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Oxford Open Doors 2021

Statement from the Vice-Chancellor and College HeadsOn Sunday 12 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 and grounds.

Shelley MemorialDiscover our wonderful Chapel with its famed Abraham van Linge windows, see the beautifully haunting Shelley Memorial or enjoy refreshments, including sandwiches, drinks and snacks, in our glorious Dining Hall.

Our plant sale in the Master’s Garden will include deciduous and evergreen shrubs (many suitable for container gardening) along with herbaceous perennials, herbs and succulents. There will also be two “Propagation Workshops” run by our Head Gardener, Bruce Taylor, taking place at 11am and 2pm. Workshops are free to attend and no booking is required.

Statues in the Old LibraryTours of our Old Library will take place approximately every 30minutes from 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm; tours will depart from the Old Library courtyard once the maximum of 10 people per tour have gathered. Learn about Univ’s Libraries and Library Collections, discover the history, meet the statues, and learn more about Shelley and College’s Oscar Wilde connection. Tours are free and no prebooking is required.

Once you have finished exploring Univ, why not enjoy a tea, coffee, cream tea or glass of Pimms in the marquees on our Fellows’ Garden?

Entry to Univ of free throughout the day.

Take a look at the regular Treasure Features that we publish or read more about our history, buildings and gardens before your visit.

We look forward to meeting you all at Oxford Open Doors on Sunday 12 September.

Please note: we are a cashless college and payments for the plant sale and refreshment will be card only. Please also be aware that 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: 3 September 2021

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