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Announcing Oxford Open Doors 2023

On Sunday 10 September, in collaboration with the Oxford Preservation Trust, Univ will be taking part in Oxford Open Doors, which sees many of Oxford’s historic and iconic buildings opened to the public.

From 10am until 4pm Univ will open its gates and offer the opportunity for visitors to come inside the oldest college in Oxford and explore its beautiful quads, grounds and selected buildings. Self-guided tours can be taken, accompanied by our downloadable Open Doors Visitors’ Guide, allowing guests to discover our wonderful Chapel with its famed Abraham van Linge windows, our Hall with its magnificent portraits, and peaceful retreats including the Fellows’ Garden.

Tea, coffee and scones will be available to purchase in Hall and from 10am until midday our Gardeners will be holding a plant sale. If the weather if fine there will also be a selection of garden games available to use in the Fellows’ Garden.

Univ Open Doors 2019Of course no visit to Univ would be complete without the opportunity to marvel at the spectacular Shelley Memorial, the monumental work of Edward Onslow Ford, housed in a unique space designed by Basil Champneys complete with a sky cupola.

Entry to Univ is free throughout the day and you can find out more in our downloadable Open Doors Visitors’ Guide.

Take a look at the regular Treasure Features that we publish or read more about our history, buildings and gardens before your visit. Full details of all the weekend’s activities across all Open Doors venues can be found at oxfordpreservation.org.uk

We look forward to meeting you all at Oxford Open Doors on Sunday 10 September.

Please note: Photography and filming for website, social media and marketing use may be taking place at Univ during Oxford Open Doors. If you would prefer not to be photographed / filmed, please speak to a member of staff on the day.

Published: 17 August 2023

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