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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OUS Ottawa – Annual General Meeting

7 November 2016 | 6:00 pm

The Ottawa Branch Annual General Meeting taking place in the upstairs room at the Allegro Ristorante.

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OUS Calgary Alumni Drinks at Joey Tomatoes

10 November 2016 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop in for a drink with fellow alumni any time between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.

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OxCam New England – Royal Oak Lecture by Sarah Gristwood

10 November 2016 | 6:00 pm 

OxCam New England is co-sponsoring the reception and lecture for "Game of Queens: The Women Who Ruled 16th-Century Europe."

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New York Book Event with K. Sabeel Rahman

15 November 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An evening with K. Sabeel Rahman (Pembroke College, 2005) as he discusses his new book, Democracy against Domination.


•	MS. Mich. 617. 'The Michael Mahzor'. Germany, 1257–8.


Bodleian Loans in North America

Four pieces from the Bodleian Library's incredible collection are currently on loan to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for their exhibition Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven. This exhibition runs through 8 January 2017, and we hope you are able to make it! Be sure to tweet your reactions to us (@OxfordNA) and the Met (@metmuseum) by using the hashtag #MetJerusalem.

Click here to view all current loans in North America from Oxford Institutions
such as the Bodleian Libraries and the Ashmolean Museum.

Image information: MS. Mich. 617. 'The Michael Mahzor'. Germany, 1257-8. Illuminated Festival prayerbook with unique readings. Scribe: Judah ben Samuel Zaltman. Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.


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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Professor Louise Richardson with the North American Office team