Keble College | University of Oxford
Keble College
Liddon Quad, with the Chapel on the left and Liddon Lodge Side accommodation to its right.
(Image credit: Greg Smolonski / Oxford University Images).

Keble College

Keble College was established to extend access to Oxford University, and it remains true to that founding vision. The college’s central aim is to foster the highest academic achievement for all its students, from all backgrounds and every corner of the globe. We strive to provide a supportive environment in pursuit of this aim.

Keble CollegeStudents at work in Cafe Keble.
The college has also developed a strong programme of financial support for students through prizes, academic scholarships and grants, as well as bursaries.

Location

The college is adjacent to the University Parks, between the Science Area and the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter. The main libraries are close by and the city centre is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation and meals

Keble normally offers rooms to all students in their first two years and to most in their third year within the main college site. We believe we have some of the best college accommodation in Oxford. Our 360 rooms are well furnished and 250 have their own shower and WC; the others have washbasins, with adjacent toilets and shower rooms. There are internet connection points in every room and wireless access throughout most buildings. The college retains the custom of dining in one sitting, with waiter service, each night except Saturday, which makes the experience in our magnificent hall all the more special and important for Keble’s great sense of community. Café Keble (pictured) offers drinks and light bites during term and is a great place to socialise or study.

Read more on the college website.

Facilities

The library has over 100 work spaces, is open 24/7, and prides itself on a helpful and efficient service. Keble is also home to the Advanced Studies Centre, which fosters interdisciplinary research and hosts frequent talks by world experts. The college has one of Oxford’s newest and best-equipped theatres, the O’Reilly, which runs productions each term. We have a well-equipped gym and a sports ground and squash courts within easy reach, and we also use parts of the nearby University Parks.

Student societies

Keble is large and diverse enough to host societies and clubs of every description. Keble’s music society and chapel choir are among the best in the city. There is also a strong drama society which helps to run the O’Reilly theatre. Our students organise and run an annual Arts Week, which showcases both the visual and performing arts and includes very popular stand-up comedy and poetry nights. Sport also plays a role in college life, with teams catering for all levels of experience and commitment. At the upper level, many Keble teams make the top division and compete in intercollegiate sporting competitions.

Academic staff

Archaeology and Anthropology

Dr Lisa Bendall*
Dr Morgan Clarke*
Dr Sarah Cohen
Professor Chris Gosden*
Professor Tom Higham*
Dr Lambros Malafouris*
Professor Steve Rayner*

Biological Sciences

Dr Christine Booth
Professor Jonathan Hodgkin*
Dr Stephen Kearsey*

Biomedical Sciences (Medicine)

Dr Brian Angus
Dr Simon Butt*
Dr Jeremy F S Dwight
Dr Rhys Evans*
Professor Martin Farrell*
Dr Ulrike Gruneberg
Dr Conrad von Stempel

Chemistry

Professor Harry Anderson*
Professor Stephen Faulkner*
Professor Stephen Fletcher

Computer Science

Dr Stephen Cameron*
Professor Stanislav Živný 

Economics

Dr Kevin Sheppard*
Dr Howard Smith*

Engineering

Dr Ton van den Bremer
Mr David O'Neill
Dr Piotr Orlowski*
Dr Stephen Payne*
Professor Paul Taylor*

English

Dr Matthew Bevis*
Dr Erica McAlpine*
Dr Diane Purkiss*

French

Dr Stephen Goddard
Dr Michael Hawcroft*
Mlle Marion Hillion

Geography

Dr Fiona Ferbrache
Dr Joe Gerlach*
Dr Beth Greenhough
Dr James Palmer*
Professor Richard Washington*
Professor Sarah Whatmore*

History

Dr Ian Archer*
Dr Anna-Maria Misra*
Dr Lucy Kaufman 
Dr Mark Philpott* 

 

Italian

Dr Nicola Gardini*

Law

Ms Joanna Bell
Dr Jamie Goudkamp*
Professor Edwin Peel*

Linguistics

Dr Howard Jones

Management

Professor Tim Jenkinson*
Dr Kazbi Soonawalla*

Mathematics

Professor Helen Byrne
Dr François Caron
Professor Gui-Qiang Chen* 
Dr András Juhász*
Dr Neil Laws
Dr Apala Majumdar*
Professor Gesine Reinert*
Dr Danyu Yang 

Music

Mr Simon Whalley*

Philosophy

Dr Sophie Archer*
Dr Andrea Christofidou
Dr Edward Harcourt*
Professor Terence Irwin*
Dr Sebastian Nye 

Physics

Dr Stephen Clark*
Dr John H Cobb
Professor Dieter Jaksch*
Dr Brian Smith*
Dr Matthias Tecza

Politics

Dr Daniel McDermott*

Spanish

Dr Dominic Moran*

Theology

Dr Sarah Apetrei*
Dr Nathan Eubank
Professor Markus Bockmuehl*
The Revd Dr Jenn Strawbridge*

Student welfare

Chaplain

The Revd Dr Jenn Strawbridge*

Dean

Professor Stephen Faulkner

College Welfare and Disability Officer

Mrs Trish Long

College Equality Officer

Mrs Marie Ruffle

* Fellow of the College