Life in Oxford

Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by Matthew Arnold (in reference to the harmonious architecture of the university buildings.) The world renowned architecture and cobbled streets have touched the imaginations of many worldwide; including T. S. Eliot, Philip Pullman and Daniel Blythe. Oxford has been the home to many great men and women throughout their studies, where its surroundings enraptured and inspired them. Oxford has produced 27 Prime Ministers, World famous Actors and
Actresses and International Businessmen like Richard Branson. Our business college is located at the heart of this historic city which is well served by retail and transport services.

The student lifestyle is second to none. It is made up of two large universities; Oxford and Oxford Brookes, as well as many other Colleges and Schools including our own business college. The community spirit and social activities stretch throughout the day far into the night. Student cards are made available to all our students at Oxford Business College student base, enabling them access to only student organised activities and offers huge discounts on clothes, food and travel. Our student Council enables students to organise their own social events, sporting activities and College Campaigning, with the added bonus of also looking great on your CV!

The River Thames runs through Oxford, where for a distance of some 10 miles it is known as the Isis. It is located some 55 miles (88 km) north west of London and 70 miles (112 km) south east of Birmingham. Most local bus services are provided by the Oxford Bus Company and Stagecoach South Midlands and include two frequent coach services to London. We also have two train stations, the older one being within a 5 minute walk of our College, and the newer one being 20 minute bus ride/offering services throughout the UK.

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Museums & Galleries

  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Ashmolean Museum, Britain’s oldest museum
  • Pitt Rivers Museum
  • Museum of Natural History, home of the Oxford Dodo
  • Museum of the History of Science, in Britain’s oldest purpose-built museum building
  • Museum of Oxford
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Oxford University Press
  • The Bodleian Library
  • The Clarendon Building (often used as a set for film and television)
  • The Radcliffe Camera (one of several institutions named after John Radcliffe)
  • The Sheldonian Theatre

The Oxford Union

At the Oxford Business College as a student of ours you will have the opportunity to join the Oxford Union on a short term membership. The Oxford Union is one of the most highly regarded and prestigious debating societies in the World. For futher information about the Oxford Union and how to join, please visit the webiste

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