Lincoln College

Life at Lincoln

Lincoln is one of the smaller colleges and is right in the middle of Oxford - Turl Street (right).  We admit about 100 new graduate students each year, giving us a total of about 300 at any one time.  It is one of the largest and liveliest centres for graduate life in Oxford.  We offer a wide range of subject areas and types of degrees.  We also have a small but welcome number of PGCE students.

Lincoln has a long commitment to graduate study. We were the first college in Oxford to provide a Middle Common Room (the MCR), especially for graduates.  Graduate students now make up half the student body in College, this makes us one of the largest MCRs 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 small and friendly, we also have a reputation for academic excellence across the board. There are about forty-five Fellows at Lincoln, Twenty-seven are also College Tutors, responsible for the teaching and welfare of undergraduates. Some are Professors or Readers, 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.