All the Oxford Colleges Used As Locations In The ENDEAVOUR Series. PART ONE.

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As the title suggests this post is about all the Oxford colleges used as locations in all 30 episodes of the Endeavour series. (Once the eighth series is broadcast I will add the colleges used in that series to this post). I will only mention those colleges which were used as a location internally. However, I will mention a college if someone is simply exiting or entering a college or it is used to establish where a character is. At the end of the post there is an alphabetical list of the colleges used, plus which episodes were filmed therein.

I have already created two posts, part one and part two, for the Oxford Colleges utilised in the Morse episodes.

Click HERE to read part one of the Oxford Colleges utilised in the Morse series. Click HERE for part two. The links will open in a new window.

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I plan to also create a post about all the Oxford colleges used in the Lewis series and then a post with a list of all three series combined.

Let’s get started.

The times are based on the British DVDs. The times stated are not exact but are within the minute the location appears.

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THE PILOT EPISODE

00h09m38s

The camera pans around to this quad before the scene changes to Dr. Rowan Stromming teaching a class.

This is Fellows’ quad in Merton College.

00h10m07s

We see Dr. Rowan Stromming in the college room teaching his class.

Though the establishing shot (see above) was filmed in Merton College, the scene in the room is Exeter College looking out over Fellows Garden. The picture below points at the large window and the brown door that can be seen through the left hand pane of glass in the bay window.

The bay window is arrowed below.

00h22m22s

Morse stands outside his old college, Lonsdale. Of course Lonsdale doesn’t exist. He is actually standing outside Merton College. He then enters the college.

00h22m50s

Endeavour meets Reece. This is in the front quad of Merton College.

00h42m45s

We are back in Dr. Rowan Stromming rooms being interviewed by Endeavour.

As mentioned above this is filmed in Exeter College.

00h46m05s

Endeavour and Dr. Rowan Stromming walk through Mob Quad of Merton College.

00h45m00s

In the next scene after the the one above Endeavour meets Reece in the Front Quad of Merton College.

Above is the Front Quad.

00h49m00s

We are back in Dr. Rowan Stromming’s rooms in Exeter College.

01h28m00s

We flashback to when Dr. Rowan Stromming and Reece first see Mary Tremlett.

This is a small garden area off the Fellows Gardens.

After the scene above we see Dr. Rowan Stromming and Mary Tremlett walking and talking.

They are walking through St Alban’s Quad in Merton College.

Endeavour S01 E01 ‘Girl’

00h12m33s

Endeavour meets the young student, Denis Bradley.

00h41m10s

Endeavour meets Sir Edmund Sloan. The location is St Edmund Hall dining room and quad, Oxford University.

Endeavour S01 E02 ‘Fugue’

The final scenes, Phillip Madison’s recital and Thursday and Morse on the college roof was filmed at Trinity College.

Endeavour S01 E03 ‘Rocket’

00h38m30s

Endeavour visits Marigold Proctor, Eustace Kendrick’s cousin. at university.

The location is Canterbury Quad, St John’s College, Oxford.

Endeavour S01 E04 ‘Home’

00h01m20s

We see Judy Vallens walking through what is referred to as Baidley College.

The real college being used for this location is Keble College.

She is standing in what is called Liddon Quad.

00h19m00s

Endeavour is talking to the Master, Jolyon Frobisher.

This location is Keble College Dining Hall.

Keble House Dining Room

The scene ends with Endeavour and the Master, Jolyon Frobisher, exiting the building.

00h28m45s

Dorothea is waiting to talk to Jolyon Frobisher.

It is still Keble College.

00h36m30s

Endeavour is interviewing Jolyon Frobisher.

This is Keble College.

00h49m50s

A porter walks through Keble College.

The above is Pusey Quad of Keble College.

01h02m00s

We find Joan sitting on a bench eating her lunch.

This location is part of Exeter college above Brasenose Lane adjacent to the Radcliffe Camera.

01h10m40s

Endeavour is talking to Dr. Ian Kern in his rooms.

This is Keble College.

ENDEAVOUR: S2E1 TROVE

00h25m40s

The team go to investigate the theft of the Wolvercote Trove.

This is Merton College.

00h28m00s

This is also Merton College.

Of course Merton College stood in for Endeavour’s Alma mater, Lonsdale in the pilot episode. Colin is sitting on the bench.

00h29m00s

Endeavour meets Dorothea.

This is still Merton College.

Endeavour is standing where the gentleman in the picture is standing. This is looking from the Front Quad toward Fellows Quad.

00h49m05s

The team find the dead body of the young girl.

The above is Magdalen College.

ENDEAVOUR: S2E2, NOCTURNE.

00h18m30s

Endeavour is interviewing the American couple.

This is Exeter College, Oxford.

01h26m55s

Mr and Mrs Gardiner waiting to meet their grand-daughter.

This is Fellows Garden, Exeter College, Oxford. To see more of this lovely location watch my video above on Exeter College.

ENDEAVOUR: S2E3. ‘SWAY’

00h05m30s

Morse and Lewis walking through cloisters.

This is New College.

01h25m30s

Morse and Fred outside what is supposed to be the Coroner’s Court.

This building behind Morse and Fred is called Old Warden’s Lodge. It is used as library and reading rooms for those attending Merton College. It is on Merton Street, Oxford.

01h26m00s

Endeavour reads the letter left by Luisa.

This is New College.

ENDEAVOUR: S2E4. ‘NEVERLAND’

00H01M20S

Endeavour is singing in the choir.

This is Brasenose College Chapel.

ENDEAVOUR: S3E1. ‘RIDE’

00h13m05s

The police are called after a student is found dead.

This filmed in Exeter College.

01h12m55s

Endeavour visits the college where the student died.

This is Exeter College.

ENDEAVOUR: S3E2. ‘ARCADIA’

NO COLLEGE LOCATIONS.

ENDEAVOUR: S3E3. ‘PREY’

NO COLLEGE LOCATIONS.

ENDEAVOUR: S3E4. ‘CODA’

00H13M20S

Endeavour arrives to listen to a recital.

This is Exeter College. Or, to be exact Exeter College Fellows Garden.

00h20m05s

Endeavour visits Felix Lorimer.

This is Exeter College.

00h40m05s

Endeavour meets Jeremy Hogg.

This is still Exeter College.

01h20m15s

Endeavour arrests Felix Lorimer and his wife.

This is still Exeter College.

List of Colleges and the episodes filmed at those locations in alphabetical order.

BRASENOSE COLLEGE.

Neverland

EXETER COLLEGE

Pilot Episode.

Home

Nocturne

Ride

Coda

KEBLE COLLEGE

Home

MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Trove

MERTON COLLEGE

Pilot Episode.

Trove

Sway

NEW COLLEGE

Sway

ST EDMUND HALL COLLEGE

Girl

ST JOHNS COLLEGE

Rocket

TRINITY COLLEGE

Fugue

Author: Chris Sullivan

Up until a few years ago I was my mum's full time carer. She died last year of Covid. I am now about to start my third year year at Edinburgh University studying for a second degree this one being English Literature. My other degree is in Ecological Science. At the moment I am attempting to write a novel.

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