Meet Us In Person

We would love to meet any prospective students. While you are always welcome to send us any questions you might have about Modern Languages at Oxford by email (contact our Schools Liaison Officer, Natasha, at, the best way you can get a feel for Oxford is to meet us in person. Below you will find details about our Open Days, our annual teachers’ event, the Oxford and Cambridge regional conferences, and other events schools can get involved in.

Open Days

Open Days provide an excellent opportunity to visit the Faculty and meet tutors and students. The Faculty holds its main open day in April each year, and information sessions on the main University open days in June. There is a further open day in September, with additional open days in Spanish and Portuguese, German, Italian, and Russian and other Slavonic Languages in February and March. Please see below for this year’s dates.

Most students attending are in Year 12, but we welcome equally students from Year 11 who are finalising their sixth-form subject choices and looking ahead to higher study, as well as all others with an interest in applying (e.g. post-qualification, mature students).

Please note that you must register and book a place to attend an Undergraduate Open Day. Bookings will open in the new year.

Upcoming Open Days

Open Day Date Programme Bookings Contact
German Open Day 24 February 2018 Programme to follow Booking not yet available
Spanish & Portuguese Open Day 1 March 2018 View programme (PDF)
Russian and other Slavonic Languages Open Day 3 March 2018 View programme (PDF)
Italian Open Day 17 March 2018 View programme (PDF)
Modern Languages Open Day 28 April 2018 Programme to follow Booking not yet available
University Open Day 27 June 2018 Programme to follow Booking not yet available
University Open Day 28 June 2018 Programme to follow Booking not yet available
University Open Day 14 September 2018 Programme to follow Booking not yet available

After booking, you will receive a ticket via email. If you do not receive your ticket within 24 hours, please check the spam folder in your email system and, if it is not there, contact us via email at

Due to restricted places on our Open Days and the sheer volume of students wishing to attend, if after booking a place you are then unable to attend, please do cancel your place using the ‘cancel’ option(s) above, or email the relevant contact above to cancel your place for you.

Further Information


Year 9 Day

We run an annual languages afternoon in January for local Year 9 students from comprehensive schools. If you are from a comprehensive school in Oxfordshire and would like to take part, please get in touch. However, if you are not in the Oxfordshire area and would still like a flavour of the day, we plan to make films of some of the talks available shortly after the event. Watch this space…

A Level French Day

2017 saw out first French A Level literature masterclass, hosted at the Taylor Institution. It was open to state school students in Oxfordshire and involved a range of interactive workshops and overviews of key techniques in literary criticism. We plan to run this event again in January 2018. If you are studying French at A Level in Oxfordshire and would like to attend, please contact us. If you are not in Oxfordshire but would still like to sample the talks, films will be made available after the event.

Teachers’ Conference

Our annual conference for teachers is run through the Sir Robert Taylor Society, a network of academics at Oxford and Modern Languages Teachers across the UK and beyond. You can find out more about it here. The 2018 conference will be held at Somerville College, Oxford on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September and offers a programme of talks related to literature, and an insight into the Oxford admissions process. While our main activity is the conference, we also use the SRTS network to disseminate information about other upcoming outreach events and activities. If you are a teacher, please get in touch to be added to our mailing list.

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