A Visit to Oxford University
The University of Oxford is the oldest English-language University, erected almost a 1000 years ago, in 1167. Today, it is still considered one of the top 10 universities in the world. Come with us as we explore this beautiful and ancient place of learning.
A common mistake made by newly arriving tourists to Oxford is to ask direction to the campus of the famous university. It actually has not one centralized campus, but over 40 schools spread throughout the city.
Some of the most famous and old of colleges, which have produced many a famous alumni, such as presidents and other famous statesmen as well as scholars , scientists, writers, Nobel laureates and others.
Just to name a few - Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, CS Lewis ( author of The Chronicles of Narnia), JRR Tolkien (author of Lord of the Rings), Edmund Halley, who gave his name to the famous comet, Robert Hooke, Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland), Benazir Bhutto, Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) and Oscar Wilde.
For over 800 years, this university has been a home to scholars and royalty alike. During the 17th century it was the seat of court used by King Charles I.
A place of great history and learning, this university is both laden with knowledge as it is with architectural beauty.