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

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Q&A With Professor Susan Jebb

21 October 2021 | 1:00pm ET

How can our diet choices help make a positive impact on climate change? Ask Professor Susan Jebb, Professor of Diet and Health Sciences in this interactive Q&A event.


OUS Houston - An Evening with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein

23 October 2021 | 8:00pm CT

Join OUS Houston for a play at the Hobby Center. Lewis & Tolkien is a play set in Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub. Aging and legendary authors, J.R.R. Tolkien and his great friend C.S. Lewis, meet for what turns out to be the very last time.

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OUS San Diego: Temecula Wine Tour

24 October 2021 | 12:00pm PT

Visit 3 different wineries on private buses with lunch being provided at the second stop. The tour will be five hours long and include three glasses of wine for a total cost of $135.

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OUS Ottawa: Innovative Solutions to Longstanding Problems

27 October 2021 | 7:00pm ET

Hear from OUS Ottawa members who are experts in a variety of areas, and take the opportunity to ask them questions!


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Oxford retains top spot in world University rankings

For an impressive sixth consecutive year, Oxford has been ranked number one in the Times Higher Education University rankings. Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson made the following statement: "My colleagues and I are absolutely delighted to have achieved the top ranking again. There are many great universities around the world and we are proud to be in their company. This past year has demonstrated to our publics, our governments, and even to ourselves just how much universities can contribute to society. The vaccine Oxford developed is being distributed in over 170 countries and over a billion doses have been manufactured. Together our universities have made the strongest possible case for renewed public investment in research universities."

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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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