The University of Oxford Newcomers' Club is an organisation, run by volunteers, whose aim is to help the newly-arrived wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic and administrative members of the University to settle in and to give them the opportunity to meet people in Oxford.

Wednesday Coffee Mornings

Our main weekly social event is held every Wednesday morning during the University term (and the week before term begins and the week after term ends) to chat, drink coffee and make bookings for events we have organised. We meet at the University Club (11 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3SZ) from 10.30 until 12.00. Informal get-togethers also continue most Wednesday mornings during vacations.

"Pay and Display" parking is available in Mansfield Road but it is expensive and places are not always easy to find.

Other activities

In addition to the Wednesday social mornings, we support several special interest Groups, to which members are warmly invited to attend and each term we organise visits to places of interest within and near Oxford. All these events and other social gatherings are listed on the Newcomers' Calendar on the Events page.


An additional way to help you make contact with others is via "Meetups" - a joint email list run by the Newcomers' Club which you can join after you have registered. It can be used to find others who share your interests, who might like to attend activities with you, to ask others for advice and to share information about events which may be of general interest.


Membership is free but prospective members are required to register in person at the Wednesday morning meetings between 10.30 and 12.00. If you prefer, you can download the registration form here and fill it in at home before bringing it with you on your first visit.

Visit to the Oxford Museum of Modern Art

We very much look forward to meeting you and hope to make your stay in Oxford an enjoyable one.

Marmalade Making
Visit to Rousham House and Gardens
Informal Summer Meeting
Visit to the Town Hall
Origami Morning
Strawberries and Wine Evening