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Harris Manchester
Harris Manchester College.

Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester is the only Oxford college which is dedicated solely to mature students (21+ with no upper age limit). As the smallest college in the University it has an intimate, 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 ManchesterThe Siew-Sngiem Clocktower and Sukum Navapan Gate, Harris Manchester College.
The college has a number of scholarships for second undergraduate degrees, up to £18,000 in total, which are awarded on merit. All second BA applicants are automatically considered.


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 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. All rooms are wired for the internet. There is a mix of modernised 16th- and 17th-century houses, and some new improved accommodation built in a classical style, including a recently completed clock tower. The charges for living in college include meals, which are of a consistently high quality; care is taken to cater for specific dietary requirements.

Read more on the college website.


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 student computing room and a high level of IT support.

Student societies

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.

Academic staff


Dr Linda Hulin


Dr Isabel Ruiz*


Professor Terezinha Nunes*
Dr Liam Gearon


Dr Philip Anderson*
Professor Jens Rittscher*
Professor Roy Ronald*

English Literature

Dr Kate McLoughlin*


Dr Margaret Coombe

Human Sciences

Dr Amanda Palmer*
Dr Alexandra Alvernge*


Professor Louise Gullifer*
Dr Kristen Van Zwieten*


Professor Alex Nicholls*


Professor David Matthews*
Professor Patrik Rorsman*
Professor Helen McShane
Dr Bee Wee*

Ministerial Training

The Revd Dr Arthur Stewart*


Professor Bill Mander*


Dr Lesley Smith*


Dr Christine Parsons


Professor Sue Llewelyn*
Dr Ralph Waller*
Dr Benedicta Ward*
Dr Joshua Hordern*
Professor Alister McGrath

Student welfare


Professor Bill Mander*

Senior Tutor

Dr Lesley Smith*


Mrs Annette Duffell

Housekeeper and Accommodation Manager

Mrs Sarah Oakley


Rev Cannon John Ovenden

Junior Dean

Ms Katharine Millar

Tutor for Admissions

Ms Victoria Lill*

Tutor for Graduates

Professor Sue Llewelyn*


Dr Ralph Waller*

*Fellow of the college