Green Templeton College has a range of facilities for sports and societies available for use by college members:

On-site gym

Located between the main college garden and Observatory Street, the standalone on-site gym at Green Templeton features spinning bikes, treadmills, cross-trainers, and a selection of free weights, balls and mats. Please contact the GCR’s Sports and Societies Rep for more information on joining, booking a gym induction and accessing the gym timetable.

Gym inductions are mandatory for all new users of the gym. You don’t need to do them again if you already attended an induction in a previous term. Students can get temporary access to the gym by signing a waiver form at the lodge. College offers inductions throughout term and new induction sessions will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.

Gym opening hours

Monday to Saturday – 06:00 to 23:00
Sunday – 07:00 to 20:00

Please note, that between 22:00 and 23:00 gym users must:

• Access the gym from the main college entrance (not the side gate)
• Not make loud noise or play music
• Keep the windows closed

This is to prevent disruption to the GTC families housed behind the gym on Observatory Street.

Tennis and squash courts

Green Templeton is one of only a few colleges to have two all-weather hard surface tennis courts on-site.

The tennis courts are open and can be used by GTC Members, there is no need to book, just turn up and play. Please note, the courts are not in the best condition, so do take extra care when using them.

The squash court is open daily from 06:00 to 23:00. Book now

Full tennis and squash court user rules.

Changing and shower facilities

The changing and shower facilities are now open in Fellowship House for all college members.

The Rotunda music room

The Rotunda provides a dedicated music practice room which is available to book for those who want somewhere outside of their residence to practice or for people to bring their musicality together. Book now

Equipment loan

The Rotunda has a number of instruments and equipment that can be loaned for use at college. Please note that items cannot be borrowed overnight.

Instrument storage

Instruments can be stored here for a limited period.

For any further information, to arrange a loan or storage contact: lodge@gtc.ox.ac.uk.

Piano in Observatory Common Room

The Common Room is home to the college’s Yamaha grand piano which is used for recitals and special events. The piano is available for all members of the GTC community to use. The Common Room is a space that is used by our whole community for a variety of purposes and we ask that you are mindful of practicing times. We suggest that evenings are usually a good time to choose and when the Common Room is not booked.

The piano is kept locked and covered, with access via keys at the Lodge. Please feel free to call ahead to the Lodge to check if the room is free before you travel.

Iffley Road Sports Centre

All college members with a GTC email address, including staff and students can take advantage of the college swim membership for free. We encourage as many college members to take advantage of this free facility paid for by the college on behalf of its members.

Rosenblatt Swimming Pool

Swim for fitness or leisure in the fantastic Rosenblatt Swimming Pool at Iffley Road Sports Centre. Completed in 2003, the pool is a 25m, deck level, 8-lane facility with a moveable floor and is open 7 days a week.

The pool is a members-only pool and pay-as-you-go swimming is not available, other than via our Active Flex card.

Memberships and Pool Access

Memberships are available to anyone over the age of 16 and further details of how you can get involved can be found on our memberships page using the button below.

If you would like to top up with other memberships, the cost to GTC members is heavily subsidised at the rates below.

  • Top-up Gym  = £105  per annum
  • Top-up Rackets  = £88  per annum
  • Top-up Fitness Classes = £105  per annum