Front Quad of Lincoln College, the walls covered in bright green ivy

Lincoln College Strategic Plan, 2022-27

Our mission and values

We believe students with outstanding academic potential come from all backgrounds. We seek to offer the widest possible access to the education we provide.

We offer our Tutors both support and autonomy. We aim to recruit and retain the best Tutors, who are attracted to the College by its reputation, its autonomy, and by the support it provides to Fellows in their teaching and research.

Our Tutors afford our students the opportunity of a unique experience of personal teaching and learning. We believe the advancement of learning is best achieved by the tutorial model of teaching in small groups and support for academic research.

Lincoln College is an integral part of the University of Oxford. We seek to contribute to society through the pursuit of our objects:

  1. The advancement of education, study, and research, in particular through the provision, support and maintenance of a college in Oxford;
  2. The advancement of religion, including the provision and support of a Chapel in accordance with the principles of the Church of England.

We value difference. Lincoln College is committed to fostering an inclusive culture that promotes equality, values diversity, and maintains a working, learning, and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff, Fellows, and students are respected.

We are committed to ensuring that members of the College have freedom within the law to question and test received wisdom and to put forward new ideas and controversial or unpopular opinions, without placing their jobs or privileges in jeopardy; and to apply the principles of justice and fairness within the College.

We believe in achieving our aims sustainably. Lincoln College is working towards an environmentally sustainable future.

Our 2022–27 strategic plan lists our goals under the headings that follow; our  priorities are shown in bold fount.