Open Days

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We are delighted to announce that the Faculty will be participating in the Virtual Open Days on Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd July 2020 and Friday 18th September.

Although it is not possible to open the doors of our buildings to visitors, we hope to welcome you to dedicated webpages, including presentations, academic taster sessions and live Q&A chat.

On Virtual Open Days visitors will have the opportunity to browse the Faculty's dedicated Virtual Open Days webpages and view specially created video content including:


OUR COURSES An introduction to undergraduate study at Oxford's Faculty of Theology and Religion
HOW TO APPLY Presentations featuring specific advice on the application and admissions process for the BA Theology and Religion; BA Philosophy and Theology and BA Religion and Oriental Studies. Features Dr Mary Marshall and a special presentation from Dr Dave Leal on the Philosophy Test.

Professor Sarah Foot lectures on Religion and the origins of the Holy Roman Empire

Dr Cressida Ryan introduces Languages for Theology and Religion

MEET OUR STUDENTS Some of our current students greet  you from lockdown and share their experiences of studying at the Faculty.

Video content will be available all day on Virtual Open Days and for some time afterwards. 

In addition, we look forward to welcoming you to 'chat' on our Virtual Open Day webpages in Q&A sessions scheduled on both days as follows:

Time What will the focus of the session be? Who will be answering questions?
10:00-11:00 Q&A on undergraduate study at Oxford's Faculty of Theology and Relgion

Dr Mary Marshall


Current students

11:00-11:30 Drop-in and meet Current students
11:30-12:30 Q&A on making an application, including...

Dr Mary Marshall


Current students

12:00-12:30 Q&A on applications for the BA Philosophy and Theology and the Philosophy Test Dr Dave Leal
12:30-13:00 Drop-in and meet Current students
14:00-14:30 Drop-in and meet Current students
14:30-15:30 Q&A on academic taster and questions about the course

Prof Sarah Foot

Dr Cressida Ryan

Dr Mary Marshall

Other subject tutors

Current students

15:30-16:00 Drop-in and meet Current students


When you are planning your virtual visit, remember that you can find a list of the colleges which admit students to our courses here.


Booking is not required - just browse - but do please consider registering your interest on this form; this helps the University to plan and enables us to send you relevant information in advance.

The Schedule presented above is correct for the July Open Days. We now confirm that the Open Day scheduled for Friday 18th September will also take place virtually.  The schedule for the September Open Day is likely to be similar but will be confirmed in due course.

We look forward to welcoming you!



In the meantime, there are plenty of alternative online opportunities to discover Oxford and all that it has to offer.  The University are busy developing these resources to replace the July Open Days and we look forward to sharing our plans with you soon.

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