The Clarendon Institute (or the Clarendon Press Institute) is a building in Walton Street, central Oxford, England.

In 1891, Horace Hart (1840–1916) of the Clarendon Press (now Oxford University Press) proposed an institute to provide a place providing relaxation and further education facilities for staff at the Press.[1] He planned a gymnasium, library, and reading room, and to provide teaching of French, German, Greek, Latin, mathematics, and shorthand.

The building was designed by H. W. Moore and built during 1892–93.[1] It cost £5,000 to build.

The Clarendon Institute now houses the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies,[2] (an independent centre of the University of Oxford), the British Inter-University China Centre, the Centre for Linguistics & Philology, and the Leopold Muller Memorial Library.[3]

In 2016, the building suffered a fire.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Oxford Inscriptions: Clarendon Press Institute". www.oxfordhistory.org.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Location of the Clarendon Institute". UK: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Clarendon Institute". Access Guide: UAS. UK: University of Oxford. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Oxford Clarendon Institute fire 'started in toaster'". BBC News. UK: BBC. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2018.