Open doors BNC1In September every year the Oxford Preservation Trust runs its Oxford Open Doors weekend, on the lines of the well-known Open House scheme in London.


combinesBoseleyThis summer I was lucky enough to have been offered work experience with the archiving department of the Bodleian library, through the university's career service internship programme.

Nugentproteins copyWhen I started looking at possible summer lab placements, I wanted to carry out a placement in Oxford that would be similar to the 4th year of my Biochemistry degree, which would involve a project in a professional lab environment.

roskilde2Nearly a month ago, I had a chance to visit the iconic Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The week was a terrific ending for my first year - a perfect displacement from my usual surroundings in Oxford and in my home town Helsinki.

bike3The Brasenose student bike scheme is now back up and running! This is all thanks to the hard work of Billy from the workshop, who fixed them all in his own time at no cost beyond the bike parts needed. We’re very lucky to have him and are so grateful!


 MG 0114Last week Brasenose College held our annual graduation events, where recently-finished undergraduate and post-graduates return to celebrate the end of their studies.

DanceTours2With thanks to the College and the Annual Fund, I was lucky enough to visit Tours, France for a weekend in April to be part of a video-dance creation process.

Buddha1During Trinity 2016 and the long vacation, I spent 2 months in Vientiane, Laos to work on my dissertation.


Rowing2016There are two types of people down at Oxford’s stretch of the Thames on Saturday of Summer VIIIs; the 15,000 spectators who sit eating burgers and drinking Pimms, and the hundreds of Lycra clad rowers gearing up for the final day of Oxford’s largest annual regatta. 

resultsphotoBrasenose College is delighted to announce outstanding results for our undergraduate final examinations this summer.

UsborneBooks2I graduated from Brasenose in 2014, having done, and thoroughly enjoyed, a degree in Biological Sciences.


DucksEvery year, a duck (of Christ Church Meadow provenance) decides to make Brasenose its home, using our Middle Quad as a nursery to raise her ducklings before they return to their ancestral home.

IMG 8750The next undergraduate Open Days at Brasenose College will be this week - Wednesday and Thursday 29th and 30th June. The College will be open from 9am to 5pm, and there’s no need to book, just turn up if you are interested in applying to Oxford for undergraduate study.

SiobhanHockeyI trialled for the University Hockey team on a spur of the moment decision at the end of fresher’s week, a decision that has shaped a significant portion of my time at university and experiences that now make up some of my fondest memories of the last three years.

PickmeUpParcelThe Big Issue. Divine Chocolate. The Eden Project. What on earth do a magazine, chocolate bar and an indoor rainforest all have in common?

JohnSimpsonThe College is pleased to announce that John Simpson, the well-known broadcaster and journalist has joined Brasenose as an academic visitor.

TG2016Brasenose College again had a fantastic turn out for the Oxford Town and Gown 10K charity race, with a team of over 70 students, tutors and staff joining Team Brasenose for the run in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

shakesdeadProfessor Simon Palfrey, a Brasenose College English tutor, has curated a new exhibition at the University central library (the Bodleian) exhibition space, with Professor Emma Smith.

12819380 758569670911114 7852734703934157398 oBoxing. Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine the academic grandeur of Oxford University, but it has nonetheless ended up becoming a huge part of my experience here.

Schama2Brasenose College was delighted to host acclaimed historian Simon Schama, writer of over eighteen books, on Thursday 12th May for a tea followed by a Q and A session and drinks reception on Old Quad.