Open Day programmes | University of Oxford

Open Day programmes

These timetables will give you a sample of what you can explore on our Open Days. 

Sample - Friday 20 September 2019
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 nameOpening times for drop-in visitorsAny events that can be booked in advance? Department nameOpening times for drop-in visitorsAny events that can be booked in advance?
Archaeology and Anthropology10:00-16:00No History of ArtClosedN/A
Biochemistry 10:00-16:00No, Human Sciences10:00-17:00No
Biology09:00-12:00No Law09:00-17:00No
Biomedical Sciences09:45-14:00No Materials Science09:00-15:00No
Chemistry10:30-16:00No Mathematics09:30-16:30No
Classics09:15-16:30No  Medicine09:30-12:30
No. Please note that admission to Medical Sciences is limited to prospective students and teachers only.
Computer Science09:30-17:30No Modern Languages10:00-16:00No
Earth Sciences10:00-16:00No Music09:30-17:00No
Economics and Management09:00-12:00No Oriental Studies10:00-12:00Yes, book here
Engineering Science10:00-16:30Booking recommended Philosophy, Politics and Economics09:30-17:00Yes, book here
English09:30-16:00No Physics10:00-16:00No
Fine ArtSessions start at 10:00 and 14:30, please arrive on time. No Psychology (Experimental) (at the Examination Schools)09:00-17:00No
Geography10:00-15:00No StatisticsFor information on the Maths and Statistics course please attend the Maths events
History (at the Examination Schools)09:00-14:00No Theology and Religion 10:00-15:30 No 

College events

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 nameOpening times for drop-in visitorsAny events that can be booked in advance? College nameOpening times for drop-in visitorsAny events that can be booked in advance?<
Balliol09:00-17:00No The Queen's College09:00-17:30No
Brasenose09:00-17:00No Regent's Park09:00-16:00No
Christ Church09:00-17:00Yes, book here St Anne's08:30-17:00No
Corpus Christi10:00-16:30No St Benet's Hall10:00-16:00No
Exeter10:00-16:30Yes, book here St Catherine's09:00-18:00No
Harris Manchester* 09:00-17:00Yes, book here St Edmund Hall09:30-16:30No 
Hertford10:00-17:45No St Hilda's08:30-16:30No
Jesus College10:00-17:00No St Hugh's09:00-18:00No
Keble09:00-17:00No St John's10:00-17:00No 
Lady Margaret Hall09:30-18:00No St Peter's08:00-17:00No 
Lincoln09:00-17:00No Somerville08:45-17:00No 
Magdalen10:00-16:30No Trinity10:00-16:00No 
Mansfield08:45-17:00Yes, book here University College10:00-17:00No 
Merton09:00-17:00No Wadham09:00-17:00No
New College10:00-16:30No Worcester09:00-17:00No
Oriel09:00-17:00Yes, book here Wycliffe Hall14:00-16:00No
Pembroke08:30-18:00Yes, 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: AdmissionsAdmissions TestsCareers ServiceContinuing EducationDisability Advisory ServiceMature StudentsStudent Fees and FundingOxford 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.

Ashmolean Museum10:00-17:00
Museum of the History of Science12:00-17:00
Oxford University Museum of Natural History10:00-17:00
Pitt Rivers Museum10:00-16:30
University of Oxford Botanic Gardens09:00-18:00
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
Bodleian Social Science LibraryGuided 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 Library10:00-16:00
Radcliffe Science Library09:30-16:30
Other venues
Sports Centre06:00-22.30. Guided tours every hour, on the hour between 10:00-15:00.
Language Centre10:00-16:00
University Church09:30-17:00