University of Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus 2015 entry



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Magdalen


Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU

www.magd.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 276000

UCAS campus code: D

Founded


1458

Student numbers


undergraduates 411

graduates 173


Admissions information


+44 (0) 1865 276063

admissions@magd.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Open days


2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014 ox.ac.uk/opendays

Does this college offer your course? See pp 126- 127 [Transcriber's Note: page number of the printed edition. End of note]

see ox.ac.uk/ugcolls for information on tutors and staff at this college

Magdalen (pronounced ‘Maudlen’ ever since its founding in the mid-15th century) has some of the most beautiful buildings in Oxford, new as well as ancient. It is set in 100 acres of grounds which include the Deer Park and Addison’s riverside walk. Magdalen’s spaciousness has helped to determine its character - diversified, informal and without pressure to conform to any stereotype or set of views. Students are represented on all the key committees which run the college. The atmosphere is relaxed, devoid of social pressures, but with unambiguous ambitions towards academic and extra-curricular success.

Every year we aim to admit 118 undergraduates who demonstrate academic talent and commitment, entirely on merit and irrespective of social or ethnic background. We welcome applications from students with disabilities. Magdalen is able to provide for students who run into financial problems. There are a large number of travel and research grants every year, as well as annual tutorial prizes for the most promising and successful of our students.

Accommodation and meals


All undergraduates can live in college for the entire duration of their course, whether three years or four. Many college rooms have superb views, and all have access to bathroom facilities nearby. Every room has free internet access, a telephone and a mini fridge. Meals are available at competitive prices in the dining hall or in the 14th-century Old Kitchen Bar which acts as an ideal social centre shared by everyone: students, tutors and college staff.

Facilities


There are 100,000 volumes spread among the college’s five libraries, with the main ones open 24 hours a day. There is a large DVD collection, with an emphasis on modern language classics of cinema. The musical and theatrical lives of the college are particularly strong and the college auditorium seats up to 160 people and has superb ‘studio’ acoustics. We possess two music practice rooms and a dedicated modern languages room. Our computer facilities for students are outstanding. We have our own professionally maintained grounds for football, rugby, cricket and hockey as well as nine tennis courts, our own squash courts, and an all-weather pitch, all on site, and an extremely well-equipped Boat Club.

Student societies


Drama thrives. The Magdalen Players are renowned for their many high-class productions. Musical opportunities abound - as well as the famous Magdalen Choir and the Magdalen Orchestra, student bands and jazz groups are active. College societies cater for all interests, e.g. poetry, films and debating. Football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, swimming, rugby and cricket are very popular at all levels. Rowing - men’s and women’s - is traditionally strong.

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Mansfield


Mansfield College, Oxford, OX1 3TF

www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 270999

UCAS campus code: E

Founded


1886

Student numbers


undergraduates 211

graduates 99


Admissions information


+44 (0) 1865 282920

admissions@mansfield.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Open days


2 and 3 July, and 19 September 2014 ox.ac.uk/opendays

Does this college offer your course? See pp 126- 127 [Transcriber's Note: page number of the printed edition. End of note]

see ox.ac.uk/ugcolls for information on tutors and staff at this college

Mansfield is one of the smaller colleges, and those who study here become members of a welcoming and friendly community. We provide a supportive environment in which our students can excel academically. All our first-year undergraduates are invited to a specially devised induction programme in the week before they begin their course, where they receive guidance and advice from tutors and current students about how to get the most out of their time at university.

Mansfield acts on its belief that an Oxford education should be available to all those with the requisite talent, potential and application, whatever their background. Our proportion of students from the state sector is the highest among Oxford colleges. As well as new outreach work with schools and colleges in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Doncaster, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Greenwich, Kingston upon Hull and York, Mansfield runs events specifically for prospective applicants from colleges of further education and sixth form colleges.

Location


Mansfield occupies one of the best sites in Oxford, a short walk away from the Science Area and University libraries, close to the city centre but in a quiet position near the University Parks.

Accommodation and meals


All first years are accommodated on site. Finalists are either on site, or in the 1997 Ablethorpe building, a 15-minute walk away. Undergraduates living on site enjoy either the convenience of ensuite facilities or more spacious rooms in the Marsh block. All rooms have telephone and internet connections. The college dining hall provides some of the best food in the University at reasonable prices. A new student cafeteria and terrace are currently under construction, to be completed in July 2014.

Facilities


The well-stocked library is a beautiful wood-panelled room in a quiet area of college, with a computer room, and separate libraries for theology, law and history. Students have 24-hour access to the libraries and are encouraged to make recommendations for book purchases. Mansfield is fortunate to share Merton’s sports grounds, just a few minutes’ walk from the college with tennis and squash courts, and provides free gym membership for all students at a local gym. There is a pool table in the Junior Common Room (JCR) and darts are played in the cellar bar. We have a very sociable college cat.

Student societies


Student societies depend on the interests and creative talents of the current student body, but established societies include: a very popular Film Club, evening discussion groups which reflect the academic interests of the students and tutors in college, thriving subject societies such as Geography, Law and PPE societies, which hold annual dinners and a variety of other activities, and regular events to encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in the college. Mansfield is among the leading colleges for involvement in student journalism. The chapel is available for music practice and holds regular lunch time recitals, and there is an active college choir. Our small size makes it very easy to be involved in a wide range of sports teams, including netball, football and cricket, and many of our students try rowing for the first time when they come to Mansfield.

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