Information for Pensioners

The University is committed to looking after its pensioners, many of whom have completed long service with the organisation. Some of the information on these pages also refers to pensioners at the colleges. For example, the Pensioners' Welfare Officer supports OSPS pensioners from the colleges as well as University pensioners.

OSPS pensioners can find the pay dates for their pensions on the Payroll website.

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The University demonstrates its continuing concern for the welfare of its pensioners and dependants through the work of the Pensioners' Welfare Officer. Should you wish to discuss any welfare issue, or if you know of somebody else in need or difficulties, please contact Julia Powles, the Pensioners' Welfare Officer on (01865) 616203. She will arrange home visits where appropriate.

You can find useful telephone numbers and email addresses for welfare organisations on this page

The Association of Oxford University Pensioners (AOUP), founded in 1985, has the principal object of keeping retired staff in touch with each other and with the University department or institution that employed them.

Every employee who is working for the University at the time of his or her retirement - academic and non-academic – is automatically a member of the Association.

All retired employees receive a free copy of the Association's newsletter, University Pensioner, which is published twice each year.

Members and their partners may pay a small annual subscription to participate in the social activities of the Association. These include informal meetings, lectures on topics of general interest, and half- and whole-day visits in and around Oxford and further afield as well as an extended trip to more distant parts of the country.

The Association is also concerned for the welfare of its members and co-operates with the University's Pensioners' Welfare Officer. When you retire, your membership is automatic. If you wish to participate in the social activities of the Association, please email or write to the address below for further details.

The Secretary
Association of Oxford University Pensioners
c/o Pensions Office
23-38 Hythe Bridge Street


The University offers a number of benefits to its pensioners including a retired staff card, which gives access to a wide range of facilities, and the opportunity to apply for membership of the University Club on Mansfield Road and discounted membership of the University Sports Club at Iffley Road. You can find out more details on this page.

OSPS Pensioners

If you are receiving your pension through the University payroll, please direct any queries to the following:

General queries
Pensions Office, tel: (01865) 616020

OSPS P60 queries
Payroll Office, tel: (01865) 616193

General tax queries

HMRC (Tax Office)
HMRC South Wales Area, Ty Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5YF
Tel: 0845 3000 627
University ref: 075/FA12903

If you wish to change your address or the bank account into which your pension is paid, please send the details in writing to  the Pensions Office, University of Oxford, 6 Worcester Street, Oxford, OX1 2BX

NHSPS and USS Pensioners

If you are an NHS or USS pensioner, please direct any queries to the scheme headquarters.

There are certain conditions you need to be aware of if you are considering taking up paid work after retirement, including ill health retirement. There is a lot more information about this on the Working after Retirement section on the Retirement webpage.

Useful links

Contact us

Pensions Office, 6 Worcester Street, Oxford OX1 2BX

OSPS: (01865) 616020 or

Welfare: (01865) 616203