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Oxford Private Walking Tour
  • Oxford Private Walking Tour

    The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of the best in the world. It is actually composed of 38 self-governing Colleges and 6 Permanent Private Halls, which makes it a unique institution. There is no clear date of foundation, but it has existed as a place for teaching since the 11th century. First to Keble College, the most controversial in Oxford at the time of its building, in a Neo-Gothic style with red, blue and white bricks. Learn all about St John’s College, another of Oxford's ancient and distinguished colleges. Noteworthy is also the Canterbury Quad and its 17th century Italian Renaissance style. Keble and St. John’s have a fierce rivalry that dates back centuries, the reason for which you will find out.

    School yourself about Trinity College, founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, and built over the Durham College Monastery of 1268. Visit Balliol College, named after John de Balliol, the Sheriff of Nottinghamshire - Not the Sheriff of Nottingham in the legends of Robin Hood. Learn the story of a tortoise named Rosa, deeply connected to the traditions of this college. At Exeter College discover a memorial for the college members who lost their lives in the Second World War. Corpus Christi College is famous for the translation of the King James Bible. Merton College also played a part as the headquarters for the Royalists during the English Civil War. See the oldest college in Oxford: University College, founded by King Alfred in 872, according to legend.
    Many more remained unmentioned, but are surely part of the visit to the most important colleges in Oxford, to get more details in the place that has helped to shape the fate of England, the UK and the world.

    You will see:
    *Keble College
    *St John’s College
    *Trinity College
    *Balliol College
    *Exeter College
    *Lincoln College
    *Corpus Christi College
    *Merton College
    *University College
    *Magdalen College

    You will learn about:
    *Foundation and development under Henry II
    *Establishment of the first Oxford colleges
    *Oxford as a center for religious and political dispute
    *John Wyclif
    *Henry VIII
    *Civil War
    *John Locke
    *Edmund Halley
    *Victorian Era’s leading role
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