About Oxford

For hundreds of years Oxford has fascinated and intrigued visitors. Modern, bustling city life blends with the beautiful architecture of old buildings and centuries-old traditions. It’s safe, small enough for students to feel at home after just a few days and perfectly placed for visits to other cities and attractions nearby. It’s the perfect place to learn English, having long being known as a centre of education and home to one of the world’s finest universities.

Christ Church is one of the largest and most famous colleges of Oxford University. Notable alumni include 13 British Prime Ministers, Albert Einstein and King Edward VII. It also has a special place in our history. During the England’s Civil War, Oxford became Charles I’s capital, the deanery became his palace and parliament was held in the Great Hall. More recently, scenes from Harry Potter were filmed there and Lewis Carroll was inspired to write ‘Adventures in Wonderland’.

The many museums include the Ashmolean, the world’s oldest university museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Museum of the History of Science. Entrance is free and visitors are encouraged to visit during their stay. For a tranquil walk, you can stroll through Christ Church Meadows where you can watch the colleges getting very competitive in rowing events on the River Thames. All the students will have the chance to go punting, an old tradition in Oxford and Cambridge in boats developed in medieval times.

When students are not busy with lessons or soaking up the rich history and culture, there are many exciting activities planned for them to do. They can challenge their new friends to a game when they go bowling or play sports in Oxford’s beautiful parks and our indoor sports hall.

In the evenings here’s dancing at the under-18’s disco, the latest film releases will be on offer at the cinema or students can test their local knowledge in our quiz night.