Discover Hertford through our Open Days

Welcome to the friendly college with the bridge! On this page you’ll find details of our upcoming in-person Open Days, as well as videos produced for our Virtual Open Days in 2020 and 2021. Find out what it’s like to live and study as an undergraduate at Hertford College.

Find out even more in our Alternative Prospectus, written by our students. Any questions? Explore our undergraduate study pages and feel free to email us at

Upcoming Open Days in 2022

We’re excited to welcome you back to Hertford College for our in-person Open Days on 29 June, 30 June and 16 September 2022. We will be open from 09:00-17:30 and following the same programme on all three dates, which you can see below. No booking is required for our events, though please note that there will be limited spaces available at some sessions so these will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

  • All day - College tours with undergraduates

  • 12:30 and 13:15 - Subject sessions with tutors

  • 12:30 and 13:15 - Parents and carers' Q&A

  • 14:00 - Life at Hertford panel discussion

  • 14:30 - Drop-in Q&A for academic skills, library, chapel and choir

  • 15:00 - Demonstration interviews

  • Catering and refreshments

Virtual Open Day videos

Let’s start with our Virtual College Tour – join our friendly student guides as they show you the best of Hertford, from our famous bridge to our legendary brunch! You can also watch an interview with college Principal, Tom Fletcher, as well as compilations of our students and tutors.

College life at Hertford

Discover the special features that make Hertford a great place to be a student, from guaranteed accommodation for the duration of your course, to a 24/7 library and personalised academic skills support. Outside of your course, our caring wellbeing and welfare team are there to support you and there are plenty of clubs and societies to get involved in, including our chapel and choir.

Ask our students

At our 2020 Virtual Open Day, our current student ambassadors answered loads of excellent questions about what it’s like to live and study here. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite answers to your questions.

Livestreamed Q&As

Catch up on our Q&As from September 2021 here, as our students discuss the best approaches to personal statements and interviews.

Tutorial teaching at Hertford

Find out more about our distinctive teaching style in our introduction to tutorials. We’ve got example tutorials in English and Physics, as well as a discussion with our Law tutors about the benefits of the tutorial system.

Alternative Prospectus

Our Alternative Prospectus is written by current students, giving you a unique insight into undergraduate life at Hertford. Click below to read it!