Middle East Centre

Since its establishment in 1957, the Middle East Centre (MEC) has emerged as a premiere international institute for teaching, research and scholarly exchange on the modern Middle East in the University of Oxford, training over 1000 masters and doctoral students. Centre graduates have gone on to leadership positions in academia, diplomacy, public policy, journalism, finance and related fields.

The MEC has world class facilities for research in the MEC Library and the MEC Archive.

The Middle East Centre:

Watch the MEC memorial event for the late Mr Nemir Amin Kirdar (1936-2020)

Investcorp Auditorium, November 2022

Watch the event here

Contact us: 

The Middle East Centre is located in the Kirdar Building at 68 Woodstock Road and the adjacent Investcorp Building (entrance via St Antony’s College main entrance at 62 Woodstock Road), Oxford OX2 6JF


Tel: +44 (0)1865 284780
Fax: +44 (0)1865 274529
Email: mec@sant.ox.ac.uk

For enquiries for the MEC Library, please email meclibrary@sant.ox.ac.uk

For enquiries for the MEC Archive, please email mecarchive@sant.ox.ac.uk

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