is one of the most highly regarded universities in the
world. Every year thousands of undergraduates flock
to the city to study in its ancient colleges and wander
amongst its dreamy spires.
Admissions policies are high at Oxford (usually AAB
or AAA at A-Level) and this means that it takes only
the brightest students from private and state schools.
Oxford’s graduates have included some 46 Nobel
Peace Prize winners and 25 UK Prime Ministers.
It also has one of the most famous debating societies
in the world.
Being an Oxford student is a way of life, for example
the gowns that undergraduates must don during their
first week and during their exams is as much an integral
part of the city landscape as the college buildings
Of course, you don’t have to be academically brilliant
to visit the colleges and you can take regular tours
around several of them. The best place to begin your
exploration of Oxford University is probably Christ
Church College [map],
Christ Church is the most famous Oxford college and
the most photographed. Founded as Cardinal College in
1525 by Cardinal Wolsey, the college became Christ
Church in 1545.
The college chapel, which is also the cathedral of the
Oxford diocese, contains the reconstructed shrine of St Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford, and
a rare panel depicting the martyrdom of St Thomas
For more information about Oxford University see below:
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