College and Cathedral, University of Oxford
Christ Church is a unique institution combining a
college and a cathedral. It is the largest of the 39 colleges making up
Oxford University. Founded by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in 1525, it was
re-founded in 1546 to incorporate the cathedral for the Diocese of
John and Charles Wesley were undergraduates at the
college, and a memorial stone in the floor commemorates that both were
ordained in the cathedral.
Rev Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was a
mathematics tutor here in the 19th century and wrote Alice in
Wonderland about Alice Liddell, daughter of the then Dean. More
recently, scenes from Harry Potter were filmed on the hall stairs.
Admission Charges apply. Please check the website for details: www.chch.ox.ac.uk/visiting Please
book College tours in advance online: £13 per person (concessions £11)
(2017 prices). No tours in July and August.
Free guided tours of the
Cathedral are available on weekdays at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm.
Access for Cathedral services via Tom gate (main gate on St Aldates).
Additional visitor information No parking on site. Please visit Oxford City Council's website for details of car parking available in Oxford: www.oxford.gov.uk/carparks
Sunday: 2pm–5pm (Last admission 4.15pm) As a
working academic and religious institution, some areas, such as the
Hall and Cathedral, may close at short notice. The Hall is often closed
between 11.40am and 2.30pm. Please check the Christ Church website in
advance of your visit.