Open Doors – 9 & 10 September – explore our venues for free and learn, feel and discover

posted on Monday 21 August

Oxford Open Doors is a celebration of Oxford across all walks of life, its places and its people and is organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust. As part of this celebration, we are opening our doors at the Examination Schools, Sheldonian Theatre and St Luke’s Chapel. We are offering guided tours, free concerts and much more. Further details are below. We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 9 September

Examination Schools

Open from 10.00 until 4.00pm, this is a rare opportunity to explore and discover the Examination Schools. You can do a self-guided visit or book onto a guided tour to see additional areas and learn more about the architecture, history and uses of this beautiful and versatile venue. Tours run at 11, 1 and 3pm and must be booked in advance. To book, visit the Oxford Open Doors website here.

Conference photography by John Cairns

St Luke’s Chapel

Open from 9.30 – 4.00pm St Luke’s Chapel, a Grade II listed building built in a gothic architecture style, was formerly the church for the Old Radcliffe Hospital. Come in and see how this beautiful Chapel, now deconsecrated, has been restored by the University’s Estates Services Department.

Sunday 10 September

Sheldonian Theatre

Open from 10.00 to 4.00 pm you will have also access to the Attic with its impressive beams and exhibition boards and our Cupola, which provides fantastic views over the City and the surrounding countryside. We have talks planned in the Theatre throughout the day and a classical music concert will take place at 4.00pm. Seats will be issued on a first come first served basis so get there early to secure your place!

Portrait and documentary photographer, John Cairns, based in Oxford UK.

Find out more about Oxford Preservation Trust’s Oxford Open Doors event here.