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Linacre College Gym

Linacre College has what many consider to be the best college gym at the University of Oxford. Located in the basement of the Abraham building on the main College site, it is open 24/7, including during term breaks and holidays – perfect for graduate students! The gym is equipped with a variety of cardiovascular and weight machines, and has an excellent selection of free weights and high quality weightlifting equipment, in addition to kettle bells, punch and kick bags, mats, and other fitness equipment.

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Using the gym

All members, including Linacre members, must attend an induction before using anything in the gym. Inductions will take approximately 15 minutes; you will not be asked to perform any exercises, so no special kit is required. To schedule an induction, please contact Andikan Otung, the Gym Manager, at The gym is free for all Linacre members, but graduate students, staff, and faculty of other Colleges can purchase a membership (limited availability) through the online shop.

Gym schedule and fitness classes

The gym is open 24/7, but clubs may reserve specific spaces and/or pieces of equipment. During these times, gym users are asked to use other spaces/ equipment. To see which equipment has been reserved and for which times, click here
Some fitness classes are free for members of Linacre College; Linacre gym members from other Colleges should contact the class instructors for information. Instructions for signing up for the classes can be found at the bottom of the gym schedule, linked above.

Stay informed

To stay informed of gym news, please sign yourself up to the Linacre gym maillist – you can also unsubscribe yourself whenever you like. In order to keep your inbox free of clutter, the maillist does not allow replies, so there are no unwanted reply-all messages. The maillist will be used to inform you about relevant gym-related news, such as:
  • New equipment (and polls about needed/ desired equipment)
  • Equipment out-of-order notices
  • Gym schedule changes
  • Unexpected gym closures (and reminders about planned closures)
  • New fitness classes
  • Membership sales announcements (for non-Linacre gym members)
Sign up by sending an email to (subject and body irrelevant) and then reply to the auto-confirm SYMPA message when it arrives. To unsubscribe from the maillist, send an email to and then reply to the auto-confirm SYMPA message when it arrives. 

Questions or problems?

To ask questions about the gym or to report a problem with the gym equipment, please send an email to