This is a collection of miscellaneous items that I still seem to have hung on to relating to my time studying Chemistry at Brasenose College, Oxford, from 1968 to 1972.

It begins with the application process through UCCA (the predecessor to UCAS), followed by a variety of information and correspondence received, exam papers, and culminating in the grand finale of the thesis I had to produce for my final (4th) year.

What's Available?

Getting Ready

Admissions and grant

The Rules

BNC rules and regulations

More Rules

Supplement to the Rules

Blue Book

Oxford University Blue Book


A painless process...


Exams at the end of the first year

Ale verses

The night of mulled ale and singing in which I get a mention


Exam papers from my Finals in 1971


The thesis from my fourth year


We didn't have digital cameras in those days...