Building for the Future: Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Oxford is committed to maintaining its position as a world leader in humanities. In recent years, we have invested heavily in our academic base, recruiting top scholars from across the globe, and developing new areas of teaching and research. Now, we aim to create an environment that will facilitate and enhance Oxford’s academic vision for the Humanities in the twenty-first century and beyond.
The University intends to develop the recently-purchased site of the Radcliffe Infirmary, around a centre for the Humanities that complements the surrounding colleges, both academically and architecturally. The Radcliffe Observatory Quarter (ROQ) takes its name from the eighteenth-century Radcliffe Infirmary Building, which will be retained as a gateway to the site, and the beautiful eighteenth-century Observatory in the grounds of Green Templeton College, which overlooks it.