St Peter’s is one of Oxford’s younger colleges, noted for its friendliness, flexibility and informality. St Peter’s is an inclusive, tolerant and open community and, in accordance with the University’s admissions policy, we encourage students from all backgrounds to apply.
The college occupies an attractive site close to many University departments and libraries, and to both bus and railway stations. Oxford’s shops, cafés, theatres and cinemas are just minutes away, as is the popular castle site.
Accommodation and meals
We are able to house all undergraduates for at least two years. Undergraduates generally live out of college in the second year. Accommodation ranges from traditional study bedrooms on the main college site to modern purpose-built residences (with ensuite facilities and small communal kitchens) a few minutes’ walk away. All rooms are singles and have internet points. A full meal service is provided in the dining hall.
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The library is open 24 hours a day. It is fully automated and is well stocked with both basic texts and some of the more specialised publications needed for undergraduate work. There is a separate law library and reading room. There are a number of computers in public areas including the library, providing internet access. The chapel is a place of worship with an open and inclusive ethos. It has some of the finest acoustics in Oxford and is a venue for concerts, lectures, plays and social events. We provide excellent music facilities including two grand pianos, an organ and a harpsichord, as well as ample practice space.
The college has access to shared sports facilities, including a boathouse and subsidised gym membership.
The newly refurbished Junior Common Room (JCR) and student-run college bar are used for events throughout the year. The JCR has TV, video and games facilities, and is a large comfortable social space.
From rowing to table football: all the major sports – and minor ones – are represented at St Peter’s, with many teams enjoying considerable success. Artistic activities flourish and distinguished speakers are regularly invited to give talks. Music is a particular strength, with a strong instrumental, choral and jazz tradition. The music society puts on concerts regularly, and the mixed chapel choir sings regularly in chapel services and also tours Europe. There are opportunities to write for college publications, and the drama society organises productions regularly and welcomes new actors, playwrights and stage hands.