Mansfield College

Mansfield College opened in Oxford in 1886. The college had previously been located in Birmingham, where it was known as Spring Hill College.  Its original purpose was to provide further education and theological training for nonconformist ministers.  The college was primarily associated with the Congregationalist denomination. 

From its theological foundation there is an inheritance of research material for the study of English and Welsh Nonconformity, a collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century books and a small but significant antiquarian collection.

The College Archive holds the administrative records of Mansfield College; the archive of the former Spring Hill College in Birmingham and early Reports from the Mansfield House Settlement in the East End of London.

There is more information, including research by alumnus David Seymour focused on Mansfield during the First World War, available on the website:


Contact: Sally Jones & Clare Kavanagh, Librarians

Opening hours: Monday-Friday, by appointment

Address: The Library, Mansfield College, Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TF

Phone: 01865 270975