Working as an Oxford graduate student is an exhilarating experience. History at Oxford stretches from circa 300 A.D. to the present and embraces, in addition to its British and European heritage, an exceptionally broad range of World history. It comprises an active research community of up to 800 senior academics and graduate students, all contributing to a varied menu of research seminars, lectures, academic societies, and personal contacts. Our research is organised around historical periods and research centres, or in collaborative and individual research projects, and as a graduate student, you will always be welcome at seminars, workshops and conferences whatever the subject. Graduates are encouraged to make use of these opportunities as widely as possible. Striking the right balance between intellectual curiosity and discipline, and remaining focused without becoming blinkered, is an integral part of a successful graduate career. The Oxford environment provides all the ingredients for you to develop these skills while engaging fruitfully with others in the field.