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Facilities and Accommodation

Keble is trying something different at the University of Oxford. We’re combining the best features of a mixed undergraduate-graduate college with the benefits of a graduate-only college. Our graduates have access to the new H B Allen Centre as well as the facilities on the main site.

The H B Allen Centre is four minutes’ walk from the main Parks Road site. It has space for 230 graduate students – mostly in self-contained flats with communal kitchen diners – plus short-stay accommodation for students on part-time modular courses. There are two large common rooms, a café, gym, laundry facilities and an onsite Porters Lodge open 24 hours a day. The rooms and facilities are grouped around a landscaped quad in the Oxford style.

At the core of the Parks Road site are the Victorian buildings in unforgettable polychromatic brick. More modern additions provide accommodation for our undergraduates, as well, as teaching rooms. There you’ll find the magnificent dining Hall (the longest in Oxford), Library (open 24/7, excluding the college closure at Christmas), the versatile O’Reilly theatre, café, bar, gym, music room and another graduate common room.

The Keble Dining Hall on the Parks Road site

We encourage our students to stay – or get – active. In addition to the gyms, we have a sports ground 20 minutes’ to the north (for tennis, football and cricket) and the University Parks opposite (for rugby, more tennis and jogging). We share a squash court off-site. We have two boat houses, one on the banks of the Isis (Thames) in amongst the main college boathouses, and another on the Isis at Godstow. There are opportunities for novices to begin rowing in eights.

In addition, you can make use of the University’s sports facilities, many of which are located at the Iffley road site 15 minutes from Keble.

The Robin Geffen Café 


We know that, especially for graduates coming to Oxford or the UK for the first time, sorting out somewhere to live is vital. Subject to availability, we aim to offer accommodation in College to all starting graduates, and thereafter some second, third and fourth year graduates. You can choose to live out of College too.

Our accommodation for graduates is in The H B Allen Centre. All rooms are ensuite (with the exception two sets of rooms which are let as two single rooms with shared facilities). 67 rooms are self-contained studio apartments with their own kitchenettes: the rest of the accommodation is organised in flats of between 5 and 8 study-bedrooms, each flat having its own kitchen/dining room. All rooms have a UK small double-bed, workspace and storage facilities. We do not offer couples/family accommodation.

A double ensuite room and a double ensuite studio at the H B Allen Centre.

We have some rooms which are configured for use by residents with a disability. Full information on facilities and resources for students with disabilities can be found in our Guide for Disabled Students (pdf).

Rooms are available to graduate students on either a 9-month (1st October – 30th June) or a 51-week (1st October – 23rd September) licence agreement. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that accommodation will be available before 1st October for the new academic year. If you select a 9-month licence agreement, it may be possible to extend your agreement up until 23rd September, subject to availability and provided sufficient notice is given.

The Common Room at The H B Allen Centre

If you’re applying to live at H B Allen, we ask that you complete the preference form provided by the College Office. We allocate rooms from the beginning of June each year. Rooms for incoming graduates are allocated by the Accommodation Manager. Second, third and fourth-year students choose their room by a ballot system operated by the Accommodation Office.

If you have any questions, please see the Graduate Students FAQs, or you can contact the Accommodation team.

Details of rent and other charges can be found in our Financial Guide (pdf).

Part-time modular courses

The College has some short stay rooms available for graduate students on part-time modular courses, for example the EMBA and MPMM. Bookings are available from Sunday to Friday inclusive in each week of Oxford coursework, and students may book additional nights at either end of a residential week, subject to availability. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and students may not reserve rooms more than 3 months in advance. The rate is £83.00 per night and is for the room only. Please contact the Accommodation team to check availability and reserve bedrooms.


In addition to the study-bedroom kitchen facilities, The H B Allen Centre has a café serving coffee, snacks and light meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also available in the main College Hall on the Parks Road site. There are no set breakfast, brunch, lunch or informal dinner charges – each item is charged individually. View our Financial Guide (pdf) for full details of meal cost.

A shared kitchen

Key Information Set (KIS)

Daily / weekly average room rate for graduates, including utilities and services: £24.83
Most common length of graduate contract in days: 273
You can expect meal costs to be in the following order:
(i) Breakfast £3.04
(ii) Lunch £5.07
(iii) Dinner £5.80