St Catherine's College, Oxford

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Welcome to St Catherine's - Oxford's youngest mixed (undergraduate and graduate) college - and one of its largest and most diverse communities. Though the 1962 opening of the College represented an important moment in our distinguished history, our roots stretch back to the 1860s.

St Catherine's - or Catz as it is affectionately known - is known for its spirit of openness, friendliness and dynamism, and the satisfaction of intellectual curiosity. Despite advancing within Oxford University's ancient tradition, our atmosphere is a distinctly modern one.

Our striking modernist College buildings and our beautiful grounds, designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, aid our distinctiveness.
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  • Stopped in for a look at a newer college of Oxford (1968) and particularly the hall, as part of our explorations of 1001 Buildings you must see before you die. We got there via the small walkways and....  more »
  • I stayed for a conference. Since it was during the summer there weren't any students. However, around 7-8 the cleaners started to work and they would shout to each other from the entrance door or...  more »
  • I stayed here overnight while attending a conference. The room was pretty grim, even for student accommodation. Sparse, with an uncomfortable and slightly unstable single bed. There were fixed blinds....  more »
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  • This is review is a rating based on the grounds of the college itself. Not in reflection to the teaching or education. Had a great time exploring the grounds. Go when the water has resided, the nearby Cherwell River causes flooding.
  • Wonderful architecture - nice place to stay, porters are very helpful
  • One of my favs. Open till' 10PM now, highly knowledgeable staff, relaxed, quiet, great venue.
  • Master work of architecture, St. Catherines's College. East of Oxford, on the bank of the Cherwell river. Buildings by architect Arne Jacobsen
  • Modern and vibrant, but maintains pretence and some truly awful architecture, reminiscent of a 20th century brutalist battery farm.

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