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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What the Election Results Mean for the UK & the Rest of the World

 16 November 2020 | 12:00pm ET 

How will the results of the 2020 US Presidential election impact American foreign policy, and what will America's changing role as a global leader under the next administration mean for the UK and the rest of the international community?

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AI & Human Rights: Promise & Peril for the 21st Century

 1 December 2020 | 1:00pm ET 

The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, Professor Louise Richardson invites you to join a webinar featuring the first Director of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI, Professor John Tasioulas moderated by Mr. Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times, with welcoming remarks by Mr. Stephen A. Schwarzman.

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OUS San Diego: Holiday Trivia Challenge & Toy Drive

 10 December 2020 | Time TBD 

Compete in a holiday-themed Quiz with other Oxonians against Yale and Harvard Alumni. All proceeds from the price of admission go towards Toys for Tots.

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OxCam Vancouver Island: Alumni Lecture Series

10 December 2020 | 7:00pm PT 

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Vancouver Island has begun a monthly webinar series featuring lectures from alumni with interesting professional experiences. To find out more information, please email


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Sir Roger Penrose Awarded

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for their work on black holes. Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford, and emeritus fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. He received the award today “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity.”

Read more about Sir Roger's Nobel Prize win 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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