Brasenose College

at Alumni Office, Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford , OX1 4AJ

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Brasenose College
Alumni Office, Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square
Oxford OX1 4AJ
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 0441865287275


Originally established as ‘The King's Hall and College of Brasenose’ for the study of sophistry, logic, philosophy and, above all, theology. The founders of Brasenose College were Sir Richard Sutton, a lawyer, and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln. The name of the College has always fascinated visitors to Oxford. There have been several interpretations of it, including the suggestion that it is derived from ‘brasen huis' (brewhouse). The most likely explanation is that it refers to a ‘brazen' (brass or bronze) door knocker in the shape of a nose.

How To Get to Brasenose College

Parking only available for Blue Badge holders. Please use the Park & Ride.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Tuesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Wednesdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Thursdays: 09:00- 17:00
  • Fridays: 09:00- 17:00

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Friday 26 September sees the Gaudy for all 2006 and 2007 alumni - contact the Alumni Office to book your place.

Published on 2014-08-01 10:43:40 GMT

The HCR football team have had a record breaking year in which they’ve won the top MCR division (division 1) with a game to spare AND won the cuppers final at the end of May The team has won the league three years in a row without losing a game. Congratulations to the team: both Division 1 champions and cuppers champions!

Published on 2014-06-16 00:18:51 GMT

1996 & 1997 Alumni - Invitations for your Gaudy should be landing on your doorsteps this week. We look forward to welcoming you back to College on Friday 12 September.

Published on 2014-06-16 09:34:26 GMT

The Summer Eights dinner has been moved from Monday 2nd to Saturday 31st May and it will now be held in The Jam Factory. BNCBC event for past and present members. Please contact for further details

Published on 2014-05-13 10:00:00 GMT

Three concerts in Chapel this week - do please come along Wednesday 11th March, 1.30-2pm Saxophone concert, with George Beechener Thursday 12th March, 1.30pm-2pm Piano Trio concert - Weber's Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano Op. 63 with Ella Thorpe Beeston (BNC) – Pianoforte, Sophie Strudwick (Catz) – Flute, and Ben Kimberley (Somerville) - ‘cello Friday 13th March, 6pm-7pm Choral Scholars’ concert

Published on 2015-03-09 10:22:45 GMT

Music in College this week.... WEDNESDAY (4th March) Candlelit organ recital at 9pm in Chapel James Wills (Music Scholar, BNC) (followed by College Compline for those who wish) FRIDAY (6TH March) Music at Brasenose Concert at 6pm in the Antechapel This will be different from the usual MAB concerts, and shorter (about 25-30mins). It will feature a newly formed ‘cello group led by Antonia Skinner, a piano duet by Fleur Snow and Freddie Hinds, 'Quad-tet - our resident Barbershop led by James Carey, and Brasenose's new jazz band under the direction of George Beechener SATURDAY (7th March)in Magdalen College Chapel Chapel Choir sings Choral Evensong at 6pm

Published on 2015-03-02 16:05:23 GMT

FRESHERS’ CONCERT Come and support some of the new musicians in College this year Programme includes Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin, Highland Bagpipes, 'Fly me to the Moon', Poulenc’s Oboe Sonata, and more.... THIS FRIDAY, 7th November, 6pm, Chapel

Published on 2014-11-04 14:10:57 GMT

For those who would like to attend the Memorial Service for BNC alumnus, the late Sir John Drinkall (PPE, 1945), it will take place on Saturday 19 September with two separate events (friends are very welcome to attend either or both events) 10.30am - a Memorial Service will be held at Haileybury College, Herford SG13 7NU in The Chapel followed by lunch in the Attlee Room. Between 5pm and 7pm there will be a tea/drinks reception at The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London SE6 3PR.

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