Visit Us


If your child or ward is thinking of studying here, or trying to choose an Oxford college, we encourage you to come and have a look around St Edmund Hall with them.

St Edmund Hall's Front Quad

Self-Guided Visits

The Hall will always be welcoming to prospective students and their families for self-guided visits, but at particular times of year, access may not always be possible without prior arrangement – this is particularly the case during Trinity term when exams are often held onsite. To avoid disappointment, please contact the Porters’ Lodge ( 279000) to confirm opening times for your visit.

When you arrive, please introduce yourself to the porter in the Lodge (at our entrance on Queen’s Lane) and collect a Visitors’ Guide and college map.

How to get to the College


If you would like to be shown around the College, please contact our Outreach Team, who may be able to arrange for one of our Student Ambassadors to meet you and act as your guide.

In the meantime, you may wish to look at our virtual 3D tours or our College Prospectus.

Students on a tour of the College with a Student Ambassador

Information for Parents

The University of Oxford publishes a guide for parents and carers who are supporting their child or ward in an application to Oxford.

Parents' and Carers' Guide

You may also wish to use some of the resources on this website, which outline factors such as fees and myths about applying, as well as signposting further information on the application process to Oxford.

Open Days

Our next in-person Open Day is on Friday 13 September 2024.

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Guided Tours

The College will be open from 9:30am until 4:30pm on each Open Day, and our team of Student Ambassadors will be running tours of Teddy Hall leaving every few minutes throughout the day – no booking is required. Our student team will represent most of the subjects we offer and there will also be members of admissions staff on hand all day to answer questions.

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Meet the Tutors Drop-in

From 2pm to 3:30pm, there will be the opportunity for prospective students to meet a tutor in their subject of interest. These informal drop-in meetings will allow prospective students to hear more about teaching at Oxford and Teddy Hall, as well as ask tutors any questions about the course or application process. There is no need to book in advance. Tea and cake will be available throughout the tutor meetings.


St Edmund Hall is a relatively small college arranged around the Front Quad and Rear Quad. Due to the age of the College, and the mix of building styles, some areas are more accessible than others. Please read this Oxford Access Guide to the Hall before your visit. If you have any accessibility questions, please contact the College’s Disability Officer, Mark Blandford-Baker.

Any Questions?

Please check our courses page for a full list of undergraduate subjects offered at St Edmund Hall. Before you visit, why not have a look at our Prospectuses?

If you have any questions about the Open Days or about studying at St Edmund Hall, please contact our Access & Outreach Coordinator on