Our Facilities

College Bar

At Harris Manchester, we have one of the university’s few student-run college bars, translating to some of the lowest bar prices in Oxford. We provide a range of bottled and on-tap beverages as well as spirits, and plenty of sugary drinks to get you through a late night revision session. The bar is located in the JCR, within the main college building. Contact our Bar Manager for further information.


There are currently no gym facilities on-site within the college. To compensate for this, the college offers complimentary gym membership at the Oxford University Gym on Iffley Road, and the Willows Leisure Club at the Oxford Spires Four Pillars Hotel. Our memberships entitle you to use both the swimming and gym facilities free of charge. Show your university card to the gym reception and they'll let you in.


Eduroam wifi access is provided throughout the college. Students have access to the Peter Cruddas Computer Suite situated in Graham Pye Hall, with 6 PCs available 24/7. PCs are also available in the college library. Printing is available in the Computer Suite and in the library, for a small charge. For further information, visit the college IT Manager Jonathan Boucard, or review the college website.


The laundry room is situated in Graham Pye Hall, and contains two washing machines and two tumble dryers. In order to use the machines, you'll need to pick up a laundry card from the Bursary. You can then top up your laundry card online. The washing machines cost £2.20 per use, and £1.20 for the tumble dryers.


The college Tate Library is one of the most beautiful in Oxford. Recently refurbished, the bookcases are located on the lower ground level, while desks are distributed across the lower ground and mezzanine floors. Harris Manchester has extensive library resources, with the highest book:student ratio of any college. The college can also buy in books on request, and offers a generous book grant for book purchases for personal use. For further information, see the college website.


The college provides meals to its students throughout the week, as included in the college battels. From Monday to Friday, breakfast is served from 7.45 to 8.30am, lunch is served from 1 to 2pm, and dinner is served from 6.45 to 7.30pm. On Saturdays, only breakfast is served (8.45 - 9.45am), and on Sundays only brunch is served (10 - 11am). Formal dinners are held on Wednesday evenings, and academic gowns must be worn over formal dress. On Monday evenings gowns must also be worn, but students may wear casual clothes underneath.