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Mansfield College, Oxford

Mansfield College offers the stimulating environment in which students and tutors work together to accomplish academic excellence and sustain a supportive and active community.

Students who study at Mansfield will become members of friendly and welcoming community. The college aims at providing a supportive environment in which students can excel academically. Mansfield invites undergraduates to specially devised induction programme in the week before they begin their course. In this programme, students receive advice and guidance from current students and tutors about how to get the most out of their time at Oxford.

In order to encourage good relations between the Middle Common Room (MCR) Members and Senior, graduate students are regularly able to dine on the High Table. The MCR has occasional guest nights in Hall and in Hilary and Michaelmas terms there is a shared seminar and dinner. In Trinity Term doctoral, students may invite their supervisors to a special dinner. The college is a short walk away from the Bodleian Library, Science Area and major Humanities libraries.

Facilities for Students with Disabilities

  • Stair lift to the Hall
  • There is one room apt for a wheelchair user in the graduate accommodation building
  • For more information, students are advised to contact the Accommodation Manager

Library Resources

  • Main Library
  • Theology Library
  • Law Library
  • A twenty-four hour access to all the libraries

Computing Resources

  • Telephone and network connections are available in all study bedrooms
  • A well-equipped computer room with full internet and email access available on the college site

Art, Music, Drama and Sport

  • Mansfield shares a sports ground (around eight minutes walk away) with Merton College
  • Squash and tennis are available on the same site
  • Superb rowing facilities
  • Regular student drama productions
  • A leading college for student journalism
  • Lively musical life along with concerts throughout the academic year

Student Societies

Student societies depend on the creative talent and interest of the current student body. However, established societies include: a famous Film Club, thriving subject societies like Geography, Law and PPE societies, which organizes various activities and annual dinners, evening discussion groups which replicate the academic interests of the tutors and students in college, and regular events to motivate and celebrate achievements of women in the college.

Mansfield is one of the prominent colleges for involvement in student journalism. The college has a chapel available to students for music practice and also holds regular lunch time recitals. There is an active college choir. The college organizes a number of activities throughout the year. It is involved in a broad range of sports teams including cricket, football, netball and many students participate in these games enthusiastically.

Accommodation and Meals

  • Fourteen-room graduate building along with a designated common room, laundry and cooking facilities in East Oxford and other rooms in Mansfield housing nearby
  • Meals available in the Hall during full-term and on a limited basis in vacation
  • Letting period: ten months with possible extension to twelve on request

MCR

  • There is a common room on the main site along with entertainment facilities
  • MCR has full representation on Governing Body and many other committees
  • MCR elected bench organizes a number of events often with JCR, SCR and other colleges
  • The MCR organizes a termly conference at which members present their research to both the SCR and MCR

Academic Staff

  • Economics: Dr Antoni Chawluk, Professor Marcel Fafchamps
  • Engineering: Dr Christopher Martin, Dr Vicente Grau
  • English Literature: Professor Rosalind Ballaster, Ms Lucinda Rumsey, Dr Matthew Bradley, Professor Lynda Mugglestone
  • Geography: Dr Derek McCormack, Dr Pamela Berry, Dr Richard Powell
  • History, Modern: Dr Kathryn Gleadle, Dr Helen Lacey
  • Human Sciences: Dr Andrew Gosler
  • Law: Dr Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Ms Nancy Eisenhauer
  • Management: Professor Ian Jones
  • Materials Science: Professor James Marrow, Dr Jason Smith, Dr Peter Nellist
  • Mathematics: Dr Janet Dyson, Mr Derek Goldrei, Dr Jonathan Marchini, Professor Stephen Chapman
  • Medicine: Professor Howard Clark, Professor Ian Sargent


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