University Open Days

Hertford looks forward to welcoming you to one of the 2017 University Open Days.  The next Open Day will be held on Friday 15 September

This is your opportunity to visit both departments and colleges, to find out more about your chosen degree, and to meet current students and tutors and ask any questions you may have about the application process, course content and student life.  

For information on which colleges offer your subject, click here

What Hertford offers on an Open Day

The college will be open to visitors from 10.00am to 5.00pm and there is no need to book for any activity, just come into the Quad and you will be welcomed by one of our admissions team.  There will be students on hand to take you on a tour of the college and talk to you about their own personal experience of being at Oxford and specifically Hertford.   You will get the opportunity to see the college Library, the dining hall, student accommodation, the bar, the JCR (Junior Common Room) and of course you will be able to walk over our famous bridge.  You will also be able to enjoy lunch in the dining hall, free of charge (tickets are handed out to visitors on a first come, first served basis). Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the day.    

In addition to college tours, there will be various sessions/talks that you can attend:

  • Hertford Tutors will give subject-specific talks and answer questions on each of the subject areas that we offer.
  • Lynn Featherstone, our Registrar and Director of Admissions will give a talk on Oxford Admissions.
  • While subject talks are taking place, parents and carers will be able to attend a Q&A, again led by Lynn Featherstone, our Registrar and Director of Admissions.  Here you can ask questions regarding the application process, fees and funding, welfare and all other aspects of student life.

You can see a schedule for the day here

Open Day Accommodation

Hertford offers free bed and breakfast accommodation to visitors.  Rooms are only available for Thursday 14 September for individuals or for school groups (up to seven including one accompanying adult).  Unfortunately we are not able to provide an evening meal.  All rooms are single occupancy.  

To book a room, please complete this online form.  For schools, the form must be completed for each person requiring a room. 

Getting here

Travel advice can be found here.  We strongly recommend that you do not travel by car wherever possible, as on Open Days even the park and ride car parks can often be full very early in the morning. 


If you have any further queries regarding the Open Day, please contact Lisa Hartwright, our Admissions Officer on undergraduate [dot] admissions [at] hertford [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk 

We very much look forward to meeting you!