Architects and Design Packages

Officially opened in 1962 (although with heritage dating back to the 19th Century), St Catherine’s, or ‘Catz’ as it is fondly known, is the youngest mixed College in Oxford. Designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen, the original buildings and gardens showcase his unique modernist take on college design. A revelation at the time of its construction, St Catherine’s has now become an icon of the wave of Modernist design which swept the country in the 1960s and continues to be a dynamic presence within the Collegiate of Colleges which help to form the University of Oxford. A College both steeped in and extremely proud of our distinctive style and design heritage, Catz remains a vibrant and fascinating place to visit to this day.

We welcome guests interested in the architectural history of the site as well as those discovering Jacobsen’s designs for the first time and we offer all of our visitors a distinctive and original Oxford College experience. If you are an architect or design enthusiast, please contact us to discuss any specific packages we may be able to offer to you and/or your firm.

 

Example packages:

* Guided tour of St Catz followed by lunch

* Guided tour of St Catz followed by a 3 course served dinner or banquet

* Guided tour of St Catz followed by 3 course served dinner or banquet and accommodation in an original Jacobson bedroom.

 

Please do get in contact with your enquiry and we will be happy to send you a personalised tailored made package.

 

Please click here to view our College History Factsheet and a gardens-and-grounds-tour-factsheet 

Further information about Arne Jacobsen can be found by clicking the Case Study link to the right of this screen.

"The staff were very helpful on the day (as always) and I have no fault in the organisation and set up of the event.  I am always impressed about the efficiency of the staff when they are serving the lunches, especially with vast numbers."
School of Surgery Day Meeting

Central Oxford location

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