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St Catherine's College

St Catherine's College


Founded in 1931 to help 'unattached' or 'non-collegiate' students to gain access to the University, St Catherine's College (known as 'St Catz' ) opened on its present site in Holywell Great Meadow, in 1964. The college was completely designed by the Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen, from its quadrangles to its large diniing hall, from its furniture to its cutlery. Even the bike shed is Listed!
The college has a tranquil location, between 2 arms of the river Cherwell and near to the University Parks. Look for new buildings, added as the college grew, all designed to be compatible with Jacobsen's architectural vision.

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Daily 9.00 - 17.00

The information given is intended for guidance only. Opening hours are subject to functions, examinations, conferences, holidays etc., and charges are subject to review.

You are advised to check opening times and admission charges in advance.


Free entry

Advance booking is required for groups of ten or more. Please contact the Lodge.


The Bursar

01865 271700


Manor Road,

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

University, free entry



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Map reference: SP 522066  Lat: 51.75566 Long: -1.24514

Manor Road OX1 3UJ


  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • MAIN ENTRANCE - Level ; QUADS - Level to all Quads and Orn. Gardens ; HALL - Level