Definitely an experience I’ll treasure forever…the people I met are so different and interesting!Eleanor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Living at Cohen Quad felt like living in a hotel!Aditya, Northeastern University
Life at Exeter College in the University of Oxford
ECSP, based at Exeter College in the University of Oxford, offers an exceptional opportunity to experience undergraduate life at the fourth oldest Oxford University college, in one of the most distinguished university cities in the world.
Uniquely among Oxford University colleges, Exeter welcomes you to two campuses: Turl Street and the Cohen Quadrangle (CQ). Exeter has been at the ancient and historic Turl Street site since 1315 and continues to use the Dining Hall, Chapel and other buildings dating from the C15th. To maintain its high international academic standing in the C21st, Exeter has invested in a second campus at CQ providing high quality facilities, including Faculty teaching rooms, state-of-the-art lecture and seminar rooms, a music practice room, communal spaces designed for informal and formal social and intellectual interaction, an auditorium, a special collections library and scholars’ study room to house the College’s rare books and manuscripts assembled over its 700-year history. The presence of Senior Faculty and Exeter’s most precious scholarly collections makes CQ integral to the life of the College.
All ECSP students will live and study in CQ. But you will also be warmly welcomed into Turl Street to spend time in its tranquil Fellows’ Garden, advance your research interests in the Victorian Gothic College Library, and take part in the ancient Oxford tradition of Formal Dining – 3-course, candle-lit dinners in the Exeter College Dining Hall with your fellow students and Faculty.
The City of Oxford blends medieval charm with the buzz of a modern city. Although Oxford has given its name to a world-famous dictionary and a less well-known marmalade, it is best known for the University of Oxford. Over the past 800-years it has produced an eminent list of Nobel Prize winners, scientists, philosophers, authors, archbishops, explorers and politicians: walk in the footsteps of J.R.R Tolkien, Pixley Seme, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Professor Stephen Hawking, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher, Harper Lee and Sir V.S. Naipaul to name a few.
Oxford is an international city on an intimate scale and despite the intellectual influence of the University, the city is modern, multi-cultural and lively. Cafés, shops and restaurants stand shoulder to shoulder with cobbled alleyways and the cloistered, enigmatic world of the 39 Colleges and Halls.
Exeter Summer Programme Alumnni Society
Exeter College historically maintains regular and on-going contact with its own former students and welcomes ECSP students into its wider alumni community. Further details will be provided during the Programme.