Merton College, Oxford

Part of 750 years of history

Merton College, University of Oxford - events
Merton College, University of Oxford - events
Merton College, University of Oxford - event page
Merton College, University of Oxford - event page

The challenge
At 750 years old, Merton is one of Oxford’s oldest colleges. For their website, It was important that the history, pride and heritage shone through, but the site needed to feel vibrant and fit for purpose. Merton offers second to none education for the 21st century student, and the website needed to reflect this.

Considerations
A full site representing life at Merton College for potential students, Merton Alumni and the wider world. Current students and Merton’s fellows needed an intranet site for internal content which pulls information from the website. The site had to prominently feature Merton’s 750th anniversary whilst being flexible for future years.

Our solution and the result
With lots of information to include, we designed a site in a blocked system using a combination of photos and illustrations to give warmth and interest.

The design of reusable blocks provided Merton with the ability to create rich pages of contact with helpful links which navigate to related information. This creates visual variety making areas such as courses, people, news or events relevant and engaging.