Open Day: 28 June 2023

The University of Oxford's 2023 Open Days will be held on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 June, and Friday 15 September. 

On these dates, the English Faculty will be open from 9.30am to 4pm. All talks will take place in the English Faculty building, on the corner of St Cross and Manor Roads, and last half an hour. 

You can register for the Open Days on the University website. Registration for our Open Days is not compulsory, but you will receive lots of useful information about the event and about applying for undergraduate study at Oxford.

Provisional programme for talks at the English Faculty:

10.00am - 10.30am:  MINI LECTURE with Professor Emma Smith (Professor of Shakespeare Studies, Hertford College): Is Shakespeare our Contemporary?

10.40am - 11.10am:  MINI LECTURE with Dr Ayoush Lazikani (Departmental Lecturer, Jesus College): “A Taste of Old English”

11.20am - 12.00pm:  INFORMATION TALK: ENGLISH AT OXFORD with Professor Annie Sutherland (Professor of Medieval Literature, Somerville College)  

2.30pm - 3.10pm:  INFORMATION TALK: ENGLISH AT OXFORD (repeated talk) with Professor Annie Sutherland (Professor of Medieval Literature, Somerville College)  

3.20pm - 3.50pm:  MINI LECTURE with Dr Nicholas Perkins (Associate Professor, St. Hugh’s College): “The Gift of Narrative”  

3.20pm - 3.50pm:  JOINT SCHOOLS Q&A SESSIONS -  STUDYING ENGLISH WITH HISTORY, CLASSICS, OR MODERN LANGUAGES with Dr Jonathan Patterson (Departmental Lecturer in French, St Edmund Hall) and Dr Ayoush Lazikani (Departmental Lecturer in Old and Middle English) and Dr Lynn Robson (Fellow in English, Regent's Park College). Please note this talk will take place in Seminar Room K.

Staff and current students will be present throughout the day to answer questions about the course, studying at Oxford, and the application process. We welcome students interested in joint schools (English and History; English and Classics; English and Modern Languages) to all of our talks.

The English Faculty Library will also be open throughout the day. The Library holds the University’s main student lending collections for English Language and Literature, including American and postcolonial literatures.

Parents are welcome to attend the Open Days, but to avoid overcrowding we would ask that they do not attend the lectures and talks scheduled in the morning. However, there is often space available in the afternoon sessions. No booking is required.

You can find directions to the English Faculty at:

Any questions? Please email the English Faculty Outreach Co-ordinator at


English faculty building