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St. Catherine's College

Named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, a Christian saint and martyr, St. Catherine’s College (also known as “St. Catz”) is a newer college at Oxford, established in 1962. However, its history can be traced to the 19th century, with the establishment of the Delegacy of Non-Collegiate Students, founded in 1868.

Situated on the banks of the River Cherwell, the stunning concrete-and-glass modernist buildings were created by the Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, who designed everything in college (even the cutlery) and situated the geometrically inspired buildings around a main quadrangle.

The College is home to 750 students, and is among the most diverse and largest of all Oxford Colleges. Visiting students can choose from a vast array of courses. St. Catz has particular strengths in music and drama, with links with the Oxford School of Drama.