Staying in College

We love being able to welcome back Orielenses to College. Use this page to find out how you can stay in College.

Magpie Lane Rooms

We are happy to confirm that alumni are now able to book one room (subject to availability) one month or less in advance of their intended stay.

Magpie Lane House is a compact, 14th century cottage which has been sympathetically refurbished and modernised while retaining its original cosy atmosphere.  The house has two double ensuite (shower room and toilet) bedrooms and one small but well fitted flat comprising a double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen and shower room with toilet. All rooms are provided with towels, toiletries, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities.

Please note that only one of the ensuite bedrooms is available at a discounted rate for Alumni. If you would like to book the other ensuite bedroom or the flat, you must do so via the University Rooms website.


Please be aware that only room 1 in Magpie Lane House is ground floor.  As expected in a house of this age the staircase is steep and narrow, and we ask that guests take care when ascending and descending.


Alumni wishing to book should contact  Please include:

  • confirmation that you will be the guest staying – you are not booking on behalf of anyone else
  • the exact dates of your requested stay
  • your current address and phone number for registration purposes
  • your matriculation year and/or alumni number

Guest Rooms

Members of the Raleigh Society are entitled to use the Raleigh guest room once a year. Click here to find our more about the benefits of being a Raleigh Society member and how to join.

If you are already a member of the Raleigh Society and would like to stay in the Raleigh Room, please contact the Development and Alumni Engagement Office on