Freedom of information

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Hertford College, along with other similar UK institutions, has legal obligations in respect of the information it holds as set out in the Data Protection Act (1998) and the Freedom of Information Act (2000).

The College is committed to being as open as possible about its aims, activities, and structure. This website is an important resource of information about all aspects of College life and governance.


The following Freedom of Information Publication Scheme follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it. The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness. Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act.

Organisational information

Who we are and what we do: Organisational information, location, contacts, constitutional and legal governance

Financial information

Annual Report and accounts

Financial information relating to income and expenditure, assets and liabilities

Decision making

How we make decisions: Decision making processes and records of decisions

Policies and procedures

Our policies and procedures: Current written protocols for delivering our functions and responsibilities

Information for alumni and Friends of Hertford

Lists and registers

Information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority

  • Lists and registers are held by the Bursar (bursar [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

The services we offer

 Advice and guidance, booklets and leaflets, transactions and media releases.