Useful Links

This page contains links to a variety of websites that we hope will be of use to Newcomers living in Oxford. If you have suggestions about any other websites that you have found helpful, please, let us know by emailing

Please note: these links are provided as a service to Newcomers. The Club is not responsible for the content in any of the links and does not endorse any of the goods or services offered. For further information, please refer to the University of Oxford's statement about Ownership, Liability and Use of this website.

An overview of the structure, history and governance of the University which includes a helpful glossary of terminology specific to Oxford University.

Oxford University Gazette: Information about lectures and events at the University, plus classified advertisements for housing targeted at University employees.

Blueprint: The magazine for staff at the University, published twice a term. It carries a mix of news and features, plus information about people and awards, and other aspects of University and College life.

Oxford Today: The University magazine contains a wide variety of articles about Oxford and the University.

Oxford University "What's On": A University site listing activities and lectures which are open to the public.

Local community involvement: The University provides a community grants scheme and information about how to get involved with Oxford research.

Oxford Daily Info: Lots of information about events (in the "What's On" section), accommodation, and other useful information about Oxford.

Oxford City Guide: Another site with information about events, restaurants, etc.

The Oxfordshire County Council: Useful information about the many services that the County Council provides.

The Oxford City Council: Useful information about the many services that the City Council provides.

For the Oxford University Language Centre.

For student advice (including visa advice).

The UK Council for International Student Affairs.

For study, work or travel in the UK. British culture and life.

For advice for children’s education.

For advice on careers.

For general information about cycling in Oxford, using a bicycle sharing scheme and classes in cycle training and maintenance.

For information and maps of walking routes around Oxford, and around Oxfordshire.

A commentary about some of the more quirky, and sometimes less well known, aspects of Oxford can be found in the blog of Shelley Hoffmire, a member of the Newcomers' Club.

May Morning Celebrations
Christ Church College
Rowing on the ISIS
Hertford College Bridge
Museum of Natural History
All Souls College