About the Department
We have three academic units which serve our wide community of students. These units are:
- The Continuing Professional Development Centre
- The Public and International Programmes Office
- The Technology Assisted Lifelong Learning unit
Additionally, the Department engages over one hundred part-time tutors, many of whom come from professional organisations and industry, and bring us the most up-to-date expertise.
Our academic activities take place at three main locations: Rewley House in central Oxford, and Ewert House in nearby Summertown, just two miles north of Oxford town centre. We also offer courses outside Oxford - notably at Reading (where we have a large selection of evening classes), Newbury and Maidenhead.
The Department runs a full-service residential centre, and has full time staff dedicated to catering and accommodation, including our team of talented chefs. We have on-site dining and conference facilities, 35 en suite bedrooms and two self-catering flats. Our accommodation has been awarded a three-star campus rating.
Our facilities also include a common room with bar, a fully-equipped lecture theatre, several lecture/seminar rooms, a library and a computer room.
We have two full-time IT staff and two trained technicians who support the computing and audio visual capacity in our facilities.
Full information on our facilities can be found on our facilities and services pages.
The Rewley House Continuing Education Library, one of the Bodleian Libraries, exists to serve the needs of the Department's students. The library supports the wide variety of subjects covered by Departmental courses at many academic levels, ranging from weekly classes through to post-graduate studies.
The collection contains around 73,000 books together with periodicals and a video/DVD collection of films and drama documentaries. Computer terminals in the Library give access to the internet and the full range of electronic resources subscribed to by the University of Oxford. The Jessop Reading Room adjoins the library. Full information about the Library can be seen on our Library pages.
The Department participates in partnerships and collaborations with a very wide range of entities to produce some of our more specialised course offerings. We work with other departments within the University, as well as with corporate and non-profit entities from the UK and beyond. Notable partners include the University's Medical Sciences Division, English Heritage, The National Trust and Oxford Archaeology. See the current list of partners here.