Wycliffe Hall was founded in 1877 by a small group of Evangelical Leaders (including the soon-to-become Bishop of Liverpool, JC Ryle). Their vision was to play a small but significant part in the wider University of Oxford, which after all, has as its motto “The Lord is my Light”.
The Hall became a Permanent Private Hall in 1996 within the University of Oxford in recognition of its established reputation as a centre of high-quality education. As a result, students are enrolled on a wide variety of University degrees and courses.
Importantly, however, Wycliffe retains its independence, being governed by an independent Council whose members must sign the Hall’s Trust Deed. This deed safeguards the Hall’s evangelical commitment to biblical theology and Christian mission.
Half of our student body is composed of Church of England ordinands. The rest of the community is an exciting mixture of postgraduate students and undergraduate apologetic students.
Our overall goal is to send our alumni into the world as leaders, preachers, apologists, church planters, scholars and evangelists. We love to see people leave here with a new love for Jesus and his Word, and a deeper commitment to his mission.
Please join us, becoming part of our vibrant worshipping community, and play your own part in this on-going Wycliffe story.
Revd Dr Michael Lloyd BA MA DPhil