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Balliol College

Balliol College

Balliol Collge is one of the oldest colleges and was founded in 1263

It was founded by John I de Balliol under the watchful eye of the Bishop of Durham. Upon his death in 1268, his wife provided finance to support the continuation of the college. Trinity While quite a large college, it is quite small in terms of student numbers. To date it equals Balliol’s record of having three former students becoming British Prime Minister. It was only in 1979, that Trinity along with other Oxford colleges admitted women under graduates. Trinity College has a tradition of conservatism while it’s rival college over the boundary wall Balliol has a more”radical” philosophy.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Balliol College Oxford

Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral is a combination of college chapel and a cathedral. The Priory Church of St Frideswide, was extended and incorporated into the structure of the Cardinal's College shortly and has since been the cathedral of the Diocese of Oxford.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Christ Church Oxford

Magdalen College

Magdalen College

Magdalen College was founded in 1458 and is regarded as one of the most beautiful of the collges.

The college is along the banks of River Cherwell. Within it’s grounds it has a deep park, where the deer roam freely within open parkland. Magdalen Tower is a landmark on the Oxford landscape. Since the time of Henry VII, the college choir sings from the top of the Tower at 6 a.m. on the 1st May.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Magdalen College Oxford

Trinity College

Trinity College

Trinity College was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope.

While quite a large college, it is quite small in terms of student numbers. To date it equals Balliol’s record of having three former students becoming British Prime Minister. It was only in 1979, that Trinity along with other Oxford colleges admitted women under graduates. Trinity College has a tradition of conservatism while it’s rival college over the boundary wall Balliol has a more”radical” philosophy.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Trinity College Oxford

Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and is almost as big as the British Library. It is the main research and reference library of the University. The following declaration is recited by visitors and by students on request before they are allowed read in the reading rooms. I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library. The library expanded into the adjacent Radcliffe Camera in the 1860s. The Bodleian Library is open to the public for a small fee. You can take a tour or visit the Harry Potter infirmary. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Bodleian Library

Dead Man's Walk

Dead Man's Walk

The Dead Man's walk along Christ Church meadow and Merton College takes it's name from the route between the Jewish Synagogue and the burial ground (now the Botanical Gardens)

Brewing has a long tradition in Oxford, with a number of the colleges having their own beers, leading to brewing becoming the main business of the town by the 16th century. BrewerStreet takes its name from the industry, and some say that Paradise Street also has origins to the business. By late 19th century there were 9 breweries and the industry continued in the town until the end of the 20th century. The Dead Man's walk along Christ Church meadow and Merton College takes it's name from the route between the Jewish Synagogue and the burial ground (now the Botanical Gardens)

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