Our Accommodation

You'll be staying in your own room on the Oxford University campus.

QUICK FACTS

Our HomeSt Thomas’, St George's and Lampl, annexes of St Peter’s College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford University
LocationIn the very centre of Oxford, in the Oxford Castle Quarter
Your RoomEn-suite single (your own bedroom with your own bathroom)
St George's

You will be staying in St George’s (above), St Thomas’ (top right) or Lampl (bottom right), our three campuses next door to each other in the heart of Oxford.

You’ll be living in your own bedroom and en suite bathroom.

Our campuses are owned by St Peter’s and Corpus Christi Colleges, two of the 38 colleges of Oxford University. During their second and third years, many students at Oxford live in their college’s annex accommodation in various places around Oxford.

Lampl houses 13-16 year olds and St Thomas’ and St George’s house 15-18 year olds.

St Thomas's
Lampl Building

Central Location

Our accommodation is popular because of our location which is very central but also in a peaceful part of the city.

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Oxford Castle

St Thomas’, St George’s and Lampl are in the Castle Quarter of Oxford, a lively and thriving part of central Oxford. Built in the 1070s by a Norman baron, the original wooden motte and bailey castle was replaced with stone shortly afterwards.

Used in the English Civil War of the 17th century, the castle was mainly used afterwards as Oxford’s local prison. The prison was closed in 1996, and the castle buildings are now used as a trendy hotel with the jail cells converted into guest rooms!

Bedroom at St Thomas's

Experience independent living

You’ll be living like a student and will get to taste what independent living is like, with your own bedroom and bathroom – and a desk for you to work on your private study work set by your tutor.

Tea time

Make yourself at home

Our accommodation includes kitchens, for you to make tea/coffee, as well as a a terrace which is lovely to relax on in the evening as the sun goes down – plus our common rooms, where we hold events like our Oxford’s Got Talent show (see picture for one of the team entries!).

Students in the parks

Relax during your free time

Relax in the evenings with your friends in the accommodation or make the most of the Oxford summer by taking part in group activities in the nearby parks, where we’ll be playing football, rounders and Frisbee. We also cruise the river Thames at our OSA International Ball!

ABOUT ST PETER’S AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGES

The Oxford University Student Union calls St Peter’s “the laid back teenager of the Oxford college family”. This is because St Peter’s was founded relatively late, in 1928, with the aim of providing an education at Oxford for around 40 bright students with limited funds, and became an official Oxford University college in 1961.

Students at St Peter’s are known as ‘Peterites’, and their famous alumni include: Mark Carney, former Governor of the Bank of Canada and current Governor of the Bank of England, Edward Akufo-Addo, former President of Ghana and Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Corpus Christi is one of the oldest Oxford University colleges, founded in 1517 as Oxford’s twelfth college. They are one of the smallest and friendliest colleges in Oxford. One of their earliest members was involved in the translation of the King James Bible in 1611.

Corpus is famous amongst Oxford students for owning a couple of tortoises, and holds an annual Tortoise Fair which includes a Tortoise race. The participating tortoises race to the edge of a ring of lettuce which spells out the name of their Oxford University college!

Please note that we are an organisation which contracts with St Peter’s College and Corpus Christi College for the use of facilities, but which has no formal connection with The University of Oxford. You can read more about our relationship here.

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