Study and Social Spaces

Lecture Theatre
This will become a study space for students. The lockers from the IT Suite will be moved to the foyer area for students. Please contact the College Librarian for locker information.


The Library is open 09:00-17:00 and the Lecture Theatre is now an additional study space. You can book desk spaces at https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/gtclibstudyonly available to current students.

The book collection is accessible via a staff mediated Click and Collect service. More information is available at https://sharepoint.nexus.ox.ac.uk/gtclibclick

IT Suite – Walton Building
This will be used for bookable IT inductions during MT. More information to follow from IT.

Hayloft Common Room
The hayloft will be open from Friday 18 September for current students only. Maximum of 6 people at any one time or limited to one household group which might be larger than 6. Please remember your face covering.

Judith Folk Templeton Room
This room for fellows will be open from 7 September, but limited to 6 people at any one time.

Per Saugman Study Room in East Corridor.
2 desk spaces can be booked for study purposes, please use this Booking link.

Stables Bar
This will become the registration and induction space for new students during September. New students should only come into this space if they have completed their 14 day self-isolation where required. Once registration/inductions are completed this will become a social space for students with number restrictions in place. More information to follow soon.

Stables Gallery
Numbers will be limited in this area. The coffee machine will reopen from the 7 September. Please use the hand sanitisers and wipes before and after use.

Fellows Room – 1st Floor of the Observatory
Maximum of 3 Fellows at any one time. Opening from 7 September at lunchtimes only or by booking with events@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Grzeslo Dining Room – ground floor of the Observatory
Currently closed to college members.

William Gibson Room – 1st Floor of the Observatory
An extra space for Fellows only from 11:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday.
Limited to 3 people at any one time from 7 September.

Fellows Room – 1st Floor of the Observatory
Limited to 3 people at any one time from 7 September open 11:00 to 15:00.

Common Room – 1st Floor of Observatory
The Common room is now open to College members only. Limited to 8 people max or household groups. Please ensure you wait at the bottom of the Observatory stairs and give way to those coming down. Please wear a face covering.

Marquee on Tennis Court
The college is erecting an open-sided marquee to enable welcome events for small groups of students. More information on these events will be released soon.
The space will also be available for students to use for their food take-outs from the Dining Hall and will be available from 24 September.

Tower – 2nd floor of Observatory
The Tower will now open from Weds 30th September between 11am – 3pm Monday through to Friday as extra lunchtime seating. Maximum number is 10 at any one time.

Sports and Music

Boat House
Plans are in progress to open in line with the other colleges who share Longbridge Boathouse. More information to follow during September.

The gym is now open with a maximum capacity of 5 people at any one time.
Booking in advance is required. Bookings can be made via the intranet.
A new induction video will be released soon for all new members of the gym.

The rotunda music room will re-open from 7 September. Bookings can be made via the intranet. Please follow the safety protocols. Numbers will be limited to one person per booking.

Squash Court
The squash court is now open with restrictions in place. Bookings can be made via the intranet. Please follow the safety protocols.

Tennis Courts
Open with some restrictions, please book via the intranet and follow the protocols.
From mid-September, we will be installing an open sided marquee on the tennis court nearest the Squash Court. So only the tennis court nearest the Woodstock Road will be available to book and play on.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for committees and other groups where socially –distanced in person discussions are needed. More information can be found on the meeting room intranet page.