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


Department of Politics and International Relations Lecture

 29 September 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira, Associate Professor in Comparative Politics, will discuss Development and the Commodities Boom: an end to "Africa Rising" at Oxford's North American office.

 Ships sailing past Boston

 Oxford Writers' House Event in
New York

3 October 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come enjoy a drinks reception followed by brief remarks on the inception and vision for the newly instated Oxford Writers' House. 

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OUS San Diego - Oxford vs Cambridge Bowling Challenge

 8 October 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A challenge has been issued, and it is our task to answer: Oxford and Cambridge will battle it out on the Lawn Bowling greens in Balboa Park.

 Bowling green

Save the Date: 2016 OxBridge Cascades Luncheon

 16 October 2016 | 12:00 pm 

Save the date for the 2016 OxBridge Luncheon in Oregon.

Kathleen Sullivan


Alumni voices: Kathleen Sullivan

Kathleen Sullivan praises the tutorial system and her Oxford education, explaining how it has contributed to her successful career in academia and the courtroom. She shares her experiences as the former Dean of Stanford Law School, and refers to her work representing major companies in the US Supreme Court. Listen here.

This interview was recorded during the recent Alumni Weekend in Washington, DC.


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