Oxford LGBT Community

Community Groups

Oxford has a number of groups aimed at the diverse mix of people within our community. If you run a group not listed here, please contact , and we'll add you to our list. There is a calendar containing all the events we are aware of in Oxfordshire at the bottom of this page.

  • Oxford LGBT Book Club

    Details to follow...

  • Red Box

    An informal, relaxed night for women in Oxford. Held upstairs in Baby Simple from 8pm on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • Oxford Lesbian History Group

    A small, friendly and informal group which welcomes new members. The group has an interest in all aspects of lesbian history and culture but members are not all experts or academic historians. Meetings usually take the form of a talk given by one of the members of the group but there are also sometimes discussions and social activities. We usually meet on the 2nd or 4th Tuesday of the month in the basement room of the Castle Tavern from 8pm.

  • Oxford City LGBT Social

    If you like coffee, tea, or even a cheeky glass of wine, but more importantly chatting and getting out and meeting new LGBT people, then why not pop along to Oxford City LGBT Social

  • Oxford Area Academic LGBT Staff Network

    This Network is intended for all lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) staff at Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford (and its colleges), and Oxford University Press. This includes post-docs, research fellows, academic, academic-related, and non-academic staff. Staff at other universities and research institutes etc. in the region are also welcome to join. Similarly, while the group is primarily intended for staff, post-graduate students are welcome to join the list and attend events if they wish.

  • Sugar and Spice

    We are a lively and friendly social group of lesbian and bi-sexual women of all ages who meet with the intention of making new friends. We do not have formal committees or any subscriptions; we just aim to get together to enjoy ourselves.

  • Transgender-Oxford

    Information and an online point of contact for transgender people in Oxford or Oxfordshire, UK. You may be MtF or FtM, TG, TS, CD or any other trans identity, but you can't find anyone nearby to talk to about it. That's where we aim to help, with this group and as much local information as we can put on our accompanying blog and web site.

  • Fur Burger Friday

    Light hearted, fun, welcoming after work social for lesbian/dyke/bisexual/queer women and/or females before launching for the weekend. Third Friday of every month, 5:30 - 10 pm @ Far From Madding Crowd, Oxford.

Pubs & Clubs

In addition to the above community groups, Oxford has two gay pubs, a gay club and a gay club night held in a different venue.

  • The Castle Tavern

    A friendly gay pub in the heart of Oxford with regular activities and our fantastic Sunday roast between 12pm and 4pm

  • The Jolly Farmers

    One of the oldest established gay pubs in the country, The Jolly Farmers has served the gay community in Oxford and the surrounding areas since 1981.

    Following a recent refurbishment, The Jolly Farmers now offers many seating areas, a large - heated - garden, pool table and bar. Open from midday to midnight Sunday - Thursday, and 2AM on Friday & Saturday, we offer a wide range of drinks offers, as well as hosting many weekly events such as the THT Pub Quiz and a curry night.

  • Plush Lounge

    Oxford's premier LGBT venue, offering club nights on Friday and Saturday with amazing drinks offers, live acts, and great resident DJ's

  • PopTarts

    Oxford's longest running LGBTQ Night. Town and gown meet in style where the cocktails are flowing and the music is pumping.