Welcome to the Conference of Colleges

A forum for the Colleges of the University of Oxford to deal with matters of shared interest and common purpose, and a voice for college interests within the University community

Oxford’s 38 colleges and six permanent private halls are both an integral part of the collegiate University and also independent, self-governing academic communities. Diverse in age, size and scope, all contribute significantly to the core activities of the University:  learning and teaching; research; and wider engagement with society.

About the Conference     Meet the Oxford Colleges
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About the Conference 

Learn more about the Conference of Colleges, its committees, and its relationship to the wider University of Oxford.

Officers and Secretariat

View details of the current officers of the Conference and its Secretariat.

Timetables of Meetings

View the termly calendar of meetings.

Members' Area

Detailed committee information is accessible to staff members of the University of Oxford and Colleges through your Single Sign-On.

Meet the Colleges

Learn more about the Colleges of the University of Oxford

The collegiate system is at the heart of the success of the University of Oxford, giving students and academics the benefits of belonging to both a large, internationally renowned institution and to a smaller, multidisciplinary, academic college community. Colleges and halls enable leading academics and students across subjects and year groups, and from different cultures and countries, to come together and share ideas.  Each college is supported by its own team of staff working across an array of professional, management, support, and technical roles.

Explore vacancies in the Colleges    Image Gallery

Black and white image of Radcliffe Square overlooking Brasenose College
Pink tulips in a flower bed in Worcester College

Community engagement

Learn more about the Colleges' work in our community

Discover the work that Colleges do with partners in our local community.  Access resources for engaging with the Colleges, learn about the University's work to reach out to students from state schools, and learn about opportunities to visit the Colleges throughout the year at University Open Days, Oxford Open Doors, and the National Gardens Scheme.  College premises are also available to be hired for private meetings and events through Conference Oxford.   

Community engagement    Visiting the Colleges