Brasenose College
Brasenose College
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Brasenose is situated in the center of Oxford, facing one of the most scenic squares in the world, and within a few minutes walk of all the major libraries and laboratories of Oxford University.
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Wander35706
Manchester, England1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Brasenose College is sooo quaint! Check out Staircase XIV room III - the former room of Mayer Nissim. It's so cool - the site of many nights of fun! Check it out.
Written 25 March 2003
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,658 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
I had the pleasure of staying at Brasenose for one night for a conference. I liked everything about it- as a venue it was wonderful, the staff were polite and the room I stayed in was excellent (en suite, huge separate living room with full desk, beautiful view).
Written 29 September 2017
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Rachel C
County Durham, UK61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
I stayed here last week for Oxford UNIQ's summer school, sleeping in the Frewin annexe and eating in the main Brasenose dining hall. Our rooms were reasonably sized and cleaned regularly. Some had en suites, but even those that did not only had to share a bathroom between a maximum of 4 people. Plus, every room had a little personal sink tucked behind a cupboard door.
The food became a little monotonous: every morning the breakfast included scrambled eggs, american bacon/sausage, a tomato and some variant of potato. Basic options like toast also did not seem available. Dinner, however, was usually a lot more enjoyable and varied.
The JCR is lovely, if a little bit cramped, and there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.
All staff I encountered were friendly and professional, striving to make our stay the best. My only issue, which may not be resolvable due to the nature of the buildings, is that staircases and other steps were not always highlighted, making navigation as a partially sighted person quite difficult. Also, when sleeping in the Frewin annex, be aware that many of the rooms overlook one of the backstreets of Oxford, so you are likely to experience shouting and other street noise throughout the night.
Overall, though, a lovely college that I would definitely consider returning to.
Written 10 August 2017
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA21,346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
I got a tour of this college which led me to a great understanding of how Oxford is set up. The buildings and the college in general are very old. They were setting up the hall for eating when I was there which was cool to see. I loved the old pictures and the general feel of the school. The library was also quite nice. Well worth the time.
Written 13 December 2018
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Pamela R
Chicago, IL8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Beautiful buildings and grounds, stunning dining hall, wonderful location near Radcliffe Camera and central Oxford. Those are the pros. The twin room in the old hall (which is the first building you face as you come through the porter's lodge), though spacious and light, looked as if they had taken a beautiful Tudor room and covered over everything -- including doorways, fireplace, and old wooden beams -- with thick ivory paint. Oh, if only somene had taken care to restore this room it would have been fabulous. But I suppose the college doesn't have this kind of financing. And of course the room price would no longer be reasonable. So overall, the room was kind of dingy. The bathroom was fine. Shower head in the tub, as opposed to separate stall. We only ate breakfasts there, and the food was just ok. No choices, it was just brought out. It was very crowded in the beautiful hall since Brasenose apparently hosts many young students attending Oxford programs. Fortunately, the young Chinese children who were there during our stay were chaperoned and very well-behaved. I needed a hair dryer and none was available, not even from the Porter, which was an unpleasant surprise. Housekeeping does not come daily. Most of the help were very pleasant. So all in all, a mixed bag.
Written 27 August 2017
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452juliah
Davenport, FL6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Solo
The rain made the bricks seem dark and foreboding, the front lawn looked like it had only just been laid. The college is much smaller than i was expecting and does not in fact boast the radcliffe camera as the college's prospectus had me believe through clever camera angles. Disappointment.
Written 5 April 2013
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Astronomer
Oxford61 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012
Handily placed for the city centre; close to the Ashmolean, Randolph Hotel and shops. As with all the colleges check public opening times.
Written 29 December 2012
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Disinterested
Winchester, UK107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011 • Business
Brasenose certainly isn't the grandest of Oxford colleges - that would be Christ Church- nor is it the most beautiful -Magdalen (?) Merton (?) New (?)- nor is it the most academically distinguished - Balliol (?).

Brasenose is, however, the very epitome of Oxford. Its situation in what must surely be one of the world's most beautiful squares (Radcliffe), is the very best in Oxford. Its architecture, being a combination of medieval, victorian, and contemporary, provides an excellent visual history of the university.

The location for many an Inspector Morse episode, and the site of a mysterious devil related disappearance in the eighteenth century, Brasenose has a wealth of distinguished alumni: David Cameron, Michael Palin, Geoffrey Archer (no really!), a substantial number of current MPs, the former Arch Bishop of Canterbury, Earl Haig, and John Mortimer.

Well worth a visit.
Written 4 December 2011
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Elizabeth W
Grand Cayman, British West Indies13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I had not realised that some colleges open rooms for Bed and Breakfast during the long vac. We had a lovely, well equipped room , comfortable beds and fabulous full English Breakfast in the beautiful Dining Hall. It was really special and would love to do it again.
Written 7 November 2019
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Kim M
RAUNDS39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Booked a stay in a twin room overnight for a friend's birthday, partly because of the college's history and because of it's location - right on Radcliffe square. Our room was big - twin beds, bedside table, lamp, sofa, window seat, desk, two amchairs, walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom - with a view of the old quad and the Radcliffe camera rising above it (Very atmospheric at dawn the next day!) Tea and coffee also available in the room, and porters were helpful with luggage storage etc. Book as far in advance as you can to help keep prices down, but as a historic central college you will pay a premium. No breakfast, but plenty of local cafes - the covered market is around the corner, and the Bodleian is less than 2 mins walk (great if you need to get up and queue in the morning as we did!)
Written 18 August 2019
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