Brookes.