From our historic art collection, to contemporary sculpture and student exhibitions, discover the art at the heart of Worcester College.

Two paintings of nude women on cardboard affixed to stone wall

Student exhibitions


Now entering its third year with Exhibition 003, our annual student-led exhibition brings together practising artists from across the University and beyond. In 2023, exhibitors included students, local residents and pupils from John Mason School in Abingdon. With opening and closing night events, Exhibition 00s are a week-long celebration of creativity. Stay tuned for Exhibition 003 opening on 29th April 2024.

Reclining Figure by Henry Moore

Sculpture in the gardens


With 26 acres of peaceful grounds, Worcester is the perfect place to connect with nature and enjoy our contemporary sculpture. We’re privileged to host two showstopping installations: Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure (1982) outside the Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre and Nigel Hall’s Mirrored (2011). Read more about these works using the links below.


Headshot of Johanna Gosse

Terra Visiting Professor


The Terra Foundation Visiting Professor of American Art promotes the study of American art from a global perspective. Each Visiting Professor delivers a series of public lectures in Trinity Term and organises symposia that encourage international research collaboration. Follow the link below to meet our current Terra Professor and catch up with recorded public lectures since 2017.

Terra Foundation Visiting Professorship

Oil painting of tank in countryside with Oxford skyline behind

Our art collection


Worcester is unusual among Oxford colleges in having a wide collection of paintings aside from portraits. From Baroque religious scenes to Paul Nash’s wartime view of Oxford, our varied collection can be explored on the ArtUK website. We also hold an internationally-significant collection of architectural drawings in our library special collections.

Explore our collection Our special collections