Hertford College | University of Oxford
Hertford College quad
Hertford College quad.
(Credit: Hertford College)

Hertford College

Hertford is known for its friendly atmosphere, welcoming students from wherever they come: you don’t have to be any particular type to fit in. We value our informal, progressive climate, which we believe fosters good, positive working relationships between tutors and students.

Students at Hertford College

We can offer you accommodation throughout your course and all student rooms have small, shared kitchens. Meals are available both in college and at one of our residential annexes.
The college library is open 24/7. We also have a gym, a music room, a well-equipped student common room (JCR) and an attractive bar on site. Off-site we have sports grounds, tennis and squash courts and a superb boathouse.

Hertford’s students are diverse and passionate about their interests, so we have societies for everything, from economics to ultimate frisbee. We embrace music-making of all kinds and we compete successfully in a range of major sports.

Read more on the college website.

Hertford is…

…a second family and a home away from home.

…getting the projector set up in the JCR to watch election night or the Six Nations Rugby with everyone.

…having somewhere to belong, a place where everyone matters.

…bumping into friends in the quad on the way back from the library.

…having a women’s PPE evening in my tutor’s teaching room, complete with drinks and snacks.

College facilities

To compare facilities across different colleges, please visit our College Facilities Table.

College accommodation

  • All first years on site: YES
  • Usually offered for three years: YES
  • Usually offered for first year and one other year: NO
  • Usually offered for all years: NO
  • Some vacation storage for international students: YES


  • Dining hall: YES
  • Bar: YES
  • Café: NO


  • Gym on site: YES
  • Boathouse: YES
  • Library open 24/7: YES
  • Computer rooms/stations: YES
  • Wi-Fi throughout college: YES
  • Music room: YES
  • Theatre/performance space: NO
  • Chapel: YES
  • Multi-faith prayer room: NO

Clubs and societies

  • Music society: YES
  • Orchestra/s: YES
  • Choir/s: YES
  • Dramatic society: NO
  • College student magazine/paper: YES
  • Some subject societies: YES
  • Other societies: YES

In order to make it easier for you to establish a first point of contact with our University, every Oxford college is ‘linked’ to a particular region of the UK. The ‘link’ college will know their region particularly well and already have contact with schools and students in the area.

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.

Link Local Authorities

Southend on Sea


Access and Outreach at Hertford
Outreach and Communications Officer: Nathan Stazicker
Email: outreach@hertford.ox.ac.uk

Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 1865 279404
Web: www.hertford.ox.ac.uk

Postal address:
Hertford College
Catte St, Oxford OX1 3BW

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