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Buildings and facilities

We are thrilled that with our three new properties in north and central Oxford, we can now offer accommodation to all of our undergraduates throughout their studies.

You may have seen our fantastic Anniversary Building and Pavilion, which opened in 2021. We are hugely grateful to the alumnae and friends who made this transformation of the College site possible.

The Anniversary Building provides student accommodation alongside teaching spaces, flexible social areas and a new Middle Common Room for graduate students, as well as a spectacular rooftop garden offering the best views of Oxford.

The Pavilion provides teaching and social spaces that make the most of our beautiful riverside setting.

Take a look at our drone footage, shot in spring 2021, to see how the new buildings fit into our site.

For £5,500,000 you can name the new Anniversary Building while the Pavilion can be named for £1,500,000. Many other naming opportunities, including SCR guest rooms and selected Tutors’ rooms, are available.

Our new off-site properties also offer naming opportunities. For £4,100,000 you can name the building at 11 Norham Gardens, while £5,100,000 is needed to sponsor 38 St Giles’. There are also individual rooms as well as study and social spaces to be named in the new buildings. Prices for student rooms range from £12,000 – £25,000.

There is still much to be done to fund these exciting developments. All gifts, large and small, will make a difference.

Please contact us for more information.

Development Office


We welcome the University’s world-leading environmental sustainability strategy.

We are reviewing the cost and feasibility of the College matching the University's commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2035.

This will require major work to improve the energy efficiency of our buildings while ensuring that any new construction has minimal ecological impact.

We have already begun the process of de-carbonising the College and increasing biodiversity across all our sites.

A significant milestone in early 2022 was the acquisition of Radley Large Wood, a 55-acre area of ancient semi-natural woodland to the south of Oxford.

By active woodland management, we plan to protect biodiversity and manage the embodied carbon in this site. Our ownership of the wood will ensure that it is enjoyed by our students and staff as well as the local community for many years to come.

The College is improving its daily practices to minimise food and water waste, paper and plastic use, and energy consumption. Our catering and gardening teams have worked hard on this and have many innovative ideas for future improvements. They are helping the College community make small changes that add up to making a big difference

Our academics are playing their part by turning their formidable research skills towards this vital field.

For instance, Professor David Howey, our Fellow in Engineering, is passionate about applying his research to the real world. His spin-out company Brill Power is working on many projects that have the potential to change how the world uses energy, including advanced battery management systems and electric vehicles.

Sponsorship of a range of projects is available, from double-glazing the Garden Building for £300,000 to funding student science projects for a year for £10,000. Double or triple glazing a window is available for £3,000 - 5,000, and sponsoring a Smart Thermostatic Radiator Valve on one radiator is £150.

While we work to understand the costs and practicalities of decarbonising our properties and achieving biodiversity net gain, we are keen to empower and support our students to engage in related student science projects.

Student science is our community version of citizen science, and it will cover projects on sustainability and biodiversity.

We welcome support at all levels from alumnae to help the College educate future generations to take action.

For more information, please contact us.

Development Office