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9 September, 2019

In the run-up to the Canonisation of John Henry Newman, Oriel was honoured to host a visit from His Eminence Cardinal Gerhard Müller.

10 July, 2019

Registration to attend the Canonisation Mass of John Henry Newman in Rome opens on Thursday 11 July at 12 noon (BST).

27 June, 2019

This July the Oriel Chapel Choir will be going on tour to the Czech Republic.

20 June, 2019

Congratulations to the two winners of this year's Eugene Lee-Hamilton Poetry Competition: Katherine Knight (first place) from University College, Oxford and Bonnie Samuyiwa (second place) from Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge.


14 June, 2019

Molly Gibson-Mee, a fourth year Classics and English student at Oriel, is a vlogger with over 5K subscribers on YouTube. Her videos offer a unique student perspective on what studying at Oxford University is like, and have been a great source of information for prospective students. A Student Ambassador actively involved with outreach work for Oriel, Molly talks to us about how her own experience with applying to Oxford served as her inspiration to make videos to help others.  

13 June, 2019

Tickets are now on sale for this year's Oriel Garden Play, a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. The play will run for three nights from Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th June.

7 June, 2019

Summer Eights 2019 was a historic success for M1, who took back the Head of the River title, making this their second Headship of the year after the Torpids win in March. This year also saw the most women’s boats entered since 1992. All eight crews demonstrated incredible Oriel spirit and treated supporters to a spectacular display of rowing prowess.  

6 June, 2019

We are now accepting entries for this year's Gower Memorial Creative Arts Prize.

31 May, 2019

Online booking is now open for the last Oriel Talks of Trinity Term 2019, which will take place on Tuesday 4th June at 5.30pm in the Harris Lecture Theatre, and will be on the theme of 'Reevaluation'.

23 May, 2019

Congratulations to Oriel Departmental Lecturer in Ancient History, Dr. Aneurin Ellis-Evans, on the publication of his first book, The Kingdom of Priam: Lesbos and the Troad between Anatolia and the Aegean.

22 May, 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new Honorary Fellows to Oriel College.

9 May, 2019

Oriel held its third annual Women’s Dinner on Friday 3rd May