History Faculty Building Information

The History Faculty building on George Street has three seminar rooms, a lecture theatre and a common room.

  • The Lecture Theatre seats a maximum of 60.
  • The Rees Davies Room seats a maximum of 40.
  • The Colin Matthew Room seats a maximum of 40.
  • The Merze Tate Room seats a maximum of 20.
  • The Gerry Martin Room seats a maximum of 20.
  • The Tutorial Room seats up to 8.

Please note that all teaching rooms have a dedicated networked PC with the appropriate software to access the Internet, display PowerPoint presentations and play audio and video media. There is a colour data projector with remote control.

The Faculty has the following equipment which is available on request for use in its teaching rooms:

  • Slide projector
  • OHPs
  • TV/Video

To book any of the Faculty’s rooms or equipment, including the data projectors, please email reception@history.ox.ac.uk

If you are requesting any technical support speak to the Faculty IT Staff. You can email them on itsupport@history.ox.ac.uk or call 01865 (6)15032.

The History of Art Department including its administrative team, is separately housed at Littlegate House on St Ebbe’s. Further information about the department and the facilities they have to offer can be found on their website: http://www.hoa.ox.ac.uk

The History Faculty Library is not housed with the rest of the Faculty in the George Street building, but can be found in the Radcliffe Camera as part of the Bodleian Library.

The Faculty Library is extremely well stocked, and in it you will find lending copies of most of the books that you need; and for more specialist works, you are free to make use of the Bodleian, with its six million volumes one of the major research libraries of the world. It is also possible to make use of other of the more specialist libraries around the University.

For more information about the History Faculty Library:

Website: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/history 

Email: library.history@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

History Faculty Banbury Road houses The Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology (HSMT). This was created in 2017 in order to build on the teaching and research capacity of the numerous historians working on HSMT subjects in Oxford-based projects and in various museums, colleges and faculties.  Housed in the History Faculty, we are uniquely broad in our chronological and geographical expertise.  We cover HSMT from the Ancient World to the modern era, and do so on a global scale.  We have particular expertise in the history of global and colonial medicine, and in the history of science and technology from 1500 to 1900. It is based at 45-47 Banbury Road in north Oxford.

For more information, please see their website at: https://www.hsmt.ox.ac.uk/home