Schools event booking form

Bookings for Summer Term Taster Days at Magdalen are now CLOSED. Bookings for Autumn 2024 will open later this term, via the booking form below.

Magdalen College runs regular taster days in Oxford (during Oxford term time) and in schools (outside of Oxford term times). These are run for state-maintained schools with a high proportion of students from groups that are under-represented at Oxford.

Our events are primarily for schools located in our seven link regions: Barnsley, Brent, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, and Westminster. If you wish to bring a school group to Magdalen from a different region of the UK, please email to arrange this.

Draft Schedule of a Taster Day at Magdalen:

10:00-10:30 Arrive at Magdalen
10:30-11.15 Introduction to Oxford talk
11.15-11.45 Q&A with student ambassadors
11:45-12:15 College tour with student ambassadors
12.15-13.15 Free lunch in Hall with student ambassadors
13.15-14:15 Academic/Admissions session [options in booking form]
14:15-15:15 Out-of-college session [options in booking form]

If you’d like to adjust the timings, for instance if you’re travelling a long distance and would prefer a later start, please get in touch.

The days can involve a lot of walking, so if you have anyone in the group with reduced mobility, let us know and we can plan accordingly.

We are taking bookings for in-person visits from us to your school, and virtual events, via the same booking form below.

Our events are often over-subscribed, and therefore your school is likely to receive one visit to Oxford per school year. In the case of over-subscription, schools are prioritised based on the following criteria:

Essential criteria:

Secondary criteria:

We also run a travel expenses scheme for state-maintained schools that are from our link regions and are bringing 10 students or more to Magdalen. You can apply for this via the form below.

To arrange an event with Magdalen, please fill in the following form. If you have any questions or would like to be notified when bookings for the next term open, you can email us or call one of our outreach officers on 01865 286697.

Schools Event Booking Form

Schools Event Booking Form

Group age
As a 'hub' school, you would host students from other local schools at the event as well as your own.
PLEASE NOTE: Our limit is 35 students per visit.
Preferred Time
We ask in case we're able to get them to come along to your event!
You may wish to use this space to let us know more about your school/cohort, such as the proportion of FSM/Pupil Premium and/or BAME students, or other information which may be relevant.
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