University celebrates Oxford Open Doors 2013

Many colleges, libraries, museums and departments across the collegiate University will open their doors to the public this weekend (14-15 September) as part of Oxford Open Doors 2013.

Oxford Open Doors, which is organised by Oxford Preservation Trust in partnership with the University of Oxford, celebrates the diversity of Oxford's built environment and some of the surprising stories behind the city's world-famous architecture and a landscape rich in history.

The full programme of events can be found on the Open Doors website.

This year's events highlight the twin themes of Oxford Design Excellence, a celebration of good design and new buildings, and the Nuffield Legacy, marking the 50th anniversary of the death of Lord Nuffield by looking at his gifts to education, medicine, and the University.

Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said: 'It is wonderful to see so many University and college facilities – libraries, museums, collections and even some of our newest developments as well as many Colleges opening their doors to the local community and visiting public.'