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Linacre College

Linacre College is one of the best graduate colleges, which draws students from most subject areas and from around fifty different nationalities. Linacre College came top of a University-wide 'green college' survey carried out by the student press in 2007.

Linacre College is the first Oxbridge College to be carbon-neutral and hold Fairtrade status. The Griffiths Building opened in 2008 and conforms to higher environmental standards. The college is located fifty metres from the University Parks and Science Area and a ten-minute walk from the centre of Oxford and all major departments. The college offers students various facilities throughout the year.

Facilities for Students with Disabilities

  • Main College buildings are wheelchair accessible
  • Especially adapted en-suite student accommodation available
  • Students can apply for help with extra costs, which they incur as a result of learning difficulty or a disability

Library Resources

  • Twenty-four hour opening
  • Access to the University's databases and e-journals
  • A selection of core course texts and an outstanding general literature collection for free-time reading

Computing Resources

  • The modern computing suite is well-quipped and has network ports for students to use laptops
  • Each study room has high-speed internet access for computers
  • Some of the most comprehensive and best IT support for students in the university
  • The university wireless services Eduroam and OWL are presently provided in the major areas such as Library and Common Room

Art, Music, Drama and Sport

  • Monthly art exhibitions
  • Music practice room
  • Best gym facilities in Oxford

Other Facilities

  • Comfortable and large common room with a cable television, bar and daily newspapers and journals
  • Various small offices are available for use by graduate students who do not have a secure and quite study room elsewhere

Accommodation and Meals

  • Sixty-four college-owned houses around the city and ninety-one single study bedrooms on the main site
  • Two self-contained flats, thirteen double rooms and two suitable flats for families
  • The Griffiths Building opened in 2008 offering thirty-two en-suite rooms. The standard period of occupancy is between 1 Oct and 31 July
  • The cafeteria-style dinner and lunch provided in College Monday to Friday
  • Formal dinners are served on Thursday and Tuesday evenings during term-time and are open to students, guests and fellows

Funding and Prizes

  • Linacre College has a very good portfolio of scholarship to support graduate study.
  • Linacre offers Thomas Linacre Prizes for contribution to college life and two annual Domus Research Prizes for research excellence
  • Students are eligible fro up to 300 towards the cost of presenting their work at the conference
  • Grants available to those representing the university at sports and for those experiencing financial hardship

Academic Staff

  • Archaeology: Professor M Pollard, Dr M D Petraglia
  • Clinical Medicine: Professor N La Thangue, Dr S Travis, Dr B Warren
  • Anthropology: Dr E Ewart, Dr M O'Hanlon, Dr L Peers, Dr L Rival
  • Biochemistry: Dr N Zitzmann
  • Computation: Dr S Kreutzer, Dr J Whiteley
  • Criminology: Professor F Varese
  • Engineering: Dr. H Ye
  • Commonwealth Studies: Professor J Alexander
  • Education: Professor A Watson, Dr H Ertl, Dr H C Walter
  • English: Dr H O'Donoghue
  • Law: Mr D Awrey
  • Environment: Dr J Holmes, Dr S A Bhagwat, Professor S J Whatmore
  • Fine Art: Professor B Catling
  • Forced Migration: Dr M Gibney
  • History: Dr J A Bennett, Professor P Corsi
  • Linguistics: Professor M Dalrymple
  • Management Studies: Dr H Ozsoylev
  • Materials: Dr H Assender, Dr V Burlakov, Dr S Dudarev,, Professor A I Kirkland, Dr M Castell
  • Philosophy: Professor S Saunders
  • Pathology: Dr E Fodor
  • Physics: Professor S Sarkar
  • Portuguese: Dr S R Parkinson
  • Plant Sciences: Dr N D Brown, Dr G M Preston
  • Politics: Professor R D Caplan
  • Statistics: Professor G McVean
  • Psychiatry: Professor K.P. Ebmeier, Professor A L Stein, Professor J M G Williams


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