Supporting rowers DTBHMy first term at Brasenose. Where do I begin? The main reason I chose Brasenose was because of the friendly atmosphere and the welcoming students I met on Open Day. Having finished my first term I can confidently say this friendliness has proven to be a consistent quality of Brasenose.

MelissainParisBy Melissa Thorne (English and French Third Year)

Paris holds so many romantic connotations, with famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, Sacré-Coeur and Notre Dame, to name but a few, that have a singular prestige in popular culture.

Lena in BonnBy Lena Garrett - 3rd Year German and Russian student

It’s hard to believe it’s Christmas already. The first half of my Year Abroad, which has been spent studying at Bonn University on an Erasmus exchange, is flying by.

WWI at BNCTo mark the centenary commemoration of the First World War there is currently a display in Chapel, which includes material from the college archive. Amongst the display is a Roll of Service, which lists the 665 members of the college who served in the war.

Mt KiliBy Jess Freedman (Second Year Maths and Stats student). "In October 2013 I attended a presentation by Student Adventures and Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) representatives, held in Brasenose..."


Physical Dose Distribution‘Blurbs’ made a welcome return to Brasenose on Wednesday evening of 4th week. Named after publishers’ dust-jacket summaries of a book’s contents, the usual format consists of two short presentations by members of the Senior Common Room (SCR) and Graduate or Hulme Common Room (HCR).

LouiseCharlotteFlorence1With thanks to our kind tutors, the College and the Holroyd-Collieu-Stelling-Hall Memorial Travel Grant, we were afforded the necessary means to soak up as much art, history, language and food as we possibly could in beautiful Florence this summer.

PrashatRollsThere is no doubt that an air of prestige surrounds the brand, Rolls-Royce. Although most of those outside engineering circles may hold the belief that Rolls-Royce are responsible for manufacturing the line of luxury cars, the reality of their nature – an aerospace giant which delivers civil and military aircraft engines – still beckons that same degree of class in the world of engineering.

Liam LangleyImagine looking out across an idyllic bay with the under an azure blue sky, the only clouds consisting of huge flocks of Puffins swirling around your head in the glorious evening sunshine. The previous sentence reads like a line from a “Visit Wales” advert, but for three months this summer it was a daily reality for me as I carried out my undergraduate research project on Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire.

JBBrasenose College is delighted to announce the election of Mr John Bowers QC as the next Principal.

Mr Bowers will take up his new post on 1st October 2015, when Professor Alan Bowman retires at the end of the next academic year. 


Brasenose College is delighted to announce the election of Mr John Bowers QC as the next Principal. Mr Bowers will take up his new post on 1st October 2015, when Professor Alan Bowman retires at the end of the next academic year. 

rowing3By Molly Ludlam-Steinke – Women’s Captain-elect (and First Year Historian)

'Rowing is perhaps the most popular sport at Oxford, with around ten thousand spectators lining the banks of the Isis a couple of weeks ago to cheer frantically at the odd tradition which is Summer Eights.

Sword fighting 1Last month the Ashmole Society, Brasenose's history society, was treated to a fantastic demonstration of 18th and 19th century sword-fighting and pugilism (boxing and wrestling) from Milo Thurston and Simon Scott,

Amy and LouisThe next Open Days at Brasenose College will be 2nd and 3rd July, and 19th September 2014. 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.

Ale Verses 2014 - BeckyBy Henry Zeffman - JCR President and Second Year PPE student

On the evening of Tuesday 29th April, Brasenose came together to perform Ale Verses, one of College’s most peculiar traditions

BeatlesatBNCThis week marks 50 years since the Beatles visited Brasenose College. The Fab Four came to Brasenose on 5th March 1964 for a short time, at the climax of a fund-raising appeal by the charity Oxfam.

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