Students at the Queen's College
Students in the main quad of The Queen's College.

The Queen's College

About the college

The Queen’s College is a close-knit, friendly college located on the High Street in central Oxford. We are able to offer accommodation to undergraduates for all years of their degree, and we boast one of the most beautiful and well-stocked libraries among Oxford colleges.

The college was founded in 1341 and has historic links with the North West of England. Today, Queen’s is proud to have a warm and welcoming community that fosters a spirit of creative exploration and collaboration.

Students at The Queen's College

As a place to live, study and socialise, Queen’s is a beautiful mix of old and new. Students make good use of the spacious library, which is open 24/7 and includes the stunning 17th-century Upper Library and the state-of-the-art New Library.

The College also has a strong tradition in music, sport and drama, so when students are looking for a break from work there are plenty of extra-curricular and social activities on offer. During the daily JCR (Junior Common Room) tea, friendships from across both year and subject groups are formed, as students come together to enjoy tea, cake, and a catch-up.

Our students are passionate about their chosen subjects and are extremely well-supported in their academic pursuits by both their tutors and their peers, as well as through the many funding opportunities the College can offer.

Read more on the college website.

Queen’s is...

'…friendly, inspiring, beautiful.'

'…having a financial support system that means everyone is on a level playing field.'

'…never being bored! There is always something to get involved in, something new to try.'

'…close to both the centre and Cowley Road, giving students two different but equally fascinating perspectives of Oxford.'

'…the unique bond between the students.'

College facilities

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College accommodation


College availability

All first years on siteYes
Usually offered for all yearsYes
Usually offered for three yearsNot applicable
Usually offered for first year and one other yearNot applicable
Some vacation storage for international studentsYes


Catering type

College availability

Dining hallYes


Facility type

College availability

Gym on siteYes
Library open 24/7Yes
Computer rooms/stationsYes
Wi-Fi throughout collegeYes
Music roomYes
Theatre/performance spaceYes
Multi-faith prayer roomNo

Clubs and societies

Club / society

College availability

Music societyYes
Dramatic societyYes
College student magazine/paperNo
Some subject societiesYes
Other societiesYes

College outreach

Link areas

In order to ensure that all areas of the UK are fully supported by the University of Oxford, our colleges are working together to establish Oxford for UK, a series of regional outreach programmes offering tailored and local support to students of mixed ages, their parents and teachers.

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.

The Queen’s College is the link college for schools in Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cumbria, Lancashire, and the London boroughs of Lewisham and Sutton.

Teachers at state schools in these regions are encouraged to contact Molly, the Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer, to arrange a visit to Queen’s. These taster days give an insight into life and learning at Oxford, through academic taster sessions and the chance to speak to current Queen’s students. The Outreach Officer also travels to schools in our link regions to deliver workshops.

The Queen's College is part of Oxford for North West and Oxford for London.

Link Local Authorities

Blackburn with Darwen


Outreach programmes

North West Science Residential

Queen’s runs a number of programmes for students considering an Oxford application. Our annual North West Science Residential, held in the Easter holidays, is an opportunity for Year 12 students to stay in an Oxford college and meet current undergraduate STEM students to understand what being an Oxford student is really like.

Taster study days

In collaboration with Lewisham Borough Council and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, we support students from sixth forms across Lewisham to make competitive applications to Oxford and Cambridge. We host taster study days at Queen’s, as well as provide guidance with personal statements, admissions tests, and interviews.

Personalised support

Through our partnership with The Access Project, students in three schools in Blackburn with Darwen and Cumbria receive personalised support to raise their academic attainment and aspirations.

You can find out more about our outreach initiatives on our website, or get in touch with Molly via email at [email protected].


Access and Outreach at Queen's 
Schools Liaison and Outreach Officer: Molly Lockwood

 01865 279493
 [email protected]

Admissions and Graduate Administrator: Olga Lappa
: +44 (0) 1865 279161
 [email protected]

Postal address:
The Queen's College
High Street, Oxford OX1 4AW

Outreach events

Visit the University's Outreach event calendar to view upcoming outreach events. Please note that some events may require advance booking or have specific eligibility criteria.