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Open day visitors
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Sample Open Day programme

The next University-wide Open Days for undergraduates will be on Wednesday 3 July 2019, Thursday 4 July 2019, and Friday 20 September 2019. The official timetables for the days will be made available as the dates approach but some sample programmes are provided here to give you a flavour of what you can do and see during an Oxford Open Day.

If you can, visit at least one department and a shortlist of colleges which offer the course(s) you are interested in studying on the Open Day. This will give you the best chance to find out what it's like to live and study in Oxford. If you still have questions, then you can come to the Open Day Information Centre where there will be information desks and admissions staff available from 09:00 to 17:00.

Subject events

Choosing the right course is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when considering your options for university. Open Days offer a rare opportunity to visit departments and speak to staff and students who know all about the subject you love and what it is like to study it here.

Most departments offer information to visitors on a drop-in basis on Open Days though some require you to book in advance for their events. Booking and event details will be listed on department's own websites - links to each are given in the table below. Opening times for events in June 2018 are shown below.

Department name

Opening times for drop-in visitors

Any events that can be booked in advance?

 

Department name

Opening times for drop-in visitors

Any events that can be booked in advance?

Archaeology and Anthropology10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis History of ArtNo drop-insYes, booking information on department website
Biochemistry 10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Human Sciences10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Biology09:00-12:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Law09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Biomedical Sciences09:45-14:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis  Materials Science09:00-15:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Chemistry10:30-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis  Mathematics09:30-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Classics09:15-16:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis  Medicine09:30-16:30

No, all events are available on a drop-in basis

Please note that admission to the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre is limited to prospective students and teachers only.

Computer Science09:30-17:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Modern Languages14:00-15:00Yes, booking information on department website
Earth Sciences 10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Music09:30-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Economics and Management10:00-12:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Oriental Studies10:00-12:00Yes, booking information on department website
Engineering Science10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Philosophy, Politics and Economics09:30-17:00Yes, booking information on department website
English 09:30-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Physics10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Fine Art

Sessions start at 10:00 and 14:30, so please arrive on time to join the group. No booking required.

 

Psychology (Experimental) (at the Examination Schools)

09:00-17:00

No, all events are available on a drop-in basis

Geography10:00-15:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis StatisticsFor information on the Mathematics and Statistics course please attend the Mathematics events
History (at the Examination Schools) 09:00-14:00Yes, booking information on department website Theology and Religion10:00-15:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis.

College events

All colleges welcome drop-in visitors, but some require you to book in advance for some of their events. Opening times for events in June 2018 are shown below. Many colleges offer accommodation for students attending their events who cannot make the journey to Oxford and back in one day. Details about this will be available in the weeks ahead of the next Open Days.

 College name

Opening times for drop-in visitors

Any events that can be booked in advance?

 

College name

Opening times for drop-in visitors

Any events that can be booked in advance?

Balliol 10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis The Queen's College09:00-17:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Brasenose 09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Regent's Park09:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Christ Church09:00-17:00Yes, booking information on college website St Anne's09:15-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis 
Corpus Christi 10:00-16:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis St Benet's Hall10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Exeter 10:00-16:30Yes, booking information on college website St Catherine's09:30-18:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Harris Manchester*09:00-17:00Yes, booking information on college website St Edmund Hall 09:30-16:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis 
Hertford10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis St Hilda's 08:30-16:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Jesus College 10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis St Hugh's 09:00-18:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Keble 09:00-17:00Yes, booking information on college website St John's 10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis 
Lady Margaret Hall 09:30-18:00Yes, booking information on college website St Peter's 09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Lincoln 09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Somerville 08:45-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis 
Magdalen10:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Trinity 10:00-16:00Yes, booking information on college website
Mansfield09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis University College 10:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop in basis 
Merton 09:45-17:00Yes, booking information on college website Wadham09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop in basis
New College10:00-16:30No, all events are available on a drop-in basis Worcester 09:00-17:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Oriel 09:00-17:00Yes, booking information on college website Wycliffe Hall*14:00-16:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis
Pembroke 08:30-18:00No, all events are available on a drop-in basis    

Open Day Information Centre

If you still have questions after visiting departments or colleges, or if the event you planned to attend is full, then please come to the Open Day Information Centre at the Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street. You may attend talks or chat to staff at the following information stands: Admissions, Admissions tests, Careers Service, Continuing Education, Disabled Students, IT Services, Mature Students, Student Fees and Funding. Oxford SU (Student Union) and representatives from University Sport as well as clubs and societies will also be on hand to answer your questions.

Museums, Libraries and other venues

Museums and Libraries are an important and exciting resource for Oxford students. Please take the opportunity to visit during the Open Days.

Museums

Ashmolean Museum10:00-17:00
Museum of the History of Science12:00-17:00
Oxford University Museum of Natural History10:00-17:00
Pitt Rivers Museum10:00-16:30
University of Oxford Botanic Gardens09:00-18:00

Libraries

Bodleian Library and History Faculty Library (Radcliffe Camera) 11.15-15:45
Bodleian Law LibraryTours at 09:00, 12:00, 16:00
Bodleian Social Science Library09:30-17:30
Sackler Library Tours at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
Philosophy & Theology Faculties Library10:00-16:00
Radcliffe Science Library09:30-16:30

Other venues

Sports Centre

06:00-22:30

Language Centre

10:00-16:00
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