Fountain and pond in the main quad of Christ Church
A view across the fish pond in the centre of Tom Quad with a statue of Mercury in the middle.
(Image credit: Greg Smolonski / Oxford University Images).

Christ Church

About the college

Christ Church is home to a really welcoming and vibrant community of students and staff living in one of the most beautiful colleges in Oxford.

Students at Christ Church can live in college accommodation throughout their degree and are lucky enough to eat subsidised meals in the famous (Harry Potter) dining hall. Most students live on the main site, just a stone’s throw away from Christ Church Meadow, perfect for a walk or picnic with friends (and maybe Layla, our Welfare Coordinator's dog).

Students at Christ Church

Christ Church offers fantastic welfare support for students, with trained student Peer Supporters and a College Counsellor. As well as the Junior Common Room (JCR), we have a TV room and college bar (the Undercroft or ‘Undie’).

There is a vibrant music scene at Christ Church and the JCR organise Arts Week once a year. For those interested in sport, Christ Church students have free access to the University gym and swimming pool and there are loads of college teams which are keen to recruit those of all abilities.

Read more on the college website.

Christ Church is...

'…a sense of community. There's enough of us for there to be variety and a lot of people to meet, but at the same time I really feel at home here.'


'…having supportive tutors who challenged me when I understood the material, but also helped me when things didn’t make sense.'


'…a big college, so you keep meeting new people well into the 2nd and maybe even 3rd year.'


'…meeting such a diverse range of people that any worries about stereotypes are soon dispelled.'


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 24/7No
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomYes
Theatre/performance spaceYes
Multi-faith prayer roomNo

Clubs & societies activities

Club / society

College availability

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

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.
Christ Church is part of Oxford for North East.

Link Local Authorities

Newcastle upon Tyne
North Tyneside
Redcar and Cleveland
South Tyneside
Stockton on Tees



Access and Outreach at Christ Church 
Admissions & Access Manager: Ana Hastoy (main contact for Barnet)

Access & Schools Liaison Officer: Joel Butler (main contact for the North East)
For schools in the North East:

Undergraduate Admissions at Christ Church
Admissions Officer: Alison Porter

 +44 (0) 1865 276196

Postal address:
Christ Church
St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP