Hertford Shield

PPE at Hertford College

Why Choose Hertford College?

Hertford is rightly renowned as a friendly and very open college, one of the first five to go mixed (in 1975), and pioneer of the "Hertford Scheme" to encourage access for students from relatively modest school backgrounds. It retains this atmosphere of non-stuffiness, but is equally tolerant towards traditional Oxford pleasures (formal dinners, punting etc.). Here you can be yourself, but also enjoy new experiences and roles. Our PPE groups, in particular, have tended to take full advantage of these opportunities.

     We look only for academic potential, without any bias regarding your background (indeed our entire admissions operation is designed for this purpose). As a result, we get a broad variety of students, and perform strongly academically, typically well within the "top 10" of colleges (and 5th in 2011). We recognise that students have many interests, and you won't be pressured to sacrifice them all to your studies, but we'll encourage and help you to fulfil your potential, making Hertford a good choice for aspiring "high fliers".

     Hertford College has many other virtues, which you can discover through these pages (links to the left) and from the prospectus and DVD (see links below).

PPEists and friends in our college bar, rated the best in Oxford by the student newspaper Cherwell

Undergraduate Prospectus

Click here to see the (increasingly dated) Undergraduate Prospectus for Hertford College, which we used to produce in print before moving to a DVD format.

Admissions DVD Previews

An Admissions DVD is in production, and you can view some sections from it, available through the left sidebar at: Admissions on the College website.