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


Creating Community During COVID

 8 October 2020 I 6:00pm ET

Director of Alumni Relations for the University of Oxford Christine Fairchild will join us to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges and opportunities for Alumni Relations.


OAANY: Discussion with Wes Moore

 8 October 2020 I 6:00pm ET

The Oxford Alumni Association of New York is excited to announce that Wes Moore, CEO of Robinhood, will be joining them for a discussion on social justice.


Terra Incognita: 100 maps to survive the next 100 years

14 October 2020 | 5:00pm ET 

Expert in globalisation and development, Professor Ian Goldin uses state-of-the-art maps to show humanity’s impact on the planet and demonstrate how we can save it and thrive as a species.


OxCam Philly: Chatsworth House and Its Collections

 23 October 2020 | Noon ET 

The Duke of Devonshire (Exeter '64) and Jay Robert Stiefel (ChCh '68) will discuss the Chatsworth art collections, among the most extensive in Europe, with pieces spanning more than 4,000 years.





An historic gift to support the new Reuben College 


Oxford University has received a landmark £80 million donation from the Reuben Foundation that will transform Oxford’s newest college and establish a major new scholarship programme for graduate and undergraduate students. The University last year established its 39th college – the first for 30 years – as a new base for graduate students who are eager to embrace opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange and apply their research to address key future challenges. Initially named Parks College for its location on Parks Road, the college is now set to become ‘Reuben College’, in recognition of the historic gift that secures its vision of a diverse, dynamic research community working on some of the key issues of our time. The college’s initial research themes are: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning; Environmental Change; and Cellular Life.

Read more about Reuben College 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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