Bath Street Houses

01- 12-15 Bath Street - Front View02 - Front Room03 - Front Room04 - Sitting Room05 - Sitting Room - View towards Kitchen06 - Kitchen07 - Kitchen08 - Kitchen09 - Front Bedroom10 - Front Bedroom11 - Rear Bedroom12 - Bathroom13 - 12 - 15 Bath Street - Rear View

Accommodation for Visiting Fellows

The College owns 4 houses at the end Bath Street, which is the fifth turning to the left on St Clement’s Street after the Plain. The houses are a 15 minute walk away from the College.

In terms of priority for their use the College has decided that two houses will be reserved for the accommodation of new Fellows moving to Oxford requiring accommodation whilst they may decisions about their future housing needs. Two houses will be reserve for Visiting Fellows. These needs having been met, the College is happy to consider requests for housing from other colleges and parts of the University for academic visitors.

Bath Street is quiet cul-de-sac with little traffic noise. The houses sit next to St Catherine’s House, which is the College’s off-site graduate centre, and the Angel and Greyhound Meadow which is accessed by a bridge at the end of Bath Street.

The following description relates to a gallery of pictures available here.

You can view plans of the ground and first floors of the houses here and here respectively.

The houses are formed of a small study to the front. This has a desk and sofa-bed. Along an entrance corridor to the rear of the house sits a large sitting room furnished with a sofa, easy chair and coffee table. There is a television. The sitting room opens into a light, spacious kitchen/dining area. This is fully-equipped with oven, microwave oven, refrigerator, washing machine and dishwasher. There is a glazed area over the kitchen/dining area which can be shaded by the use of motorised high-level blinds.

The second floor is composed of a double bedroom to the front of the house and a single to the rear. There is bathroom on the second floor equipped with a bath and shower.

The houses are connected to the University’s IT network.

The rear of the houses is formed of a terrace with separate sitting areas assigned to each house. Beyond this will sit a large lawn shared by all houses. This is a private, gated area and surrounded by walls/fences.

The houses on Bath Street are very close to two supermarkets – Tesco on Cowley Road and Sainsbury’s, close to Magdalen Bridge. There are cashpoints at both supermarkets. The Cowley Road and St Clement’s areas offer a wide variety of types of shop, restaurant and bars.

The bus stop for London and Gatwick and Heathrow airports are on St Clement’s Street – a few minutes’ walk from the end Bath Street and the houses.


The College has made arrangements for staff to regularly clean the houses. The timing and details of these arrangements are worked out between occupants and the Housekeeper. The gardens are maintained by the College gardening staff. Maintenance issues should be directed to the Buildings Manager.

The current rent for a house is £1,420 per month. Occupants will be responsible for all other bills on a rate of £8.10 per day. This covers gas, electricity, water, council tax and TV licence. Wi-Fi access is also included free of charge.

Christensen Fellowships include free accommodation (including utilities) for the period of your appointment.

For further information please contact Susannah Young, Accommodation Officer, at

St Catherine’s House

Bathroom     Kitchen     bedroom

Study Desk   Corner room

Bed   Bed and desk   narrow

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Catz Fellow speaks at V&A Friday Late

Catz Fellow and Tutor in Spanish, Dr Ben Bollig, took part in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Friday Late event ‘Journeys from the South’ on 31 July 2015.

The July Friday Late event focused on Argentina, specifically the tradition of craftsmanship there, and how this has influenced the country’s contemporary art and design. In addition to a tapestry installation, there were a variety of events celebrating Argentina’s design, art, and music.

Rosie Finn

Rosie graduated from the University of Chichester in 2011 and went on to work for Oxera Consulting LLP in Oxford, where she assisted with the running of their events. Rosie joined St Catherine's in 2016 and is responsible for organising the College’s alumni events. Please contact Rosie if you have any queries or comments regarding future or previous alumni events.

Telephone : +44 (0) 1865 281 596

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Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford

The Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Oxford will take place on Friday 18 - Sunday 20 September and will showcase the best and brightest of the University - past, present and future. A tour of St Catherine's College will be taking place 10:00-11:00 on Saturday 19 September.
You can check the programme, browse the brochure and book your place via these pages.

Date: Friday 18 - Sunday 20 September 2015

Time: 14:30 onwards


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