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Keble College, Oxford

Keble College is affiliated to the University of Oxford. The college offers students an excellent opportunity to belong to a large and flourishing graduate community. The college admits approximately 100 graduate students each year.

Keble College has a Middle Common Room (MCR), which is culturally diverse, multi-disciplinary and international community. The MCR is closely integrated into the social and academic life of the college.

Keble is a community of men and women sustained by mutual commitment to ideals of academic excellence. The college desire to realize the full potential of the members by providing them social and academic support and motivating them to widen their horizons by way of interacting with people from other disciplines.

Applicants are welcome for research degrees and taught masters in most subjects. The college is, especially; keen to encourage applications from students whose research interest overlaps with fellows of the college. To know more about general support for graduate students, please visit the college website.

Facilities for Students with Disabilities:

Some of the colleges' buildings comprising JCR, MCR, Library, Porters' Lodge, Chapel and Bar are accessible to wheelchair users either via removable ramp or flat access. Wheelchair access to the dining Hall is via a lift. The college has various ground-floor study bedrooms and one study-bedroom with en-suite facilities, purpose-built suitable for a wheelchair user. All study-bedrooms have telephones connection and data points to both the university and college networks.

Library Resources

Keble College has an outstanding library with well-stocked and comfortable reading rooms. The library supports graduate study on taught courses and welcomes suggestions from its users. The working collections comprise approximately 45, 000 volumes of printed materials. Students have access to a broad range of electronic resources offered by the university. The library is open for twenty-four hours a day for most of the year.

Computing Resources

  • Computer rooms provide Macs, PCs and laser printers; full-time computer officers may help with any problems
  • The college is completed-networked and linked into the internet, with internet connection points in each room and wireless access in the Caf Keble and Library.

Art, Music, Drama and Sport

  • Drama, music and a wide range of sports and other societies thrive at levels ranging from the novice to the near-professional
  • Keble's Music Society and the chapel choir are among the best in the university and the college has the impressive O'Reilly Theatre
  • Keble has a well-equipped gym and the sports ground and squash courts are within easy reach

Other Facilities

The college is keen to foster lively interdisciplinary research discussion groups comprising students and academic staff. Graduate students will be encouraged to take part in these and relevant conferences.

Accommodation and Meals

  • Accommodation to all first year graduate students
  • The majority of graduate accommodation is on the Acland Site that is near to the college
  • Two apartments are available for partners or married couples in Felstead House on the Acland Site. However, the college does not accommodate children
  • Graduate students have access to cooking facilities; however, meals can be taken in the college throughout the year
  • Laundry facilities are available


The MCR includes a nearly equal amount of sciences and arts students. The MCR facility itself has a spacious set of rooms, a refrigerator, a large wide-screen television, comfortable furniture, a microwave, telephone and computers with internet. The list of some of the academic staff members is given below.

Academic Staff

  • Archaeology and Anthropology: Professor Chris Gosden, Dr Lisa Bendall, Dr Iain Morley
  • Biological Sciences: Dr Stephen Kearsey, Professor Jonathan Hodgkin
  • Chemistry: Professor Harry Anderson, Professor Stephen Faulkner, Dr Brid Cronin
  • Computation: Professor Paul Jeffreys, Dr Stephen Cameron, Dr Brian Harrington
  • Economics: Dr Howard Smith, Dr Kevin Sheppard
  • Engineering: Professor Sir Mike Brady, Professor Paul Taylor, Professor Richard Darton, Dr Stephen Payne, Dr Piotr Orlowski
  • English: Dr Diane Purkiss, Dr Matthew Sperling, Dr Alex da Costa
  • French: Dr Michael Hawcroft
  • Geography: Dr Richard Washington, Dr Alisdair Rogers, Dr Nick Cutler
  • German: Professor Anthony Phelan
  • History Ancient: Dr Peter Thonemann
  • History, Modern: Dr Ian Archer, Dr Anna-Maria Misra, Dr Mark Philpott
  • Law: Mr Edwin Peel, Professor James Edelman

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