St Catz is an open college, and welcomes visitors throughout the year. Situated towards the east of Oxford, on the bank of the river Cherwell, it is a short walk from Oxford City Centre.
The College grounds, made up of striking Grade I listed buildings and Registered Garden, are designed by Danish architect, Arne Jacobson, and include a music house, amphitheatre and water garden.
Jacobson’s design went much further than the buildings and grounds, as he created an integrated environment that was both practical and beautiful, including the cutlery, furniture and lighting. Visiting St Catz gives you the unique experience of witnessing a living museum of his creation.
Assistance and/or advice for visitors with disabilities can be sought from the Porters’ Lodge.
Trains run at least once an hour between Oxford and London, and twice an hour during peak times. Oxford is also on the main cross-country routes.
There are frequent buses, 24 hours a day, between London (Victoria Bus Station) and Oxford, run by the Oxford Bus Company and the Oxford Tube. There are also direct and regular services to Oxford from Heathrow and Gatwick airports operated by the Oxford Bus Company. Coach services from other parts of the country are available with National Express and other providers.
St Catherine’s is on the edge of the City Centre and we recommend that visitors arriving at the bus or train station take a taxi to the College, especially if they are bringing luggage. Walking from the City Centre to St Catherine’s will take between 15 and 20 minutes or from the train station around 25-30 minutes.
Catz has ample parking for bicycles and the bike shed is a listed building. Cycling is probably the best way to get around central Oxford.
St Catz is situated at the end of Manor Road. The postcode for a Sat Nav OX1 3UJ. We recommend that people driving to Oxford use the Park and Ride service. There is limited parking available, usually reserved for disabled guests, which must be booked in advance.