About the college
St Edmund Hall is home to a large, diverse and inclusive community. Renowned for our friendly and relaxed atmosphere, we are nevertheless firmly committed to academic excellence and opportunity.
The Hall’s intake of approximately 110 undergraduates, selected on merit and irrespective of background, comprises students with academic ability, passion for their subjects and the potential to excel. Known across the University as ‘Teddy Hall’, the origins of the College can be traced back to the 13th century.
Today it is a beautiful blend of the old and new. St Edmund Hall has buildings dating from every century since the 16th. This includes the atmospheric college library set in the reconfigured Norman church of St Peter-in-the-East.
We have thriving sports teams, as well as a long tradition in music, creative writing and journalism. We provide college grants and awards to fund academic materials, travel and extra-curricular activities, as well as prizes for high achieving students.
Read more on the college website.
St Edmund Hall is...
'…the perfect environment in which to stretch yourself academically, to explore new ideas and to pursue your interests wherever they may take you.'
'…full of wonderful tutors who listen to your academic needs and do everything they can to help you achieve your potential.'
'…famous for its food. Our chef is amazing, and every meal is brilliant, even for a fussy eater like me!'
'…home to tutors who are the most intelligent, supportive and interesting people I have ever met.'
'…a really inclusive community where there’s always something to get involved in.'
Visit our College Facilities page to compare facilities across different colleges.
|All first years on site
|Usually offered for first year and one other year
|Usually offered for three years
|Usually offered for all years
|Some vacation storage for international students
|Gym on site
|Library open 24/7
|Wi-Fi throughout college
|Multi-faith prayer room
Clubs and societies
Club / society
|College student magazine/paper
|Some subject societies
- Biochemistry (Molecular and Cellular)
- Biomedical Sciences
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Economics and Management
- Engineering Science
- English Language and Literature
- English and Modern Languages
- Fine Art
- History and Modern Languages
- History and Politics
- Law (Jurisprudence)
- Law with Law Studies in Europe
- Materials Science
- Mathematics and Philosophy
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Modern Languages
- Modern Languages and Linguistics
- Philosophy and Modern Languages
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Physics and Philosophy
- Psychology (Experimental)
- Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics
St Edmund Hall works extensively with state schools in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Rutland, as well as within the wider region of the East Midlands.
In addition to hosting school visits to St Edmund Hall and running workshops both in-schools and online, the college also runs a number of dedicated outreach programmes.
The College’s flagship outreach programme, Unlock Oxford, works with students from backgrounds under-represented at Oxford.
From providing information on student finance in Year 10 to supporting KS5 students with super-curricular activities, the programme aims to build students’ confidence in their academic potential and equip them with the tools to make as competitive an application to Oxbridge as possible.
Big Think Competition
The annual Big Think Competition offers UK state school students in Years 11-13 the opportunity to engage with Oxbridge-style study to win prizes.
Entrants answer one of the tutors’ ‘big’ tutorial-style questions in a five-minute video essay, with questions ranging from ‘Is privacy dead? Should it be?’ to ‘Will we ever find extra-terrestrial life?’.
Admissions & Outreach Manager: Luke Maw
Access & Outreach Coordinator: Rebecca Smithson
+44 (0)1865 279380
St Edmund Hall
Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR