Discover Hertford

Hart Hall was founded in the thirteenth century
Catte Street divides the college from the Bodleian Library
The curved staircase to the dining hall is based on a French chateau
we can provide accommodation for all undergraduates
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the chapel celebrated its centenary in 2011
communal meals in the dining hall
A tutor's room where tutorials are held
the bridge is one of Oxford's most photographed landmarks
the MCR - graduate common room - has one of the college's best rooms
the college is a mixture of old and new
Sheldonian Theatre
Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library
Radcliffe Camera, part of the Bodleian Library
Sheldonian Theatre
Catte Street
King's Arms pub
Blackwells Bookshop
Shops too!
Easy 24-hour connections to London
Local hostelry
Head of the River, just opposite the Graduate Centre
dining hall
Hertford Bridge
Graduate Centre
Graduate Centre study-bedroom
Hertford accommodation
Hertford accommodation
Hertford accommodation
Accommodation for all undergraduates
Accommodation for all undergraduates
Hertford accommodation
Hertford accommodation
dining hall
The Buildings
The Buildings
The Buildings
The Buildings
look up!
The Buildings
the chapel celebrated its centenary in 2011
The Buildings
communal meals in the dining hall
The Buildings
A tutor's room where tutorials are held
The Buildings
the bridge is one of Oxford's most photographed landmarks
The Buildings
the MCR - graduate common room - has one of the college's best rooms
The Buildings
the college is a mixture of old and new
The Buildings
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
The People
Oxford
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Living
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Studying
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Why Hertford?

We think Hertford can give you the best experience in the university. We offer:

  • A city centre college with a socially progressive tradition
  • A college with a history of academic success
  • Small enough to be friendly, large enough to be diverse
  • A generous bursary scheme so that financial considerations shouldn’t put you off from studying in Oxford
  • A guarantee of college accommodation throughout your student career
  • Tutors who are committed to teaching and are leading scholars in their field
  • Excellent welfare support

Find out more about why people choose Hertford.

Applying to Hertford

We currently admit around 120 undergraduates, 100 postgraduates, and 24 visiting students each year.

Freshers

Important forms and information for new undergraduate and graduate freshers before you join us

Life at Hertford

Hertford is an academic community of students and staff - but, for our students, it is also a home from home. You can live, eat, and socialise in college, where the Junior Common Room (for undergraduates) and the Middle Common Room (for postgraduates) organise different events in and beyond college. Music, sport and general sociability flourish at Hertford, and in addition, there are Oxford societies for everything from drama to tiddly-winks: now is your chance to volunteer with the Oxford Hub, or to take up fencing, or to have your own radio show. The college is a supportive environment, and we have a college nurse and a strong welfare team if you encounter problems during your time here.

Life after Hertford

Once a Hertfordian, always a Hertfordian: we encourage all who have been connected with the college to continue to take part in events and meetings, and to keep in touch with us and their peers. Current students can benefit hugely from contact with former students about careers beyond Hertford. Hertford students are everywhere - as teachers, diplomats, scientists, news journalists, carers, novelists, bankers, politicians, lawyers, publishers, entrepreneurs, surgeons, musicians, theatre directors, wine-makers.

Why Hertford?

Students explain what drew them to Hertford College

What to expect

Students discuss what surprised them about Hertford College

Will Hutton

Welcome and introduction to Hertford College from Principal Will Hutton

Student perspective on their subjects

Students respond to the question "What have you enjoyed most about your subject at Hertford"

Tutorial teaching

Our researchers teach - find out more about their passion for intellectual enquiry and the College tutorial.

What makes Hertford stand out from the crowd?

Find out what Fellows, students and alumni have to say about Hertford

Why Hertford?
What to expect
Will Hutton
Student perspective on their subjects
Tutorial teaching
What makes Hertford stand out from the crowd?