The University as a charity
The University of Oxford is an exempt charity under the terms of the Charities Act 1993 and its principal regulatory body is the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). The address for correspondence is as follows:
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 2JD
The University of Oxford is a civil corporation established under common law, which was formally incorporated by the Act for Incorporation of Both Universities 1571 under the name of 'The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford', but is more commonly referred to as the University of Oxford or Oxford University. Further information on the corporate and charitable status is available on the University's Legal Services website.
The University has no charter; the University's Statutes and Regulations set out the constitutional framework within which it operates. A copy of the Statutes in force from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012 (530kb) is available as a PDF. A commentary on the University's governance structure can be found on the governance website.
The charity trustees of the University are the members of Council, the University's executive body. A list of Council members as at 31 January 2013 (14kb), which also provides the names of other charities of which the University’s trustees are also a trustee, is available as a PDF. Information on Council's primary responsibilities and its current membership are available online.
Details of the University’s ‘linked charities’ can be found here.