Benefits for University Pensioners

These benefits are listed below.

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If you are in receipt of a University Pension, you are eligible for a retiree's card. To apply, please go to the University Card Office website. If you have difficulty with this please contact the Pensioner Welfare Officer, Julia Powles, on 01865 616203.

Some of the privileges offered by the card included continued access to University libraries, access to OUCS and its email services, discounts at the Oxford University shop and at the Ashmolean and Bodleian gift shops and cafes, free entrance to the Botanical Gardens and Harcourt Arboretum, the ability to apply for membership of the University Club on Mansfield Road (see below), and discounted membership of the University sports club at Iffley Road (see below).

Any person presenting proof that they are currently in receipt of an Oxford University Pension may join the University sports facilities at a discount on the public rates. 

For all enquiries, please contact the Sports Department directly:
Telephone: 01865 (2) 40476

You are eligible to join the University Club as a pensioner if you fall into one of the categories below and have a University Card:

  • retired from working for the University and in receipt of a USS or OSPS pension;
  • retired from working for a College and in receipt of College pension.

You can contact the University Club by phone on 01865 271011 or by emailing

Retired staff are welcomed at the Language Teaching Centre, whose Director is keen to encourage lifelong language learning amongst retired members of staff. The appropriate elected persons fee will need to be paid.

Contact us

Pensions Office, 23-38 Hythe Bridge Street, Oxford, OX1 2ET

Tel: (01865) 616203