Christ Church, Oxford Oxford

Having educated 13 British Prime Ministers, it is no surprise that Christ Church is the most famous college in Oxford. It has been featured in films, immortalised by England's great poets, and images of Tom Tower, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, have come to symbolise the city of Oxford.


Founded by King Henry VIII, The famous ‘Tom Tower’, over the entrance to the college, was designed by the architect and ex-student of the college, Sir Christopher Wren. The bell in the tower is known as ‘Great Tom’, and it chimes 101 times every evening at 9pm, once for each of the original 101 students of Christ Church. Christ Church is located in the centre of Oxford and boasts magnificent views across Christ Church Meadow, down to the river where Oxford’s famous rowing crews practise. While your teaching might be on site, you’ll have plenty of reasons to venture beyond the college and explore the city. Available for our 18-24 year old students, Christ Church offers both single en-suite, and single and twin standard rooms, depending on when you stay with us.


Walking through the iconic Tom Gate, you'll find yourself in the heart of Oxford, steps away from the finest restaurants in town. Our 18-24 year old students are treated to a four course banquet each Friday in the college’s formal dining hall. Our staff will help you find your feet and show you to our exclusive common room which provides a relaxed space for a chat, a film, or just a cup of tea (in true British style).

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