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-IL – Picnic and Concert in Millennium Park

16 August 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Oxford University Society for another lovely picnic in Millennium Park, listening to cello pieces by Haydn and others. 


OUS San Diego – Hamlet at The Old Globe

16 August 2017 | 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

All alumni and friends are invited to watch some of the nation’s finest classical actors, directed by Barry Edelstein, Artistic Director of the Old Globe.


OxCam Montreal – Summer Garden Barbeque

27 August 2017 | Time TBC

Save the date for the Oxford and Cambridge alumni network of Montreal's summer barbeque, taking place on Sunday 27 August. Details TBC.


OxCam Vancouver – Warren–Dunn Cup Croquet Match

27 August 2017 | 12:30pm - 3:00pm

You are invited to the Warren–Dunn Cup Croquet Match, held at the venerable Vancouver Croquet Club with its near-century-old lawns.



North American Alumni Honored

The Distinguished Friend of Oxford (DFO) Award was established in 1997 as a means of formally recognizing individuals who have acted as exceptional volunteers for the benefit of the wider University. Recipients of the 2017 Awards, including North America-based alumni Mr. Gus Carey (Keble, 1981) and Mrs. Jenny Rose Carey (Lady Margaret Hall, 1981), were honored at a ceremony at Keble College on 18 May.

The Careys have championed the University for more than thirty years by reinvigorating alumni groups, arranging meetings with potential benefactors, and hosting gatherings featuring senior Oxford academics. Mr. Carey helped to re-establish alumni groups in New York and Philadelphia and has entertained major supporters on behalf of the University. Mrs. Carey has held numerous alumni gatherings at their home and gardens, and has been a member of the LMH Advisory Council for many years. Since the mid-1980s, the Careys have formed meaningful and productive relationships with the Ashmolean Museum, Botanical Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Bodleian Libraries, and the Saϊd Business School. They have also been tireless supporters of the work of the North American Office, and are loyal and helpful to Keble and Lady Margaret Hall. The Careys are generous donors, leading volunteers, and highly-valued friends of the University. 

Click here to learn more about this year's group of Distinguished Friends of Oxford

Image information: Gus and Jenny Carey at Keble College, Oxford. Photo credit: John Cairns.


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