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Open Days and Visits

Open Days 2014 St John’s College

Our next college open day will be on 19th September 2014, as part of the main University Open Days. For more information see

Feedback - 2014 Open Days

If you have attended our Open Days we would be very grateful if you could let us know your highlights and suggestions for improvement.

Leave us feedback through the Open Day Questionnaire

September Open Day Programme

The College is open for drop-in visits, tours, ask a student and the opportunity to speak to Admissions staff from 10am - 5pm. 

Enter St John's through the main lodge on St Giles or via the 'Back Lodge' in Parks Road (particular useful for visitors coming from the Unviersity Science Area). Look out for our banners marking entrances.

Student-led tours will be leaving throughout the day or you are free to wander around independently. Our Student Ambassadors are always on hand to chat and answer questions: they are easy to spot in their bright red polo shirts. Also look out for our our 'meet the students' and 'meet the admissions team' stalls in Canterbury Quad. 

Subject Panel Sessions  - in the Garden Quad Auditorium

1:00 - 1:30 pm Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences subjects represented: Archaeology and Anthropology, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Classics and Joint Schools, Economics Joint Schools, English and Joint Schools, Fine Art, Geography, History and Joint Schools, History of Art, Law and Law with Law Studies in Europe, Modern Languages and Joint Schools, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy Joint Schools, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Theology and Joint Schools

2:00 - 2:30 pm Sciences subjects represented: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science and Joint Schools, Engineering, Human Sciences, Mathematics and Joint Schools, Medicine, Physics and Joint Schools, Psychology and Joint Schools

During the subject panels tutors and students will give an overview of the strengths of the relevant courses at Oxford and St John's and outline subject-specific entrance requirements. 

After the subject panels tea and light refreshments are offered in the Garden Quad Reception Room. Potential applicants have the opportunity for informal discussion with our subject tutors. While we endeavour to make tutors available for every subject offered at St John's, we cannot always guarantee tutor availability for smaller degree courses.  If you wish to check whether a tutor will be available in your subject, please contact the Admissions Secretary, Sarah Jones.

Lunch & Accommodation

Over night accommodation is now fully booked for the September Open Day

Apart from lunch, our program is fully drop-in. All visitors can join us for college tours, ask a student, subject panels and tea with the tutors. We are able to provide lunch ONLY for pre-booked applicants and teachers. 

One night's overnight accommodation is offered to students or schools travelling more than 70 miles. 

We limit lunches/accommodation to 10 per school.

Please contact our Admissions Secretary Sarah Jones, to book lunch or accommodation for the September Open Day.

Travel and Parking for Open Days

Note that car travel and parking in Oxford City Centre is difficult, particularly on Open Days. For advice about travel and parking please see the main University Open Day pages:

Visiting Oxford at Other Times

See also our Working with Schools pages for details of Subject Study Days, School Holiday tours and other events in Oxford. 

The University’s Undergraduate Admissions Office has produced a series of Audio Tours to guide you around the city. Download them from the Oxford University website.

You can also watch a Guided Tour of St John's on this website, which was created by some of our students.

When time allows, the Admissions Secretary and Schools Liaison Officer are happy to arrange individual visits.

Schools’ Liaison Officer: Lorna Stevenson
Admissions Secretary: Sarah Jones

Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford