Evidence for teaching in Oxford dates back to 1096. The University of Oxford and its 38 constituent colleges dominate and define the city’s architecture and identity.

In more recent times, Oxford has given rise to a second university, and many other training schools and institutions, resulting in a city population with almost a quarter of all inhabitants engaged in full time study. It is one of the world’s foremost cities of learning.

But contemporary Oxford is more than just education – today it is also a multicultural community which supports lively music and arts scenes, and a flourishing selection of entertainment and eateries. There are botanical gardens, no less than eight theatres, festivals, restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping. Punting is a time-honoured student past-time: visitors can opt to be ‘chauffeured’ or can navigate a punt themselves. Notable among Oxford’s museums is the Ashmolean, located close by the College, which houses the Alfred Jewel, the Messiah Stradivarius, Guy Fawkes’ lantern and an incredible collection of artwork.

This vibrant city offers conference delegates and visitors to Worcester College a rich and varied array of activities and entertainment.