Friends groups

The University's Museums and Collections have established individual 'Friends' groups, for those interested in finding out more about the Bodleian Library, the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Botanic Gardens or Christ Church Cathedral. Alumni are welcome to join the Friends groups.


Friends of the Ashmolean

This highly sociable group organizes a wide variety of activities for its members throughout the year and helps to support the Museum in a variety of ways.

Bodleian Library

Friends of the Bodleian

The object of the Friends is the enrichment of the Library's collections by encouraging donations and by providing an income for the purchase of manuscripts and printed books.

Oxford Botanic Garden


Friends of the Botanic Garden

The Friends are a group of people who share a special interest in the Garden and who wish to retain its excellence both as a centre of education and research and as a place of relaxation and enjoyment.

Christ Church quod

Friends of Christ Church Cathedral

The Friends of Christ Church Cathedral are concerned to foster and promote links between the cathedral and individuals, both from the Diocese of Oxford and other parts of the world.

Oxford Philomusica



Pitt Rivers Museum

Friends of the Oxford Philomusica

By becoming a Friend of Oxford Philomusica you will not only help in sustaining the important work the orchestra undertakes in the city and beyond, but you will also enjoy a range of exclusive benefits.

Friends of the Pitt Rivers

The Friends see their role as that of raising public awareness of the Museum and its collections: they organise a programme of lectures and events, co-ordinate volunteers and provide support for museum purchases and publications.