The College Bar

We have an extensive range of fantastic facilities, ensuring that you can make the most of your student experience, both academically and socially. 

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The Library

Our wonderful Library has around 100,000 texts, so you will find most of the texts that are essential to your course on the College site. 

It's open from 08:00-02:00 every day, all year round, and our lovely Library team are very helpful! 

A student working in the library


JCR (Junior Common Room)

It's important that you have somewhere to relax and socialise. The JCR is a comfortable space just for our undergraduate students, and includes: 

  • 65" 4K TV with Sky+ and Netflix
  • Sofas
  • PS4 & Wii
  • Table tennis table
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Kitchenette with tea & coffee facilities
  • Vending machines

Playing pool in the JCR


Bar/Café

The College bar is adapted from the original 14th century beer cellar. It's a social space where you can meet your friends in the evenings.  It also operates as a café during the day so that you can have a coffee/sandwich break, or work a bit more socially than is possible in the Library. 

laughing students in the bar


Sport

Sport is a great way to meet new people, both in College and across the university.

We have a range of sports teams for beginners and more serious players, and a fantastic sports ground, located just a few minutes' walk from the main College site (unusually close for an Oxford college!)

 

It includes:

  • Football pitches
  • Rugby pitches
  • Cricket pitch
  • Hard tennis court
  • 6 grass tennis courts in the summer
  • Squash court
  • Table tennis table
  • Erg (rowing) machine room

We also have our own boathouse on the River Thames and provide you with free access to the main University gym. 

Cricket on the Weston Sports Ground


Music

We have state-of-the-art music practice facilities as part of our Clore Music Studios, built in 2019. 

Just two minutes from the main College site, they comprise seven different studios: 

  • a large studio for performances and dramatic rehearsals, with a grand piano
  • 2 chamber studios with grand pianos
  • 2 practice rooms with upright pianos
  • a brass room with a washable floor
  • an early music room with 2 early pianos

We also have a dedicated band room on the main College site. 

Grand piano and seating in the Clore Music Studios


Chapel and Muslim Prayer Room

The New College Chapel is one of the original College buildings and is open to all members as a space for quiet reflection. It is fully-functioning and holds regular services, which all are welcome to attend if they wish. 

We are one of only a few Oxford Colleges to have a Muslim Prayer Room on the main College site. 

New College Chapel with reredos behind the altar at the far end