The University of Oxford is located in the city of Oxford, England, which is in the southeast region of England in the United Kingdom. The address of the University of Oxford is Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2JD.

As of 2015, the city of Oxford is the 52nd most populous city in England, and it is one of England's fastest growing and most ethnically diverse cites. The date of the founding of the university is unknown, but it is considered the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Evidence exists of teaching occurring at Oxford as far back as the year 1096.