UA@Oxford is thrilled to be housed at Worcester College, a beautiful, luxuriously landscaped, comfortable and convenient 700 year old college near the heart of the University of Oxford. It is very well located for us. The bustling town centre of Oxford, which is full of shops, bookstores, museums, cinemas, restaurants, cafes, and famous monuments is a five-minute walk to the east. Five minutes walking in the other direction gets one to the main Oxford rail station, for quick and easy transport to London, Birmingham, Wales, Edinburgh, and many other UK sites.
Living conditions have come a long way since medieval monks studied on this site in the 1300s. All our students are housed in single rooms with a study area, bed, and refrigerator. Many rooms come complete with a private bathroom and shower facility—very unusual in a medieval college! Students have access to a common kitchen area attached to each hallway.
Worcester's dining hall is renowned for the quality of its food. Students can take advantage of full English breakfasts most mornings and weeknight multi-course meals in the elegantly updated eighteenth-century dining hall most evenings. We may even earn the right to have one of the rarest and most prestigious experiences in Oxford: the High Table meal (think Harry Potter). Students will also have ample opportunity to sample the delicious, cosmopolitan fare that Oxford has to offer for lunches and weekend dining, when we eat out-of-college.
UA students will all have internet access in their rooms and access to a computer lab for printing. The college has laundry facilities, a small gym, and athletic fields on site. But the best part of Worcester College are the extensive parklands, lakes, benches, flora, and walking paths—our own secret garden.