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

 California Yacht Club

OxCam Vancouver Island – Dinner and Presentation on Public Gardens

7 November 2017 

You are cordially invited to an afternoon of fine dining along with an illuminating presentation by Dr. Ian E. Efford (St. Catherine’s, Oxford) on the History of Vancouver Island’s Public Gardens!


OxCam Philadelphia – Dinner Featuring Professor Louise Richardson

8 November 2017 | 6:00 pm

Join us for the Oxford & Cambridge Society of Philadelphia's annual dinner featuring Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford.


OxCam Toronto – W. Kenneth McCarter Memorial Dinner at Massey College

21 November 2017 | TBA

Our Massey College dinner, now named the W. Kenneth McCarter Memorial Dinner, will be held this year on November 21st at Massey College. More details will follow soon.


OUS San Diego – Parlor Talk at the Mangelsen Gallery in La Jolla

29 November 2017 | 6:30 pm

Join us in La Jolla as Professor Peter Wadhams, Cambridge Professor of Ocean Physics, speaks to us at a Parlor Talk on "Arctic Ice Loss and its Effects on Climate Change."



My Oxford Is... Photo Contest

Calling all Oxonian shutterbugs!

Share the best picture of your Oxford with us for the chance to win an exciting prize!

Join us on Instagram and show us a favorite picture from your time at Oxford, whether it was as a student or during a trip back for an Alumni Weekend or gaudy! We never tire of looking at beautiful Oxford, and we know that everyone's Oxford is different and lovely in its own special way.

Learn more about the Official Rules and Prizes



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.

Make a Donation

If you prefer to mail or fax a giving form, please download the form here.

Professor Louise Richardson with the North American Office team