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New College, Oxford

New College was established in 1379 approximately 200 years after Oxford came into existence. It is one of the most famous, largest and architecturally striking colleges with a variety of old and modern buildings, beautiful gardens and all the centre of the city close to many faculties, departments and Bodleian Library as well as cinemas, shops, clubs and cafes.

The college has friendly, relaxed and open atmosphere and is known for its dynamic and varied musical life comprising all kinds of music making and performance and a world-famous choir. New College is proud of actively engaged student body with an outstanding reputation for promoting the academic, social and sporting interests of its members.

Facilities for Students with Disabilities

There are various facilities for students with disabilities in Weston Buildings. The college encourages applicants with disabilities to consult the Home Bursar about their specific needs.

Library Resources

The library is spacious 1930s building with an ample array of approximately 1,00, 000 volumes and substantial holdings of periodicals. The library is well-equipped with excellent facilities such as wireless internet access. For more information, students are advised to visit the university website.

Computing Resources

  • Study-bedrooms are well-equipped with LAN/Ethernet connections and wireless access available in some areas of the college.
  • MCR computer room along with PCs and printers

Art, Drama, Music and Sport

  • Popular choir and various orchestras
  • Many music practice rooms with pianos
  • Band room with a drum kit, amplifiers, keyboard, decks, microphones and a PA system
  • Active drama society that regularly puts on plays
  • The New Collection, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal, which is produced by graduates
  • Graduate colloquia offering an excellent opportunity for graduates to present and discuss their work
  • Sports ground and pavilion just five minutes walk away from the main college site with pitches for football, rugby, hockey and two squash courts.
  • All weather court for basketball and netball and a small gym. In summer, there is a cricket pitch and hard and grass courts for tennis
  • Boat house on the banks of the Thames river with various college punts available for students use in the summer term

Other Facilities

  • The Middle Common Room (MCR) is a large room with a veranda and bar as well as an espresso machine and kitchen
  • Media room for watching movies and television

Accommodation and Meals

Graduate accommodation is located in the Weston Buildings, which is a five-minute walk away from the main college site. There are study bedrooms with LAN/Ethernet access, bathroom and telephone facilities are shared between two rooms. It must be noted that the college has no accommodation for families and couples. The graduate accommodation is self-catering with modern and large kitchen with dining areas looking out onto the sports field. Meals are provided for graduates in the College Dining Hall during term and other days either side of term.

Prizes and Funding

  • Various college scholarships for graduate study ranging from 1,000 to 25,000 per annum
  • Generous assistance with travel and research expenses
  • Hardship funds


The Middle Common Room (MCR) is located in the Weston Buildings and is an active centre of the graduate life at college. The MCR committee organizes welfare, social, cultural and sports events for graduates and represents the student body to college. The list of some of the academic staff members is given below.

Academic Staff

  • Biochemistry and Biological Sciences: Professor Antony Galione, Dr Oliver Pybus , Professor George Ratcliffe, Professor Jeremy Thomas
  • Chemistry: Professor Steve Davies, Professor John McGrady, Dr Christiane Timmel
  • Classical Philosophy: Dr Paolo Crivelli
  • Classics: Mr Robin Lane Fox, Dr Jane Lightfoot
  • Computational Biology: Professor Kevin Burrage
  • Economics: Dr Ian Crawford, Professor Dieter Helm, Dr Richard Mash, Professor Tony
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  • Engineering: Dr Rene Banares-Alcantara, Professor David Limebeer, Dr Paul Newman, Professor Martin Williams
  • English: Dr Mark Griffith, Professor Laura Marcus, Dr William Poole

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