IMG 4757Every year, six Brasenose students train to be peer supporters for our college. Peer supporters are ready to listen to absolutely anything that might be concerning you, during drop-in sessions or just around college.

why not BNCWatch our new time-lapse film - launched to advertise our undergraduate open days on the 1st and 2nd of July and the 18th September.
The film was shot and produced by Phil Rigley - a third year English student, and features footage from the Open Days last summer.


cincinnati library with cyclesThe last Blurbs of the year juxtaposed super-massive and micro-level science. Professor Rob Fender, Tutorial Fellow in Astrophysics, launched proceedings by inviting the audience to reconsider the reputation of Black Holes.

11023334 10205655748487095 5950144276296089329 n21st birthdays are commonly regarded as quite a milestone for humans. The teenage years have well and truly been left behind, historically it was the birthday after which you could first vote, and it's typically the age at which fresh-faced university graduates are dragged kicking and screaming into the 'real world' to fend for themselves.

SAM 4820The next undergraduate Open Days at Brasenose College will be 1st and 2nd July, and 18th September 2015. 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.

portraitsTo commemorate the 40th anniversary of the admission of women into Brasenose we really wanted to do something to mark this as students, and thought that it was really important for us to look back over these forty years and reflect on some the achievements and contributions to society that the women who have attended College in this time have made

DanielLeeDr Daniel Lee, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and tutor in History at Brasenose College, has won a BBC New Generation Thinkers 2015 award

IvyAle2015Ascension Day, which fell on the 14th May this year, was marked again at Brasenose College with two old traditions.

BalllogoBrasenose is a very special place on your average day, but on a Saturday in early May, it was transformed into A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

PeerSuppPicMonday morning, too close to nine o'clock for comfort, rattling around on cobbles and fighting through selfie stick wielding tourists - Oxford wasn't really built for mobility scooters.

Torpids‘Torpids” is an annual rowing competition held in Oxford and this year was a big one for Brasenose, celebrating ‘200 years of oar-some’ - as our crew t-shirts will tell you!

GeorgiewithMapsI’ve been working in the Brasenose archives since 2011, firstly as the archives assistant and more recently as the archivist. However, it never fails to amaze me that the college’s archives have been kept in the same place since at least 1516.

AssassinsTheatre has always been an important part of my life. Coming to Oxford I thought that I had left the drama world behind for the dreaming spires. Little did I know it would creep back up on me like a rogue spotlight, Oxford drama is one the richest communities to immerse yourself in here, whether you tread the boards for the first time in Cuppers or end up producing a show at the Oxford Playhouse.

ConorDespite coming from Yorkshire I had never really played rugby league before coming to Oxford. However after converting from Union to League I found this to be the case for most of the players who ended up playing in the team. I also only began playing rugby league in my second year at Oxford, after being asked to train by the strong contingent of Brasenose players already at the club.

archaeology-photoBefore the redevelopment work on Brasenose’s old cloisters fully began the college had the fantastic opportunity to learn more about its history with the help of Oxford Archaeology South.

dramacuppersThe Drama Cuppers is an annual, university-wide competition held for freshers interested in drama, where teams of 8 put on a 30 minute production at the Burton Taylor Studio. I have been involved in minor productions back at home, usually as an ensemble member and decided that this would be a good opportunity to give directing a go.

WrikatBNCI graduated from Brasenose in 2014 having studied Economics and Management at undergraduate level. I absolutely loved my time at college; I got involved with lots of activities, from Welfare, to sport, to setting up my own film club with a friend, and the close-knit environment really suited me.

aleverses2013On Shrove Tuesday, the 17th of February, Brasenose yet again played host to Ale Verses, a tradition that dates back to the good old days when the College brewed its own ale.

alisoncookingFood at Brasenose is always something to look forward to. During term time, students are treated to a full service of breakfast, lunch and dinner (brunch and dinner at weekends) in the College’s oak-panelled 16th Century Dining Hall.

With a dedicated team of over a dozen staff, spearheaded by Head Chef Lorraine Watkins and Sous Chef James Goodwin, the kitchens run a highly professional service, using state of the art equipment. Their aim is to provide a varied, seasonal, fresh and affordable menu for students and staff alike.

HammondOne of Brasenose’s greatest strengths is our ability to use all of the diverse interests and talents of this wonderful community to play a positive role in the community around us, as well as in the wider world.