Harris Manchester is the only Oxford college devoted solely to undergraduate and graduate students aged 21 and over. This creates a vibrant and diverse community, with students of different ages, backgrounds and countries.
Our students come to us with a wide range of previous life experiences. For some this is a first degree after other adventures; for others it is a second or third chance at higher education; for others it is a second or third degree; and for yet others it is a rethinking of their life path and a much-valued opportunity to consider what they want to do next. This means that every Harris Manchester student have a story to tell: none have simply come to us as the next thing after school.
The college was founded as Manchester Academy in 1786, in Manchester, and settled in Oxford a century later, in 1889. You can read more about the college and its radical dissenting heritage here.
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