About the college
Linacre is a graduate college where most of the student community are in their 20s or 30s and from more than 50 different nationalities. The college takes students in almost all subject areas creating a vibrant, diverse and international community. Most of its students are new to Oxford.
Students and fellows - the academics attached to the college - eat and socialise together. Partners and children are welcome. Linacre has one common room for all and no High Table. The college is governed by its students and fellows.
Linacre is strongly committed to reducing its impact on the environment. Many in the college's community are studying or researching environmental issues and Linacre is a leader amongst Oxford institutions in environmental innovation.
The college is situated 50 metres from the Science Area and University Parks, and only a ten-minute walk from all major departments and the centre of Oxford.
As a graduate college, Linacre’s facilities are available to its students throughout the year.
Accommodation and meals
Linacre is usually able to offer accommodation to all new students, for at least their first year of study in Oxford.
The college has 180 single rooms and 16 double rooms or flats. There are a further two self-contained flats suited to small families, and a small number of rooms adapted for mobility-impaired residents. The majority of student rooms are provided in buildings which include the use of communal kitchens and shower rooms. Rooms in the Griffiths building, on the main college site, benefit from en-suite facilities. There is also one room at 189 Iffley Road which has an en-suite. The flats in Neil Fraser-Bell House, West Grove and 189 Iffley Road have their own self-contained facilities.
Further information on accommodation at Linacre College is available on the college website.
Lunch and dinner are available in the college's dining hall on week days throughout the year. The college is open all term and throughout most of the University vacation period and the food service in college has a high reputation throughout the University. Linacre provides vegetarian and vegan options, is Fairtrade certified and strives to improve its sustainability.
The college does not have a fixed catering charge – all meals are priced individually. All rooms also have access to modern, well-equipped shared kitchens for self-catering. There is a student-organised delivery of organic vegetable boxes to the college each week.
Library and IT services
The Linacre College library has 24-hour opening, offering access to the University’s e-journals and databases, a selection of core course texts and an excellent general literature collection for leisure reading.
The college's modern computing suite is well equipped and has network connections for students to use their own laptops.
All study bedrooms have high-speed network connections and the college has some of the most comprehensive IT support for students in the University.
Access to the University of Oxford WiFi services OWL and Eduroam is available throughout the main site and in the college's houses.
Sport, music and college facilities
Linacre has a state-of-art gym facility, a wide range of sports and social clubs, a music practice room, and a number of small offices are available for use by graduate students who do not have a quiet, secure study room elsewhere.
The college also holds regular art exhibitions.
Facilities for students with disabilities
Most parts of the main college buildings are wheelchair accessible and specially-adapted en-suite student accommodation is available for students with disabilities. The Welfare & Equalities Dean has responsibility for supporting students with disabilities.
Students may apply for assistance with extra costs that they incur as a result of a disability or learning difficulty.
The Linacre common room is large and comfortable with a bar, cable television, daily newspapers and journals.
This college accepts graduate students for the following courses:
Please note that not all subjects areas or streams of a particular course may be offered by this college. Please see the college information on the relevant course page for further details. For a comprehensive list of all graduate courses available at the University of Oxford, please refer to our courses A-Z listing.