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


OxCam New England - Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

29 September 2019 I 11:00pm

You are invited to join the members of OxCamNE on a self-guided tour of the highly acclaimed exhibition.  



OUS Northern California - Royal Oak Lecture

 1 October 2019 I 2:00pm

Listen to a talk by Dr. Oliver Cox on Prize Stallions and Beasts of Burden: The Horse and the English Country House.


Oxford North America - Guy Thwaites Lecture in New York

7 October 2019 I 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Presented by Guy Thwaites, MD, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Oxford.


OUS Ottawa - University Challenge Quiz Night

 17 October 2019 7:30pm

Does your alumni society have the best trivia knowledge? Register to compete in the BHC's university challenge quiz event!  





Oxford ranked world's best university for fourth year running!

Oxford remains the only UK university to top the international rankings, which assess the quality of research, teaching and innovation at more than 1,200 institutions worldwide. The rankings assess universities on five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).

The full THE World University Rankings can be found 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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The North American Office team