Oxford colleges cataloged


in Oxford

With 131 days left as an Oxford student, it seems time to complete my collection of Oxford college visits. In the list below, those in bold have been explored thoroughly (sometimes with an explanation in parentheses). Those in italics have been ducked into, usually only to see the main quad. Those that are links are ones for which I have photographs online, with the link going to an example:

All Souls College (Strategic Studies Group, international law seminar, Codrington Library reader)
Balliol College
Brasenose College
Christ Church
Corpus Christi College

Exeter College (concert)
Green College (good parties, view from inside tower at night is excellent)
Harris Manchester College
Hertford College
Jesus College

Keble College
Kellogg College
Lady Margaret Hall (dinner once)
Linacre College
Lincoln College

Magdalen College (Evensong)
Mansfield College
Merton College (Evensong)
New College (Strategic Studies Group dinners, very good parties)
Nuffield College (supervisions, seminars)

Oriel College
Pembroke College
Queen’s College, The
Somerville College
St Anne’s College

St Antony’s College (dinners, bops, laundry, my place of residence)
St Catherine’s College
St Cross College (dinners, lunches, bops)
St Edmund Hall
St Hilda’s College

St Hugh’s College (taught tutorials there, dinner)
St John’s College
St Peter’s College
Templeton College
Trinity College

University College (Global Economic Governance Group seminars)
Wadham College (my college)
Wolfson College
Worcester College (extensive garden exploration)

Hopefully, I will be able to embolden a few names, and link a few images, before my tenure here comes to a close in July.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Anon February 19, 2007 at 3:35 pm

You realize this post is pure, unadulterated temptation for the photo editors over at The Oxford Student?

Milan February 19, 2007 at 3:48 pm

The photos were online earlier, I have just sorted them in a new way. Also, I am happy to have people use my images non-commercially, as long as they attribute them to me by name. Ideally, they should also link http://www.sindark.com

Here are a couple of bonus colleges:

Trinity College, Dublin
Christ College, Cambridge

PS. I am a bit surprised that I have been unable to find any photos of Magdalen or St. Cross College on my various websites. There are certainly some taken in the latter, but none showing architectural detail of any kind. If anyone can find one that I have forgotten, please let me know.

PPS. Of the 39 colleges, I have explored 19 (49%) thoroughly. I have peeked into a further 6 (15%). The rest, I will need to find an excuse to drop into before July 1st.

R.K. February 19, 2007 at 6:28 pm

With more than 100 photos of the day left – in ever nicer weather – I am sure you can work through this list.

If the porters hassle you, tell them that you are leaving soon and have always wanted to see the rumored beauty/grandeur of X College.

Milan February 20, 2007 at 3:18 am

I made forays into three colleges today: Hertford, Brasenose, and Jesus. I got photographs in all three that I am planning to post here eventually.

Anon @ Wadh February 20, 2007 at 5:56 pm

I hope you do end up posting nice photos of all the Oxford colleges.

Milan February 21, 2007 at 8:19 pm

Antonia led me into Teddy Hall for the first time today, allowing me to take today’s photo of the day.

Milan February 24, 2007 at 6:52 pm

With the exception of Queen’s College and Saint Cross, I am down to fairly obscure colleges: Harris Manchester College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Lincoln College, Mansfield College, , Somerville College, St Anne’s College, St Peter’s College, and Templeton College.

A few are less obscure, but still outside my experience: Oriel College, Pembroke College, and St Hilda’s College.

Still, I am confident I will get them all, by the end.

Milan February 25, 2007 at 10:17 pm

I got photos of Harris Manchester and St. Anne’s college today, but neither is amazingly attractive. I will probably post them for the sake of completeness.

Since I last wrote, I also posted an image of Queen’s College.

St. Peter’s and Kellogg are next on my list, as well as St. Cross once Claire can let me in.

Milan March 2, 2007 at 3:09 pm

I visited Pembroke today. The quads are nothing special, but the chapel is very nice and the porters unusually helpful.

Anonymous March 16, 2007 at 10:01 pm

Some of these are really nice – some quite mediocre

Some colleges should feel flattered – others shortchanged

Milan March 24, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Some people may prefer this photo of St. Cross College. I went with the chapel photo for the official list because it is a less commonly seen area.

Milan March 27, 2007 at 2:07 pm

One last photo from St. Cross: the chapel from a different perspective.

Milan May 25, 2007 at 12:52 am
Milan June 10, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Here are two more photos from Magdalen:


wall and spires

Seonsam January 9, 2009 at 3:22 am

Hello, thanks for the nice postings and for your excellent link to other Oxford bloggers with which I can roam about tasting the life at the mediaeval English town.

Oh, the superb picture of the Green college observatory building is great, the best photo shot ever I have witnessed so far on the college. I might be stationed in Green-Templeton from 2009 reading for Mphil/Dphil in medical anthropology. And there is virtually no ‘real’ information about the newest college in Oxford, which is quite discouraging. In those processes of finding solace and giving the well-deserving attention to my prospective college, I found your website, and since then I come every once in a while to see the photos and the glimpse of the life at Oxford, some sort of simulation of the student life for me after a decade of ‘non-student’ life.

I have been a bit guilty not leaving any comment on your postings even though I’ve got many useful detailed information from your writings. Please forgive me stealthing your site so far.

Thanks again for your nice postings and good luck this year!!

Milan January 9, 2009 at 9:04 am

Thanks for the comment. Green College is a very pleasant place, and I met some especially interesting people there.

Here are a couple more photos:

I have a lot more that aren’t online at the moment.

. February 5, 2009 at 11:24 am

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