As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford is a unique and historic institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
Research carried out by Oxford’s staff, students and alumni has made an enormous impact on the world over the centuries. You can explore some of the more recent examples in the Oxford Impacts case studies and films. These range from impact on culture, business and policy to environment and health.
The impact of some research is evident immediately, whereas in other cases it can take years, or even decades, before the true value becomes apparent. There are no simple predictors of potential benefit or outcomes, and no single measure of impact.
Our professional services are also known collectively as the University Administration and Services (UAS).
Their purpose is to
The Alumni Office has partnered with travel booking specialist to offer alumni a discount on bed and breakfast accommodation in selected Colleges.
Availability is limited and tends to be better during the summer holidays. If you cannot find availability for your chosen dates, you can still book accommodation in other Oxford colleges, although a discount will not be applied.
Oxford meets the needs of its students, academics and the international research community with a wide range of library services provided by more than 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.
Health care is not just concerned with medical care; it also involves the careful management of a complex system and network of organisations.
Drawing on the School's internationally renowned expertise, this group explores how health care organisations work, why they work and, crucially, how to improve them.
Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences fund, develop and deliver training and conferences that span basic research, cutting-edge biomedicine and the application of genomics in healthcare.
The University Club is a sports and social facility for staff, graduates, alumni, retired or ex-staff of Oxford University, and membership is now available to their friends and family. The Club is situated on Mansfield Road, a short walk away from the city centre.
The Club offers great value, menus catering for all tastes and a broad selection of beverages, including local speciality ales. The Club also offers accommodation and plays host to the following sports: aerobics, dance, football, cricket, archery, tennis, squash, karate and fencing. Use of the gym is available for guests staying at the Club.
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