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 39 colleges and four 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.

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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.

Vacancies in the Colleges and Permanent Private Halls

View details of current academic and non-academic vacancies in the Colleges.

Meet the Oxford Colleges

View details on the Colleges.

Community Engagement

Resources including a calendar of planned events and road closures and the Broad Street Protocol.

Biodiversity in Colleges   

Discover what Colleges are doing to monitor, restore and encourage biodiversity in this audit report

The Conference Sustainability Working Group has produced this report on biodiversity audits, which were carried out at participating colleges in 2021 and 2022. This report provides a baseline for tracking biodiversity and our aim is to share information and good practice around biodiversity in order to encourage positive change and wider engagement and collaboration across the collegiate community.

View the Conference of Colleges Biodiversity Audit report   

students looking for worms in Somerville
solar panels on the Lady Margaret Hall roof

Environmental Sustainability  

Discover what the Colleges and Permanent Private Halls are doing to embed sustainable approaches across their estates

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   

Catering for diners from diverse backgrounds

A suite of training and recipe resources for catering and hospitality staff in Oxford Colleges and departments 

View  training and recipe resources

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