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University of Oxford, Oxford

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At University of Oxford, tread the same paths as some of history’s greatest thinkers, scholars, and world leaders. Oxford was the first university in the English-speaking world, existing in some form since 1096, and remains at the forefront of learning, teaching, and research. Explore where its students live and study by visiting some of the university’s 38 colleges, each with a distinct identity. The university boasts some of the world’s finest libraries and museums, with exquisite architecture. The Bodleian Library, dating from 1602, has one of the world’s most well-regarded collections. Its artifacts include a Gutenberg Bible, the earliest surviving book written in English, and almost 10,000 western medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Visit the Ashmolean Museum, established in 1683 (making it one of the oldest museums in the world), and see works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Picasso. Rest your brain and stretch your legs in the University Parks’ 28 hectares (70 acres) of beautiful parkland, or climb the tower of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which offers panoramic views of the city. Check out some of the podcasts the University makes freely available, which include audio guided tours with different routes to choose from. Arrange your visit to University of Oxford and discover more family-friendly attractions in Oxford using our Oxford day trip planner.
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  • This place is absolutely amazing in every way from a stunning architecture to the immense feeling of knowledge and history. Everyone in this beautiful city is so nice and extremely warm and...  more »
  • A look round Magdalene College, grounds and buildings. Chapel is beautiful, buildings magnificent. Lovely grounds including a 200+ year old Plane tree. Well worth a visit!  more »
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  • The moment you will step into a UK university campus, you will feel you have entered a fairy tale. The UK campuses are mesmerizing and the student facilities are outstanding. All the modern and unique features of British universities enable you to engage in ground-breaking research and experience top quality teaching and learning.💓💓
  • The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096,making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna.It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. it is also one of the most prestigious university in the UK. cant wait to get in there for Medicine....the colleges are way friendly the food, sports, learning, everything you could think of out of home.....OXFORD UNIVERSITY offers it to you..the atmosphere is really lovely...

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