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: Virtual Social Hour via Zoom

23 April 2021 | 7:00pm PT

Join fellow Oxford Alumni in Northern California for a virtual meetup! Grab a glass of wine and mingle, or network. Please email for the Zoom meeting link. 

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OUS San Diego: Canadian & Greenlandic High Arctic

31 April 2021 | 1:00pm ET

Join Dr Owen Weller, University of Cambridge, and Professor Marc St-Onge, Geological Survey of Canada and University of Oxford, as they introduce this latest talk in the Armchair Travel series. Register here. 

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OxCam New England: Royal Oak Lecture

6 May 2021 | 2:00pm ET

Angus Haldane (University College, Oxford), Art Consultant will speak on "Mega-Dealers and Tastemakers: Bringing European Masterpieces to America". Register here.

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OxCam Nova Scotia: Virtual Tuesday Lunch

11 May 2021 | 2:00pm ET

Join members of the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Nova Scotia for their monthly lunch, held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please contact the Secretary, John Devlin, at if you wish to join.  


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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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