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: Houston Oxford Society Holiday Party

4 December 2021 | 7:00pm CT

The Houston Oxford Society is excited to announce the resumption of their annual holiday party! Please check back soon for further details regarding time and location.

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OxCam San Diego: Ebenezer Scrooge Big San Diego Christmas Show

8 December 2021 | 6:00pm PT

Enjoy this inventive reimagining of the classic Charles Dickens story with OxCam San Diego at the Old Globe. A casual social gathering will take place beforehand.

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OUS DC: A Victorian Christmas with English Heritage Lecture

9 December 2021 | 1:00pm ET

Christmas as we know it, the gifts, the decorated tree, the big meal, we owe to Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert. Michael Hunter, English Heritage's Curator of Collections, will share how that royal family formed our family traditions. 

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OUS Mexico: OxBridge Christmas Dinner

14 December 2021 | 7:00pm CT

Oxford and Cambridge alumni in Mexico City will celebrate the Holiday Season at Franca Bistro's rooftop. Black tie attire is requested, and dinner will include a three course meal and an open bar. 


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Oxford Wins Presitgious Queen's Anniversary Prize

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the award of The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes to twenty-one higher and further education institutions, including Oxford University, in the most recent round of the independently reviewed scheme. This prestigious award is the highest national honour available to universities and FE colleges across the UK. The Prize-winners are universities and colleges who have been recognised for ground-breaking work and pioneering research in a wide range of disciplines including science, engineering, education, the humanities, the environment and medicine. Among those honoured was Oxford University whose efforts delivered vitally important design and creation of a COVID-19 vaccine. This work was notably completed at an unprecedented speed and helped reduce loss of life worldwide from coronavirus. Learn more.




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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