About Goodenough College

Founded in 1930 by the then-Chairman of Barclays Bank, Goodenough College has long provided a welcoming home for international students in the very centre of London. A stone’s throw from King’s Cross Station, in the heart of Bloomsbury, the college boasts gardens and a secure environment without compromising its metropolitan setting.

ORA is delighted to offer a range of top-class summer programmes for students aged 16-18 in Goodenough College, as part of our London Summer School. Students will be staying, and studying, in the College’s comfortable accommodation.

With such a central location, students have access to the very heart of the United Kingdom’s capital city, and will be able to explore the city, while also enjoying the security and safety of a private and secure centre.

Accommodation details

Students are accommodated in standard member bedrooms, with up-to-date facilities and shared bathrooms. Boys’ and girls’ bedrooms and bathrooms are located on separate floors. For the duration of their stay students enjoy access to outdoor sports grounds and indoor gym facilities. Goodenough College is within easy walking distance of the following academically-renowned locations:

  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • The LSE
  • SOAS
  • King’s College London
  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • The Royal Courts of Justice
  • The British Museum
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields

Safety and security on campus

In the accommodation, students are overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge or other top institutions.

The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to their Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss university applications.

Each ORA centre has a few members of residential staff who live in the college throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.