Welcome to Staircase12, University College Oxford's online hub of resources for students aiming high at school and thinking about applying to top universities. You'll find plenty of resources to help you develop your interests, book reviews from current undergrads to help you 'read around' your subject, ideas for stretching yourself beyond the school syllabus (now an essential for entry to highly selective universities) and some stuff about student life at Univ for good measure.


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Having great fun at 's Year 9 summer school. Students from Shropshire schools investigating Oxford and Cambridge!
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Jane Austen died 1817. You can see her manuscripts online, including works unpublished in her lifetime... https://t.co/xlnrJJvrPq
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Maths Interview Assembly DAN v9 H264

Univ Politics Utilitarianism Alex Final edit

Oxford and Cambridge are so similar that they are often talked about in the same sentence. Here's a joint outreach website from both Universities with resources and events...


Check out this page for all the courses Oxford offers at Undergraduate level. Some of them may surprise you!

Geographical Magazine Royal Geographical Society

The Magazine from the Royal Geographical Society. Check out the features, opinion pieces and occassional competition online or see if your school or local library has a...

GeomLab programming environment Computer Science

From the University of Oxford Computer Science Department, this web site will introduce you to some of the most important ideas in computer programming in an interactive,...


Running from Mahler and Strauss to the Velvet Underground the intertwined narratives of politics and music in the last century are given a fresh telling.

Fermat's Last Theorum Simon Sing Mathematics Oxford University

An age old conundrum and the story of how it was solved. This book is essentially a biography of the lives of various mathematicians who have worked on Fermat's Last Theorem....