Harris Manchester College
Harris Manchester College
4
About
Founded by English Presbyterians in 1786, this was one of many dissenting academies established after the Restoration to provide higher education for those who were denied admittance to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge due to religious beliefs.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles11 reviews
Excellent
8
Very good
0
Average
1
Poor
1
Terrible
1

JCN42
Hereford, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Your main reason for visiting here would probably be the chapel. The stained glass should delight anyone! However, if you are interested or even committed to Unitarianism this would be almost an essential visit if you are in Oxford.

The chapel is not always 'open' to visitors - but you can check out how to visit with ther porters' desk.

I personally really like the college, its gardens (which are modest) and the chapel. If you are interested in the Pre-Raphaelites that might be another reason to visit the chapel..

Services are on Sundays 1100 start normally.

An internet search will tell you more about the Chapel Society and/or Manchester college - esp advisable if you intend to attend a service.
Written October 31, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Whitestarlion
Old Warden224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
If you like the work of Burne-Jones, do visit the chapel to Harris Manchester, where you'll find the most exquisite stained glass windows.What is unique about them is that they are totally coherent by theme, design, colour, placing, having been done 'all of a piece'. Many churches with stained glass have pieces from different periods of time, sort of 'collected up'. The windows are absolutely breath-taking in the luminosity of their colour, the grace of their lines, and the delicacy of feeling they express. There are windows on all four sides of the building, bringing a unique sense of being surrounded by light, and by the angelic presences.

Its Unitarian background adds to the uniqueness of this place of worship, and yes, as mentioned by other reviewers, the chapel is not 'just open' at all times. A visit needs to be arranged, so call the college and find out how to do that. Well worth it.
Written August 18, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

alan19510822
Maidenhead, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
A gorgeous college chapel with stunning pre-raphalite stained glass windows. The perfect wedding venue.
Written April 12, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HistoryMan
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
An old folks' home masquerading as an Oxford college in order to attract money from the gullible. It has as much history as my big toe. Even the Burne-Jones window in the Library is fake.
Written July 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Astronomer
Oxford63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very worthy college, offering places to people of all ages and educational backgrounds who have the abilty to attempt an undergraduate degree.
Written December 29, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GeordieHadAPidg... J
Oxfordshire, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Solo
A real hidden treasure right in the centre of Oxford. The stained glass windows in the chapel are well worth a look.
Written November 15, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Staceytoy
Scranton, PA288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
When studying abroad for the first time, I knew my family ancestors came from here. This was the best decision to come and study here!
Written April 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

rayrest
Fenton, UK7,483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Founded in 1786 by Presbyterians to teach students higher education. This college accepts only students that are 21 years old or older. Part of the university of Oxford.
Written February 4, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kennedy56
Mill Bay, Canada81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015
I don't expect first class accommodation in a college dorm, but at 65 GPS each for a twin room, en suite, I do expect a good (not great) mattress, not one with springs popping up around you. The breakfast, however, was excellent, and it is hard to beat the ambiance.
Written September 24, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Harris Manchester College - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

Frequently Asked Questions about Harris Manchester College


Restaurants near Harris Manchester College: View all restaurants near Harris Manchester College on Tripadvisor

All Oxford HotelsOxford Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Oxford
All things to do in Oxford
Amusement Parks in Oxford
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars