Information and Opportunities for Individuals

University Open Days

These take place in June/July and September each year.

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We are delighted to announce that the Faculty will be participating in the Virtual Open Days on Wednesday 30th June, Thursday 1st July and Friday 17th September. 

Although it is not possible to open the doors of our buildings to visitors, you will have the opportunity to browse the Faculty's dedicated Virtual Open Days webpages and view specially created content.

It is free and booking is not required. For more information on University Open Days click here.


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 Dafydd Daniel lectures on Should faith be optimistic or pessimistic?

MEET OUR STUDENTS Some of our current students greet you remotely 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 Q&A sessions scheduled throughout the day on 30th June and 1st July:


Time Format Who will be answering questions?

Online (typed) chat Q&A: Type your questions for some immediate typed answers

or submit questions for the Livestreamed Q&A at noon.

You can 'upvote' ('like') existing typed questions.


Current students


Livestreamed video Q&A: Panelists answer popular questions submitted that morning (before 11:45).

Dr Mary Marshall

Dr Dave Leal

Current students


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.  Visit our Online Resources page for useful links.

Please sign up to receive regular newsletters for prospective applicants including no just important updates but insights into student life, as well as detailed advice and guidance on the steps to making a strong application.


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This year the Faculty of Theology and Religion will run two UNIQ schools, each lasting four days and welcoming around thirty Y12 students. UNIQ is a programme organised by the University of Oxford, for more information and to find out whether you are eligible and how to apply, please see the UNIQ website.



Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences 2021

This year it's VIRTUAL!
On demand from 15-26 March 2021, live from 23-25 March 2021
Live chat with a tutor from Theology and Religion from 12:00-15:00 on Tuesday 23rd March and 15:00-18:00 on Thursday 25th March.

A free online conference and you can register yourself (you don't need to be registered by your teacher).

Further information and registration on the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences website.


Public Lectures and Events

Throughout the year, the Faculty hosts a number of special lectures which are open to members of the public (as distinct from the lectures for University students which are published in our Faculty Lecture Schedule). Everyone, including prospective students, is very welcome to attend. You can find out about these lectures in the Events section of our website. They will also be announced in our Faculty News and social media accounts. If you live near to Oxford, you may like to attend a lecture. Some lectures are recorded and you can view past lectures on our YouTube channel (click here to find out more about our Online Resources).

Remember, if you do not live near Oxford, there may be similar opportunities for you at local universities and museums.

Independent Visits

The best time to visit is on a University Open Day, when many colleges, departments and other University buildings will be open and able to welcome you with special events and information. However, if you cannot make it to an Open Day or for any other reason it is possible to make an independent visit. For the University’s guidance and resources on Independent visits please click here.

The Faculty welcomes prospective students and applicants and, whenever practical, we will try to accommodate your visit. If you would like to make an independent visit to the Faculty, please email

College Opportunities for Individuals

We are pleased to promote the opportunities available in Colleges which may be of interest to potential students and applicants. Information and links will be added to this page as they become available.

Click here for information and guidance for applicants.