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  • Oxford and beyond

    World-class resources on your doorstep

    One of the most renowned centres of education in the world, the city of Oxford is famous for brilliant minds, ground-breaking research and amazing discoveries.

    It is an environment that has inspired literary and scientific genius, and as a student here you will have world-class resources on your doorstep.

    Oxford is a lovely city. The academic environment is really great, we benefit from the research going on in Oxford, public talks, events and conferences. I think that makes me more engaged as a student

    Lesley Canas, Phillippines, BSc Economics and International Relations
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  • Great Oxford resources include:

    • Modern Art Oxford - a leading UK contemporary art space with an international reputation for inspirational and innovative programmes, past projects have included those by Yoko Ono (1997), Tracey Emin (2002), Howard Hodgkin (2010) and Barbara Kruger (2014)
    • Christ Church Picture Gallery - an important collection of around 300 old masters paintings and drawings
    • Oxford Playhouse - an independent theatre where those who have performed include Judi Dench, Robert Webb, Ronnie Barker, Stewart Lee, Dirk Bogarde, Andy Parsons, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
    • Pegasus Theatre – a community-based theatre focused on young people which regularly collaborates with Oxford Brookes
    • La Maison Française - Oxford’s French research centre, it is a hub of Franco-British academic collaborations, and provides opportunities to present papers at its seminars, as well as access to its library
    • University of Oxford Botanical Garden – the oldest botanical garden in Britain, with collections available to research scientists
    • Science Oxford - a community- based non-profit organisation that supports opportunities for scientists to share their passion for science with the wider world.
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    Oxford Playhouse
    Modern Art Oxford
  • Oxford is very unique; it has always been that way because of the young bright students coming to study here from all over the world. I have never lived in as diverse and multicultural a city as this. Living here is a great opportunity to get to know various cultures and languages, and find friends for life.

    Jonas Palovis, Lithuania, Business & Marketing Management

    Oxford City Students

  • Oxford's libraries and museums include:

    • Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology - opened in 1683 and the world’s first public museum, it’s a centre for object-based teaching and research with internationally acclaimed galleries and display space
    • Pitt Rivers Museum - one of the finest, best documented collections of ethnographic and archaeological artefacts, photographs and archival holdings (including manuscripts and sound recordings) in the world
    • University of Oxford Museum of Natural History - an internationally significant collection of geological and zoological specimens that underpins a broad programme of natural environment research, teaching and public engagement. Among its most famous exhibits are the Oxfordshire dinosaurs and a dodo
    • Bodleian Library - first opened to scholars in 1602 and one of the oldest libraries in Europe, in Britain it is second in size only to the British Library with over 11 million items
    • Radcliffe Science Library - completed in 1749 as part of a legacy from Dr John Radcliffe that also included the Radcliffe Observatory and the Radcliffe Infirmary, this is a major teaching and research science library.
    Pitt Rivers Museum
    Museum of Natural History Oxford
    Ashmolean Museum Oxford
  • Beyond Oxford

    Centrally located and close to London, Oxford is ideal for exploring many of the UK’s best-loved tourist attractions: beautiful regency cities like Bath and Brighton, Shakespeare’s birthplace Stratford-Upon-Avon and all the attractions that the capital city has to offer.

    You can either set off on excursion of your own or join our International Student Advice Team (ISAT) on an organised trip with other international students. A great way to discover the UK and make new friends at the same time.

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