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

Outreach in Oxford

We offer a range of opportunities for schools from Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. We offer visits to Oxford with our Taster Days programmes, and we can also visit your school during our regular visits to our link regions. To express interest in an event with us please use the application form lower down this page. 

Lincoln students give school group a tour of Lincoln
School students at an access and outreach workshop

Lincoln College primarily works with schools and colleges in Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. We work in partnership with Magdalen College and St Edmund Hall as part of Oxford for East Midlands.

We also work as a project partner of Oxford for North East as part of a restructuring of outreach at the University of Oxford.

Oxford Taster Days

Who are they for: Students in Years 9-12, Teachers. Younger students can be considered.

When: Year-round

We offer the opportunity for schools to bring groups of students to visit Oxford for taster days. These days are offered free of charge and usually run 10.30am-2.30pm. They typically include:

  •  an introduction to Oxford
  •  the chance to meet current students
  •  a tour of Lincoln College
  • lunch
  •  an afternoon of sessions on a range of options:  themes such as student life; A-Level choices; super-curricular activities; Oxbridge applications; plus academic tasters or self-guided tours of the city

Groups that meet the following criteria will be prioritised:

  •  from a state school in Lincolnshire or Northamptonshire
  •  include a significant number of students who receive Free School Meals
  •  currently receive limited outreach provision from Oxford University

We recognise that for some of our schools, a day trip to Oxford simply is not feasible. Due to limited accommodation at the College, we are unable to provide overnight accommodation to school groups, but the city does offer a number of reasonably priced hostels. In these instances, we are happy to work with you to create a multi-day programme to provide an immersive Oxford experience.

Schools Taster Day Sign-Up

  • Please suggest some times, days and months. Tues, Weds, Thurs, are usually better days:
  • Combining Year groups is possible but not recommended.
  • Combining Year groups is possible but not recommended. The maxmimum group size we can accommodate for a free lunch in our dining hall is 28 including teachers.
  • Your email address will be shared with Oxford for East Midlands - a collaborative partnership of Lincoln College, Magdalen College and St Edmund Hall - who collectively deliver outreach activity to schools and colleges in the East Midlands.

Where next?

  • Discover outreach activities delivered in your schoolRead more
  • Read about our summer school programmesRead more
  • Find advice for teachers supporting Oxford applicantsRead more