To see the full programme of events for September including those which need booking in advance, please see the timetables linked below:
|Friday 20 September|
|Department events timetable|
College events timetable
Events for parents, carers and teachers
Although it is not mandatory to register to attend an Oxford Open Day, you may need to book for specific popular sessions in advance. The tables on the tabs below provide information on whether booking is necessary with links to the individual college or subject department's website.
Subject department events
Choosing the right course is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when considering your options for university. Open Days offer a rare opportunity to visit departments and speak to staff and students who know all about the subject you love and what it is like to study it here.
Most departments offer information to visitors on a drop-in basis though some require you to book in advance for their events. In order to book for events please view the subject department timetable and click on the department’s name or follow the links in the table below.
|Department name||Opening times for drop-in visitors||Any events that can be booked in advance?||Department name||Opening times for drop-in visitors||Any events that can be booked in advance?|
|Archaeology and Anthropology||10:00-16:00||No||History of Art||Closed||N/A|
|Biomedical Sciences||09:45-14:00||No||Materials Science||09:00-15:00||No|
|No. Please note that admission to Medical Sciences is limited to prospective students and teachers only.|
|Computer Science||09:30-17:30||No||Modern Languages||10:00-16:00||No|
|Economics and Management||09:00-12:00||No||Oriental Studies||10:00-12:00||Yes, book here|
|Engineering Science||10:00-16:30||Booking recommended||Philosophy, Politics and Economics||09:30-17:00||Yes, book here|
|Fine Art||Sessions start at 10:00 and 14:30, please arrive on time.||No||Psychology (Experimental) (at the Examination Schools)||09:00-17:00||No|
|Geography||10:00-15:00||No||Statistics||For information on the Maths and Statistics course please attend the Maths events|
|History (at the Examination Schools)||09:00-14:00||No||Theology and Religion||10:00-15:30|| No |
All colleges welcome drop-in visitors, but some require you to book in advance for some of their events. To book these events please view the college timetable and click on the college name, or follow the links in the table below.
Many colleges offer accommodation for students attending their events who cannot make the journey to Oxford and back in one day. To see which colleges are offering accommodation, and to book, please see: open days accommodation.
|College name||Opening times for drop-in visitors||Any events that can be booked in advance?||College name||Opening times for drop-in visitors||Any events that can be booked in advance?<|
|Balliol||09:00-17:00||No||The Queen's College||09:00-17:30||No|
|Christ Church||09:00-17:00||Yes, book here||St Anne's||08:30-17:00||No|
|Corpus Christi||10:00-16:30||No||St Benet's Hall||10:00-16:00||No|
|Exeter||10:00-16:30||Yes, book here||St Catherine's||09:00-18:00||No|
|Harris Manchester*||09:00-17:00||Yes, book here||St Edmund Hall||09:30-16:30||No|
|Jesus College||10:00-17:00||No||St Hugh's||09:00-18:00||No|
|Lady Margaret Hall||09:30-18:00||No||St Peter's||08:00-17:00||No|
|Mansfield||08:45-17:00||Yes, book here||University College||10:00-17:00||No|
|Oriel||09:00-17:00||Yes, book here||Wycliffe Hall*||14:00-16:00||No|
|Pembroke||08:30-18:00||Yes, book here|
*Harris Manchester College and Wycliffe Hall are for mature students, aged 21 and over, only.
Open Day Information Centre
If you still have questions after visiting departments or colleges, or if the event you planned to attend is full, then please come to the Open Day Information Centre at the Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street. You may attend talks or chat to staff at the following information stands: Admissions, Admissions Tests, Careers Service, Continuing Education, Disability Advisory Service, Mature Students, Student Fees and Funding. Oxford SU (the student union) as well as clubs and societies will also be on hand to answer your questions.
Museums, Libraries and other venues
Museums and Libraries are an important and exciting resource for Oxford students. Please take the opportunity to visit during the Open Days.
|Museum of the History of Science||12:00-17:00|
|Oxford University Museum of Natural History||10:00-17:00|
|Pitt Rivers Museum||10:00-16:30|
|University of Oxford Botanic Gardens||09:00-18:00|
|Bodleian Library & History Faculty Library (Radcliffe Camera)||Tours leave on the hour and at 30 minutes past from 10:00-16:00. 13 places per tour. Please note that tours involve a lot of stairs, prospective students can arrange an accessible tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Bodleian Social Science Library||Guided tours at 10:30; 11:00; 12:00; 14:15 and 15:15. Self-guided tours available all day 09:30-17:00.|
|Sackler Library (Classics)||Tours at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00|
|Philosophy & Theology Faculties Library||10:00-16:00|
|Radcliffe Science Library||09:30-16:30|
|Sports Centre||06:00-22.30. Guided tours every hour, on the hour between 10:00-15:00.|