Heritage of the Brand

The University of Oxford is the oldest English-speaking University in the world and has been in existence for over 800 years.

Today, Oxford is one of the leading universities in the world with over 20,000 students, leading academics from all spheres, a truly international population and a well-respected global reputation. It has 38 Colleges; 6 private halls; the oldest public museum and botanic garden in Britain; one of the greatest libraries in the world containing priceless collections, including a first folio of Shakespeare, a Gutenberg bible and over 10,000 medieval manuscripts; and an art collection to rival any in terms of depth and diversity.