University College – A New Centre for Summer 2017!

We are delighted to announce a new centre for our 2017 Oxford Summer School!
With its iconic entrance on the High Street and illustrious portfolio of alumni, University College – affectionately known as “Univ” – is a real asset to our Oxford Summer School. The College’s accommodation will be hosting some of our 16-18 students, and we look forward to welcoming you to its historic buildings and colourful gardens this summer. In the meantime, here are a few of our favourite facts about Univ:

  • The college was founded in 1249, and is consequently among the oldest of Oxford‘s constituent colleges.
  • Logic Lane, a small cobbled street, runs right through the middle of the College. A picturesque covered bridge links the two halves of the College together.
  • Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley attended Univ from 1810-1811, but was expelled after distributing The Necessity of Atheism around the University. These days he is considered an honoured alumnus, and a statue in his memory is available to view in its own memorial building.
  • Univ has the longest grace of an Oxford college, a two-person call and response in Latin between a Scholar of the College and its Master or most senior Fellow.
  • The College boasts an impressive list of alumni, including Clement Attlee, C.S. Lewis, Bill Clinton, and Stephen Hawking.

More information is available on our University College centres page.

Do you want the opportunity to study in University College this summer? Browse our 16-18 courses now ➙