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 NorCal: In-person Happy Hour at the University Club

9 August 2022  I  6:30 PM PST

The University Club of San Francisco is excited to welcome Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial College Alumni to our happy hour on Tuesday, August 9 from 6:30pm-8:30pm PST

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OUS Illinois: Annual Picnic and concert at Millenium Park

13 August 2022  |  7:00 PM CDT

Please join us for the annual OUS-IL picnic and concert in Millennium Park on Saturday, 13 August starting at 7:00pm CDT.



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OUS NorCal: Monthly Third Tuesday Virtual Happy Hour

16 August 2022 | 6:30 PM PST

Come join an eclectic bunch of Oxonians and Cantabrigians from the Bay Area and beyond on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. or so P.D.T. at our monthly Third Tuesday Virtual Happy Hour.

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OAANY: Happy Hour at Serafina Rooftop

18 August 2022 | 6:00 PM ET

August's Happy Hour will take place at Serafina Rooftop, Times Square!


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Oxford launches new department to further bioscience teaching and research

The University of Oxford has today launched the Department of Biology which brings together the existing Departments of Zoology and Plant Sciences.

This merger presents new opportunities which will further enhance Oxford’s educational and research strengths in bioscience, bringing together world-leading scientists who are tackling major global challenges, from pandemics to the impacts of climate change, threats to biodiversity, and the securing of our food and natural resources.

Professor E.J Milner-Gulland and Mark Fricker joint Heads of the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford said: ‘The collaborative science undertaken by the Department of Biology will further our understanding of the complexities, interactions, and evolution of life on our planet, by answering fundamental scientific questions and tackling global challenges in biology.’

Learn more about the new department 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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