Keble College | University of Oxford
Keble College
Liddon Quad, with the Chapel on the left and Liddon Lodge Side accommodation to its right.
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Keble College

Keble is a community sustained by its shared commitment to ideals of academic excellence. The college wishes to assist all members to realise their full potential by providing them with academic and social support and, through inter-disciplinary activities at the college, encouraging them to broaden their intellectual horizons by interacting with researchers from many other fields.

Applications are welcome for research degrees and taught masters in most subjects. Keble College is especially keen to encourage applications from students whose academic interests overlap with those of the Fellows of the college.

Accommodation and meals

Keble is normally able to offer college accommodation to the majority of first-year graduate students.  

The college gives priority to fresher graduates, housing as many as possible. Freshers are contacted before they arrive in Oxford and asked what their room preferences are: the Accommodation Manager tries to take account of these preferences (and medical considerations) in allocating rooms, but there are no guarantees that someone will get what they want.

Graduates have access to cooking facilities, although meals may be taken in college throughout most of the year.

Keble retains the custom of communal dining in the college's dining hall. The college serves three meals a day, five days a week, and two meals (brunch and dinner) on Saturdays and Sundays. Meals in the Hall and food and drink in Keble Café can be charged to your account (battels) using your University Card. There is no catering charge or set number of meals you must take; everything is pay as you go.

Further information about accommodation at Keble College is available on the college website.

Library and IT services

Keble College has an excellent library with well-equipped and comfortable reading rooms open 24 hours a day for most of the year. It supports graduate study on taught courses, has a generous budget and welcomes suggestions from its users.

Working collections consist of some 45,000 volumes of printed material and readers also have access to an extensive range of electronic resources provided by the University.

Computer rooms offer PCs, Macs and laser printers and the college’s full-time computer officers can help with any problems. 

The college is fully networked and linked into the internet, with internet connection points in every room and wifi access in the library and Café Keble.

Sport, music and college facilities

Music, drama, a wide range of sports and other societies flourish at Keble at all levels, ranging from the novice to the near-professional. Keble’s Music Society and chapel choir are highly respected in the city, and the college boasts the popular O’Reilly Theatre.

The college has a well-equipped gym and rowing facilities. Its sports ground and squash courts are located within easy reach of the main college site.

Facilities for students with disabilities

Most of the college’s buildings, including the MCR, JCR, Porter’s Lodge, Library, Bar and Chapel are accessible to wheelchair users, either via flat access or via a removable ramp. Wheelchair access to the dining hall is via a lift.

MCR

The Keble Middle Common Room (MCR) comprises a nearly equal amount of arts and sciences students.

The MCR facility itself boasts a spacious set of rooms, large wide-screen television, a refrigerator, a microwave, comfortable furniture, telephone and access to the internet and email via two computers.