The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and lays claim to nine centuries of continuous existence. As an internationally renowned centre for teaching and research, Oxford attracts students and scholars from across the globe, with almost a quarter of our students from outside of Great Britain. More than 130 nationalities are represented among a student population of over 18,000. Oxford is a collegiate university, with 39 self-governing colleges related to the University in a type of federal system. There are also seven Permanent Private Halls, founded by different Christian denominations. Thirty colleges and all halls admit students for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Seven other colleges are for graduate students only; one has Fellows only, and one specializes in part-time and continuing education. For information about Oxford's North American Office, click here


OUS Houston: Robert Burns Night

24 January 2021 | 4:30pm CT

The Oxford Univeristy Society of Houston will continue their traditional Robert Burns Night celebration virtually this year. Listen to poetry and raise a glass of scotch with old friends and new! Email for information. 

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The Future of American Politics Series

28 January 2021 | 12:00pm ET

The Rothermere American Institute kicks off their new series discussing America's post-election period with "The Biden Administration: Priorities & Challenges". More information can be found here.

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OUS Ottawa: Virtual Wine Tasting

9 February 2021 | 7:00pm ET

The Oxford University Society of Ottawa is hosting a virtual wine tasting! All are welcome, even if you do not plan to indulge. For more information, please email

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VIOCS: Virtual Alumni Lecture Series

11 February 2021 | 7:00pm PT 

The Vancouver Island Oxford & Cambridge Society continues their alumni lecture series with a talk from Cambridge alumnus Teale Phelps-Bondaroff, titled 'A Typology of Direct Action at Sea'. Email for information.


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$10 million gift for new nanoscience


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A new institute for nanoscience research is to open in Oxford thanks to a $10 million gift from The Kavli Foundation. The new Kavli Institute for NanoScience Discovery (Kavli INSD) at Oxford will be a unique combination of structural biology with world-leading biochemistry, pathology, chemistry, physics, physiology and engineering. Based in a new building at the centre of Oxford’s Science Area site, it will house more than 40 faculty and 400 students, postdocs and research staff.

Read more about the new nanoscience institute here.





For almost 1,000 years, Oxford University has been recognized and celebrated across the world as a jewel in the crown of world learning. Just as our past inspires us, it also demands that we achieve greater heights in the centuries to come. Inspired philanthropy has always played an important role in this University by providing resources for great scholarship, architectural jewels such the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera, or the great engineering, medical and scientific laboratories of the 20th century. By giving to Americans for Oxford, you are continuing this tradition of excellence. Thank you.

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