Lincoln College | University of Oxford
Lincoln College
Front Quad, Lincoln College.

Lincoln College

Lincoln, one of the smaller undergraduate colleges in Oxford, combines intimacy with a strong academic tradition. Its strength is the personal relationship between tutors and students built by the tutorial system. There is also a genuine atmosphere of good humour, hard work and mutual support.

Lincoln CollegeThe college library at Lincoln College, which is housed in All Saints Church.
The college can offer a number of generous bursaries for students from low-income backgrounds, in addition to University support. There are also prizes and scholarships for outstanding academic work, grants for books, a number of bursaries for travel and project work in vacations, and some discretionary funds for unexpected financial difficulty.


Lincoln is in the city centre, on Turl Street between the High Street and Broad Street. The college was founded in the 15th century and the main site retains its medieval character. Lincoln has also converted other properties nearby for accommodation and teaching.

Accommodation and meals

Undergraduates are guaranteed college-owned accommodation for the three or four years of their course. All rooms have washbasins or ensuite facilities and an internet connection. First- and second-year students usually live in the old part of college and in Turl Street. Third- and fourth-year students are usually accommodated a few streets away, close to the Science Area, or opposite the college on the High Street. Our food is widely regarded as excellent and the 15th-century hall provides a popular focus for college life. Three meals are served in hall every day during term time. Lincoln’s attractive cellar bar serves light lunches and coffee.

Read more on the college website.


The college has one of the most beautiful libraries in Oxford, in what was All Saints Church – a fine, early-18th- century building – now sensitively restored as a fully equipped modern library with more than 80 reading desks. Students have their own well-equipped computer room and each undergraduate is given a generous free printing allowance. The college has a comprehensive Wi-Fi network. Lincoln has a sports field and boathouse, and all students currently have free membership of the University gym and swimming pool.

Student societies

There are college teams in most sports and several active student societies. Drama and music are strong, and each year the Turl Street Arts Festival provides a special focus for a wide range of arts events organised by members of the college. The fine chapel choir (which has recorded several CDs) performs throughout the term and undertakes tours in the UK and abroad. Much social life is focused on the Junior Common Room (JCR) and cellar bar.

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