Meeting people

If you would like to connect with people from your home country or who speak your native language, country and language-specific groups can be found at Meetup Oxford and Oxford Expats, as well as The University Newcomers' Club.

Clubs and societies at the University are also open to academic staff and their partners. They cover just about every imaginable national, special interest and sporting group, including Quidditch!

Community centres

There are community centres throughout Oxford which host neighbourhood events and activities such as fitness activities, gardening, playgroups, building projects and more. They are a great way to get involved and meet others living near you. For more information, please visit Oxford City Council's Community Centres page

For details of community centres and community groups outside of Oxford, please see individual district sites:

Cherwell (including Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington)

South Oxfordshire (including Didcot and Wallingford)

Vale of the White Horse (including Abingdon and Wantage)

West Oxfordshire (including Carterton, Chipping Norton, Eynsham, Standlake, Witney, Woodstock)

Did you know? Quidditch is a game played by the pupils at Hogwarts in the 'Harry Potter' books by
JK Rowling. Several Oxford venues feature in the films, including the Duke Humfrey's Medieval Library
and the dining hall at Christ Church. Of course, quidditch players in real life can't fly, unlike
their wizarding counterparts!