History

Jesus College is one of the 38 constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.  It was founded in 1571 by Elizabeth I at the request of a Welsh Lawyer and Clergyman, Hugh Price. The first female undergraduates were admitted in 1974.  You can learn more about the College's history on this website.

Location

Jesus College is located on Turl Street in the heart of the city.  You can download directions to Jesus College and find a map showing its location.

Governance

The Principal and Fellows form the Governing Body of the College.  The College is constituted and regulated in accordance with the College Statutes, which are made from time to time by order of Her Majesty in Council in accordance with the Royal Charter of 27 June 1571, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act 1923.  The College Bylaws are additional rules made by the Governing Body.  The Governing Body has responsibility for the direction and management of the affairs of the College. The College is regulated by the Charities Commission.

Organisational and committee structure

The College has a number of committees that report to Governing Body to enable Governing Body to make informed decisions. A diagram of the committee structure is available. There are a number of College Officers who oversee certain aspects of the College. They are:

Academic Director
Estates Bursar
Director of Accommodation, Catering, and Conferences
Director of Development
HR Director
Property Director

Services we offer

The College promotes excellence in scholarship through teaching and research.  We accept students to read for degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level. This website contains information about undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions (see also the Oxford University undergraduate admissions and graduate admissions), and details of the facilities and services we offer to current students.  The Undergraduate Handbook and Graduate Handbook are also available for download. Information about the research undertaken by Fellows and lecturers is available in the Fellows and Staff section of the website. Information about alumni services and development is available on the Alumni section of the website. The Chapel is a place of public worship and all are welcome to attend the regular services held in term time.

Contacts

General contact details for the College
Principal

Document formats and fees

Printed versions of all documents produced by Jesus College and referred to on this page are available.  A fee may be charged.