Oxford’s 39 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.
Learn more about the Conference of Colleges, its committees, and its relationship to the wider University of Oxford.
View details of the current officers of the Conference and its Secretariat.
View the termly calendar of meetings.
Detailed committee information is accessible to staff members of the University of Oxford and Colleges through your Single Sign-On.
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.
With input from across the colleges and permanent private halls, the Conference Sustainability Working Group have produced a report summarising the actions that colleges are taking to become more environmentally sustainable. The report details the merits, successes and the challenges involved. It has been produced as a means of sharing information and good practice, and to inspire positive change and wider engagement amongst the collegiate community.View the Conference Sustainability Working Group report