University City with many festivals to enjoy after English classes at one of our Oxford English schools


Oxford is a historic city of 120,000 inhabitants, of which 30,000 are University students, so it is a city with much social life.

Many of the students move by bicycle, and the public bus network works very well. It is a city full of parks and green areas next to the River Thames.

Oxford is in the south of England just 90 km from London.

There are two Universities in Oxford; the most important and well-known is Oxford University, the second is called Oxford Brookes, which is one of the best new universities in Britain.

There are four divisions at the University of Oxford, Humanities, Science, Mathematics and Physics

The University of Oxford is the oldest university in an English-speaking country since there are documents that certify that it began in the eleventh century, specifically in 1096.

Oxford is in central England, less than 2 hours from London, Bath, Stratford upon Avon, Brighton, Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace or the Cotswold countryside.

Most popular tourist attractions and things to do and see in Oxford

  • Ashmolean Museum.
  • Bodleian Library.
  • Christ Church College and meadow.
  • Oxford University colleges: Magdalen, Trinity, Balliol, Exeter, Oriel, Queens, Worcester, Exeter.
  • Pitt Rivers and Natural History Museum.
  • Radcliffe Camera.
  • River Thames, River Cherwell, Oxford Canal and Port Meadow.
  • Sheldonian Theatre.
  • St Mary the Virgin church and tower (view of ‘dreaming spires’).
  • The Botanic Gardens.

Most important events and festivals in Oxford

  • Artweeks.
  • Ashmolean Live Fridays.
  • Cowley Road Carnival.
  • Dancin Oxford Festival.
  • Eights Week (rowing competitions).
  • Encaenia procession.
  • May Day.
  • Oxford Charity Fun Run.
  • Oxford Christmas market and winter light nights.
  • Oxford Folk Festival.
  • South Parks fireworks and bonfire.
  • St Giles Fair.

Most popular sights in Oxford

  • Visiting Oxford University colleges, museums, parks, gardens, libraries, buildings.
  • Punting and picnicking on the River Thames.
  • Shopping in the traditional covered market and the new Westgate centre.

Why Oxford is the best city to live and study English

  • Being a student in Oxford is a great experience.
  • The city is famous as a centre of learning, and the lively student population is an exciting international mix of people from all over the world.
  • Oxford University is the oldest university in England.
  • Visitors admire the incredible architecture of the famous university college buildings and enjoy walking through the many beautiful gardens and parks or punting on the River Thames.
  • Oxford has excellent sports facilities, a wide variety of shops and a great nightlife.
  • Oxford is situated in the heart of England: London, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bath and the beautiful Cotswold countryside are less than 2 hours away.
  • It’s easy to get to Oxford and airport transport links are useful.
  • There are regular bus and train services from Oxford to London and other parts of the UK.


Population (hab)154,327
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)67

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British Study Centres BSC Oxford

British Study Centres BSC Oxford

Study in the historic district of St Giles, in the center of Oxford, England


Home Tuition

Home Tuition full immersion in the Oxford region

Home Tuition full immersion in the Oxford region

Private English Language classes in the Cork Oxford living at the teacher's house. Can combine with sports activities and cultural excursions