Keble college

Keble Freshers 2023



This is a multipurpose space used throughout the day and evening. They can be used as a study space, place to hang out with friends, play pool and play darts.

The café sells hot drinks, soft drinks, pizza, paninis, sandwiches, soup and snacks. It's open Monday to Friday from 10:00 – 19:30, and Sunday from 16:00 to 19:30.

The bar is arguably the best social space at Keble — the place where most in-college BOPS happen, and occasionally an open-mic night. It is the home of the shark bite – Keble’s very own cocktail, but it sells both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Keble Bar


A quiet working space dedicated just to Keble students. It consists of an upstairs, gothic library and two, more contemporary, downstairs rooms. It's open 24/7, has provision of power sockets, wifi and printing facilities.In Freshers week, each subject will have a library induction with the library staff to provide you with a greater insight in how to use the library facilities safely and efficiently

Keble Library


The JCR (Junior Common Room) is an integral social place for undergraduates studying at Keble. It has plenty of seating: sofas, beanbags, stools, table and chairs, a small kitchen space, table tennis, table football, sky sports, arts and crafts, and piano.The JCR tends to be busiest during weekly JCR meetings, welfare teas, and key sporting or entertainment events displayed on a huge TV screen.

Dining Hall

As the longest dining hall in Oxford, Keble hall does not disappoint. From Monday to Friday, the hall serves three meals daily – on the weekend brunch is served instead of both breakfast and lunch to allow for a well deserved lie-in!

Supposedly, Keble dining hall was the first choice, above Christchurch, to be Hogwarts hall. At Sunday formal, the college choir performs on the dining hall balcony, the sound radiating around the hall... it is just beautiful.


  • Monday to Friday from 8:00-9:30 am
  • No booking required
  • Variety of food available – cooked breakfast; meat and veggie options, toaster, coffee machine, fresh fruit and cereals


  • The most anticipated meal of the week
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 am – midday


  • Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 13:45
  • Booking required: it closes 10:30am on the day
  • Meat and veggie options, as well as soup and a pasta dish available

Formal Hall

  • Occurs 3 times a week: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
  • Starts at 7pm
  • Gowns to be worn
  • Book in advance online via 'Keble meal booking system': for Tuesday and Friday formals, booking closes 10:30am on the day and for Sunday formals, booking closes 11:30am on Friday

Informal Hall

  • 18:00-19:30 on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Booking required: for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, it closes 10:30am on the day, and for Saturday, it closes 11:30am on the Friday
Keble Hall


Keble Chapel, one of the most impressive high rise buildings across Oxford, is a place for everyone. A variety of Chapel services take place weekly, open to all regardless of religious background. Keble choir also perform a few times a week, with a standout event being the weekly Candlelit Compline.A key figure is Father Max, the college chaplain – provision of pastoral support for everyone and the host of doughnut Tuesday!

Keble Chapel


Keble Gym offers termly or yearly membership for Keble students. Comprised of a range of exercise equipment – cardiovascular machines, weight machines, free weights and an area dedicated for yoga and floor exercises.Inductions are held at the start of every terms, so whether you’re looking to train seriously or simply stay in shape, the college gym is a cheap and convenient alternative to the university-wide facilities.

Porter's Lodge

The Porters lodge, commonly referred to as “Plodge”, serves as a reception and is staffed 24/7.It is well-known for its water machine and for student pidges; this is where letters and small parcels are placed. Larger parcels are stored by the porters, an email will be sent directly to you when your parcel has arrived – there are allocated collection slots