About Jesus College/Our community/
Our Departments

The smooth running of the College is thanks in large part to our highly-skilled, welcoming and friendly staff, who work across ten main departments.

If you wish to contact a department or member of staff, click on the relevant box below for more information. Alternatively, you can submit a question or request via the Get in Touch form here.

The Academic Office deals with all of the College’s academic administration – covering undergraduates, postgraduates, and Fellows and lecturers – and is led by the Academic Director. The team of six staff looks after every aspect of a student’s academic career during their time at Jesus, from admissions, welfare and bursaries to academic prizes, graduate dinners and Collections.

The Academic Office is also home to the College’s Access and Outreach team, which manages a wide-reaching, academically-led programme of activities for prospective undergraduate Oxford applicants in its areas of responsibility; Wales and South London.

Contact the Academic Office

Tel: 01865 279724

Email: academic.office@jesus.ox.ac.uk

Dr Alex Lumbers

Dr Alexandra Lumbers. Academic Director

The Estates Bursar (Cait Winter) has overall responsibility for the College’s finances and is supported by the Accountant (Melinda Mattu), who heads the Accounts Department.

The Accounts team ensures an efficient accounts processing and bookkeeping function spanning from sales, purchases, banking to payroll processing. Its function contributes to the College’s operational and planning processes by providing good quality and timely financial information. It also ensures that the College remains financially compliant with the requirements of government and other linked institutions in relation to VAT, Tax and other accounting matters.

Contact Accounts

Tel: 01865 279700

Email: accounts@jesus.ox.ac.uk

College communications are managed by our Communications Manager Jude Eades. Contact her for:

  • Media enquiries
  • Website and social media enquiries
  • Photography
  • College branding
  • College publications and printed materials

Contact Communications Manager

Tel: 01865 287260

Mobile: 07884 584609

Email: Jude.eades@jesus.ox.ac.uk

The Accommodation, Catering and Conferences (DACC) team supports the domestic needs of members of the College in all areas of catering, accommodation, housekeeping and events. The DACC is responsible for the Health and Safety requirements of the College and oversees the College’s varied sports provision through the Amalgamated Clubs Committee.

Contact the DACC

Tel: 01865 279715

Email:  jcdaccpa@jesus.ox.ac.uk


Preparing Hall for an evening meal

The Development Office has the dual responsibility of maintaining the College’s relationship with its 5000+ alumni, and fundraising in support of the College’s on-going activities. Everyone who studies at Jesus is a member of the College for life, and we hope that our alumni continue to be part of the college community long after they have left.

To find out more about our alumni community, click here.

Contact the Development Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1865 616810
General enquiries email: alumni@jesus.ox.ac.uk
Event booking email: events@jesus.ox.ac.uk
Graduation email: degree_day@jesus.ox.ac.uk

The Human Resources department is responsible for providing various support services to all the support staff across the College. We aim to recruit, develop and retain employees, co-ordinate and oversee employment policies and procedures, encourage employee wellbeing and provide opportunities for professional development along with other operational needs.

Contact HR

For any general queries, please email HR@jesus.ox.ac.uk

To contact the Jesus College IT Department you can;

Email us: it-support@jesus.ox.ac.uk


Call us: 01865 279729

Our Libraries

The main library at Jesus College is the Meyricke Library, open to all current members of College. Our older printed books are housed in the historic Fellows’ Library, open by appointment. Enquiries about our medieval manuscripts should be directed to the Bodleian Libraries, where they are on deposit.

In addition, there is a specialist Celtic Library, open to students from across the University studying Celtic, and the John Wellingham Organ Studies Library, available to all current organ scholars in Oxford.

Our College Librarian is Owen McKnight (email librarian@jesus.ox.ac.uk, telephone 01865 279704).

Our Archives

The College Archives hold a large collection of documents, photographs, and printed papers, beginning with Elizabeth I’s foundation charter in 1571, which constitute a rich and unique resource for the study of the people, decisions, traditions and events that have contributed to the development of the College we know today.

If you know or possess anything that you think would contribute to the College Archives, or if you want help in researching an aspect of College history or the College life of an Old Member or Fellow, then please contact Dr Robin Darwall-Smith, our College Archivist, by email archivist@jesus.ox.ac.uk or by calling 01865 279761.

The Archives of Jesus College are usually open, by appointment only, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00-1.00 and 2.00-4.30.

The Lodge Reception is the hub of Jesus College life; we are responsible for staffing the College’s main reception desk and provide advice, assistance and support to students, staff, fellows and visitors.  We ensure that College remains a safe and secure environment for all its members. We deal with post and parcels, bike registration, keys and fobs and any out of hours problems that inevitably arise. Consider us as your information centre! You will always be met with a smiling face and the desire to help you, whatever your question or concern.

We strive to be a friendly team and take a great pride in our role. There are 7 Lodge Receptionists, overseen by our Lodge Manager, who provide a professional reception service for the College 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Contact the Lodge

Tel: 01865 279700

Email: lodge@jesus.ox.ac.uk


The Property Director, David Mason, and his team are responsible for all property (land and buildings) held within the College Endowment; all maintenance and projects relating to the College Buildings, the gardens and sports facilities.

T: 01865 279713
E:  david.mason@jesus.ox.ac.uk


The Estates Bursar, Cait Winter, is responsible for all financial matters of the College and its operations, including management of the Endowment; the Accounts Department; the IT Department; and the Archives.

T: 01865 279712
E: cait.winter@jesus.ox.ac.uk

The building of the College’s Second Quadrangle began in 1639

The Principal’s Office is responsible for supporting the Principal in all aspects of his College, University, and external work and commitments.  The Office provides secretarial and administrative support to the College’s Governing Body, as well as a number of other College committees.  In addition, the Office holds and maintains Fellowship data and records, including that of all College Posts and Committees, it provides support and assistance for Fellows, administers new Fellowship appointments and organises internal College events.

PA to the Principal

Helen Gee

E: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1865 279718

Fellows’ Secretary

Jolanta Sikora-Marques

E: fellows.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk

T: +44 (0)1865 279698