Harris Manchester is the only Oxford college which is dedicated solely to mature students (21+ with no upper age limit). Most students are between 21 and 30 years of age. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere, with a great deal of peer support. The diversity of our students in terms of age, culture and background makes the college a very interesting and vibrant society.
Harris Manchester is centrally situated in a quiet location on Mansfield Road, just a few minutes away from the Bodleian Library, most faculty libraries, the Science Area and other University facilities.
Accommodation and meals
College accommodation is all on the main site and students are generally accommodated in college for at least the first and final years of their course. We are unable to provide accommodation for couples and families. Rooms are of a very high standard and most are ensuite. The charges for living in college include meals, which are of a consistently high quality; care is taken to cater for specific dietary requirements.
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The library has some 70,000 volumes. The reading room, the Tate Library, is open to students 24 hours a day during normal term time. It covers all undergraduate subjects that the college offers and has a generous budget. The college gives a book grant to each student. There is a high level of IT support. The college also has a dedicated Study Skills tutor.
College life from year to year is very dependent on the interests of current students, and so there is a great opportunity for each individual to influence college life. The college has a flourishing law society and wine society. There is a vibrant and socially active student community which reflects the sporting and cultural interests of the college. We join forces with the Wadham rowing team. There is also a college choir, and music has become an important part of college life.