Tour Locations | Know your Oxford: tour with AR for new and prospective students
AB: Now then, stop walking when you reach the entrance to the building on your right. The entrance has columns either side of it, and a large, wooden door.
You are now outside the Exam Schools, our top candidate for most dreaded building in the whole of Oxford. I'll leave you with Liam who'll tell you a bit more.
L: Hi there. My name's Liam Arbuthnot and I'm the Student Information Manager here at the University of Oxford. I'm based just inside this building, the Examination Schools on the high street. In fact my desk is straight across from the front door, if you'd like to come in and have a look around.
Here at Student Information, we exist to answer any queries a student might have during your time at Oxford. It's quite a confusing place sometimes, with all our colleges and departments and ancient traditions and rules. However if you need any help or guidance at any stage of your time here or when you're applying please feel free to come and visit us. We're also available by email or telephone.
AB: Ok, as you face the Exam Schools, turn to your left and continue down the street, the same way as you were going before.
In first year, I sat my papers in the Exam Schools - and there's a lovely tradition you should know about. As well as wearing sub fusc, which I mentioned earlier, students also wear a carnation. For your first exam, you wear a white carnation, a pink one for the middle ones, and on your last one, you get to wear a red one!