University of Oxford Undergraduate Prospectus 2015 entry



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St Anne’s


St Anne’s College, Oxford OX2 6HS

www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 274800

UCAS campus code: K


Founded


1879

Student numbers


undergraduates 430

graduates 302


Admissions information


+44 (0) 1865 274825

schools.liaison@st-annes.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

At St Anne’s we are committed to academic opportunity and excellence. We are an open, modern and integrated college, one of the largest in Oxford: a community of researchers and teachers, graduates and undergraduates. Our students are from a wide range of backgrounds - from state, private and international schools and colleges. Our tutors and staff are known for being approachable and supportive and we have an excellent reputation for welfare.

The college was founded to advance educational emancipation, and this remains at the heart of our ethos. It admits those candidates, regardless of background, who display the highest academic potential and imagination along with enthusiasm for their subject. St Anne’s rewards outstanding academic work, gives generous grants for research and travel, and offers exceptional chances for study in Japan and work experience in Europe and the USA, as well as UK-based internships.

Location


St Anne’s is slightly north of the city centre - five minutes by bicycle - just by the University Parks, close to the Science Area, Ashmolean Museum, Modern Languages and Classics Faculties and Mathematical and Oriental Institutes, as well as the new Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.

Accommodation and meals


St Anne’s aims to offer single study-bedrooms to students who wish to live in. All student rooms are on the college site and have Wi-Fi internet access. Nearly half our rooms are ensuite, and some rooms are specially designed for disabled access.

St Anne’s is renowned for the quality of its food. Most meals are relaxed self-service affairs on a pay-as-you-go basis, alongside popular ‘formal guest’ nights when students can bring friends. The college coffee shop is extremely popular with students and staff alike and there are also self-catering kitchenettes close to all rooms.


Facilities


We have the largest college library in Oxford, with 110,000 volumes on shelf for current use and a dedicated law library. With its 24-hour opening and responsiveness to students’ needs, it is a valuable and popular resource. Terminals give access to the University’s online catalogue and other databases. The computer room supplements the college network with a range of useful software and networked printers.

Our lecture theatres are superb venues for teaching, drama, film and chamber music. The JCR has a lively bar, games rooms, newly refurbished multi-gym, dark room and music practice rooms. The college shares a modern boathouse with St Hugh’s and Wadham and a nearby sports ground with St John’s.


Student societies


We have numerous events and activities: weekly music recitals and film screenings, guest speakers from public life, a choir, a swing band and joint orchestra with St John’s. Twice a term there are Subject-Family seminars, when members of college gather to listen to papers given by Fellows and students, followed by an informal dinner. The active JCR organises everything from a creative writing group to karaoke. The college nurtures serious teams, notably in football and its rowing eights, but there is also the full range of sporting pursuits for those after sheer fun.

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St Benet’s Hall Permanent Private Hall


male students only

St Benet’s Hall, 38 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LN



www.st-benets.ox.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1865 280556

UCAS campus code: 1

Founded


1897

Student numbers


undergraduates 48

graduates 7


Admissions information


+44 (0) 1865 280559

senior.tutor@stb.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

St Benet’s is the nearest equivalent today to the groups of students who gathered round masters in the 13th century and combined to form the University of Oxford. Founded in 1897 by Ampleforth Abbey, St Benet’s became a Permanent Private Hall of the University in 1918. Today it admits male undergraduates and graduates, of all faiths and none, alongside a community of monks, forming a total student body of about 55. Usually, 16 undergraduates a year are admitted to read for a small range of closely interconnected subjects in the humanities and social sciences. More homely than most colleges, St Benet’s provides both a strong sense of community within the hall and full engagement in University activities outside the hall, resulting in a mix of calmness and energy that is almost tangible.

The monastic office and Mass are celebrated daily in the chapel. All members are welcome, but no one is obliged to attend. Students are asked to be respectful of the monastic life, but the atmosphere is unpressurised, warm and friendly.

Location


At 38 St Giles’, close to the very centre of Oxford, in a handsome six-storey Georgian Grade II listed building.

Accommodation and meals


First-year undergraduates live in; second-year undergraduates normally live out; third-year undergraduates are offered accommodation as available. All bedrooms have internet points and telephones; about half are ensuite. For meals, tutors, students and monks all eat together at one common table, everyone taking a turn at serving.

Hospitality is important in the Benedictine tradition. Both male and female guests are welcome, and students of Blackfriars regularly eat with us. The hall hosts three formal meals per week: Sunday lunch, for which an invitation is much prized by students outside the hall, and dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Once a term there is an official Guest Night, the equivalent of the High Table guest nights of larger colleges, at which students mingle freely with often eminent guests.


Facilities


The library aims to provide a focused and up-to-date collection for undergraduate needs. It is open 24 hours a day and is a popular place to work. There is also a separate IT centre, and wireless internet access throughout the building. Students share the main Common Room of the hall with the monks and tutors, and also have a separate JCR with kitchenette and widescreen TV. There is a pleasant, enclosed garden and a much-used croquet lawn.

Student societies


Students take a full part in the life of the University according to their interests. The hall has its own VIII on the river, racquet club and discussion group, but otherwise students play for a wide range of college and University teams, and participate in many University societies. We usually have at least one Blue. Currently we have a Swimming Blue, Captain of the University Boxing team, members of several orchestras and choirs, and participants in charity and community organisations as well as the Union.

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