Brasenose College
Old Quad, Brasenose College.
(Credit: Brasenose College)

Brasenose College

About the college

Situated in Radcliffe Square, Brasenose is a friendly college at the heart of the University and city.

We are able to accommodate undergraduates in single rooms for all years of study at our main site or nearby Frewin complex. Brasenose provides delicious and affordable food in our 16th-century dining hall. There are also shared kitchens at Frewin. Our lively bar is a fantastic place to relax.

We hold an annual summer week-long arts festival plus many more music, arts, sports and society events throughout the year. Our students run many special events including Chinese New Year and Burns Night celebrations, charity auctions, diversity workshops, fancy-dress parties and more.

Students at Brasenose College

Brasenose’s libraries are open 24 hours a day. We have our own sports ground and boathouse, and a large common room with entertainment of many kinds. Brasenose is an inclusive and diverse community where all members of the college family support each other.

Read more on the college website.

Brasenose is...

'…the friendly atmosphere amongst people from a vast array of backgrounds.'

'…the amazing location - you really are at the heart of this historic city.'

'…being amongst people who are always so ready to be involved. From fancy-dress parties to the Christmas pantomime.'

'…having amazing food that’s also just so cheap.'

'…being offered accommodation for all your years of study, and it’s all either on the main site or a five-minute walk away. I love that we’re always central!'

College facilities

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College accommodation


College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for all yearsYes
Usually offered for three yearsNot applicable
Usually offered for first year and one other yearNot applicable
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

Gym on siteNo
Library open 24/7Yes
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomYes
Theatre/performance spaceYes
Multi-faith prayer roomNo

Clubs & societies 

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperNo
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes

College outreach

Link areas

In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.

Getting in touch with the college linked to your region has no influence on your chances of being accepted to this or any other particular college. You are also very welcome to get in touch with any other college for advice about applying or studying here.

Brasenose College is part of Oxford for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Link Local Authorities

North Yorkshire
Bracknell Forest
Windsor and Maidenhead

Outreach programmes

We have an extensive outreach programmes in our link regions of East Berkshire, North Yorkshire, and beyond. We are also beginning to work with schools in Northern Ireland.

We work closely with a number of organisations including Target Oxbridge, The Brilliant Club, MASSOLIT, UNIQ and Opportunity Oxford. Check out some of our digital outreach.


Access and Outreach at Brasenose
Schools Officer: Dr Joe Organ
 +44 (0) 1865 277535
 [email protected]

Postal address:
Brasenose College
Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ

Outreach events

 Visit the University's Outreach event calendar to view upcoming outreach events. Please note that some events may require advance booking or have specific eligibility criteria.