Food and Housing

Accommodation for Visiting Students

  • When you come to Oxford you will be in your second or third year in university and so we house you on our “South Site” on Abingdon Road where our graduates and second and third year students live, so that you can be near students with whom you will have most in common socially and academically
  • The 10 minute walk to Hertford Catte Street site and to the libraries and lecture theatres takes you through and past some of Oxford’s landmark sites, such as the peaceful meadows of Christchurch College, the medieval cobbled street of Merton Lane, the University Church of St Mary the Virgin and the circular library of the Radcliffe Camera (part of the Bodleian library)
  • Our student rooms are comfortable. All have internet access, a telephone line and wash basins and all have access to communal kitchens
  • All students have their own room – you do not have to share with another student
  • This site is right next to the River Thames and near the Hertford boat club so it is a brilliant location if you want to join the rowing club.


  • Duvets, pillows, bed linen and towels are provided
  • 100mb internet access in each room via ethernet
  • There is a telephone line in each room
  • On each corridor there is a communal kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, cooker, microwave and refrigerator
  • On the ground floor there is a large common room with sofas, comfortable armchairs, a large television and DVD player and a small kitchen with facilities for making tea and coffee
  • Laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers are available
  • There is a computer room with computers and printers for student use.

Facilities in adjacent student accommodation:

  • Abingdon house has a newly renovated common room in which you can go and hang out – good place for meeting our second years
  • There is a dining hall in Warnock House which is open for hearty breakfasts and delicious suppers and an ideal location for getting to know our second and third year students

Food at Hertford College

Meals can be taken either in the main dining hall at Hertford College or in the dining hall at Warnock House. The food is varied, delicious and filling as well as being very cheap as all meals are highly subsidised.  Many visiting students particularly enjoy the weekly formal dinners held on Sunday night in the main dining hall.  Those here in the autumn term will also enjoy the Thanksgiving Dinner organised in your honour. Your accommodation does have access to well-equipped communal kitchens for those occasions when you want to self-cater.