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 NorCal: Oxford Graduate Internships

27 March 2021 | 10:00am PT

Join the head of Oxford's Internship Office at Career Services, Dr. Fiona Whitehouse, as she discusses her efforts to help find internships for Oxford graduates. Find out how you can help, and network with other Northern California alumni. Please email for access to the Zoom link. 

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Unlocking the Church: The Lost Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space

31 March 2021 | 1:00pm ET

We hope you are able to join us for this exciting talk featuring William Whyte, Professor of Social and Architectural History and fellow of St John's College, Oxford. Register here.

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OUS San Diego: Boat Race Viewing Party

4 April 2021 | 12:00pm PT

Viewing of the 165th Rowing of the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Races and an illustrated Pre-Race Replay presentation entitled The History of the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race by award-winning author William Lanouette, LSE, 1964, of The Triumph of the Amateurs. Get your tickets here.

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Meeting Minds Global 2021

12-17 April 2021

Experience an array of exciting and innovative talks during this six day event, featuring content streamed live across three time zones. Speakers will share their expertise on a diverse range of topics, including science and technology, the medical sciences, humanities, and the social sciences. Register now!


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Oxford vaccine creator Professor Sarah


Gilbert awarded RSA Albert Medal

The lead researcher on the Oxford vaccine team, Professor Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology in the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford. She is the Oxford Project Leader for ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, SARSCoV-2, with approval for use in many countries around the world.

The RSA Albert Medal is awarded annually to recognise the creativity and innovation of individuals and organisations working to resolve the challenges of our time. Professor Gilbert receives the 2021 honour for her services to collaborative innovation for the global common good. She is the 156th recipient of the medal, which was instituted in 1864 as a memorial to Prince Albert, former President of the Society.

Read more about the Professor Gilbert's achievement 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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