Lincoln College

Life at Lincoln

Lincoln College is situated right in the middle of Oxford, in Turl Street (right) and is home to one of the largest and liveliest centres for graduate life in Oxford. We admit about 120 new graduate students each year, from a very wide range of subject areas and types of degree, giving us a total of about 300 on course at any one time.  

Lincoln has a long commitment to graduate study. We were the first college in Oxford to provide a Middle Common Room ( MCR), especially for graduates.  Graduate students now make up half the student body in College, making Lincoln's MCR one of the largest in Oxford. A committee of graduates runs the MCR; they make sure that Lincoln has its own varied and vibrant social life.

Because our food is so good, and our accommodation so close at hand, our graduates choose to eat many of their meals in College.  This has the effect of everyone getting to know everyone else very quickly and promotes the friendly atmosphere of which the MCR is justly proud.  Since graduates at Lincoln study a wide range of disciplines and come from all over the world, this makes for some good conversations!  And after a great meal you can just step outside the College and enjoy the buzz of Oxford.
We are not just sociable and friendly, we also have a reputation for academic excellence across the board. There are about fifty Fellows at Lincoln, twenty-nine of whom are also College Tutors, responsible for the teaching and welfare of undergraduates. Some are Professors, who lecture and supervise research in the departments of the University, others focus solely on  research.  Each graduate student is allocated an advisor from within the Fellowship, who can provide advice and support during their time at Oxford.