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All Souls College, Oxford

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All Souls College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.Unique to All Souls, all of its members automatically become Fellows . It has no undergraduate members, but each year recent graduates of the university and graduates of other universities now registered as postgraduate students at Oxford are eligible to apply for Examination Fellowships through a competitive examination and, for the several shortlisted after the examinations, an interview.All Souls is one of the wealthiest colleges in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £286.4m . However, since the College's principal source of revenue is its endowment, it only ranks nineteenth among Oxford colleges with respect to total income.The college is located on the north side of the High Street adjoining Radcliffe Square to the west. To the east is The Queen's College with Hertford College to the North.The current Warden is Sir John Vickers, a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford.
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  • Being a huge sculpture lover mesmerising is that beautiful gate with tons of sculptures carved into the wall. Speechless & the sundial is so eye catching.  more »
  • Most of my All Souls' knowledge must, perforce, remain secret. To those who do penetrate, we offer a mallard ceremony every 127 years and arcane rituals based around the three-legged woodcutter and hi...  more »
  • how do you tell these colleges apart? weird vibe, no food available. at least I guess it's free? also it rained when i was there  more »
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  • It is more open than you ever imagined. Have a go if it is a normal afternoon except Sunday.
  • The public can visit and walk in the courtyard during some afternoons, but there is not much to see without going inside.
  • Wonderful building. A visit worth.
  • Definitely one of the must-sees in Oxford. It's a huge, magnificent college and one of the most prestigious.
  • Magnificent and rich building collection sweating centuries of knowledge. Though a bit austere

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An inexpensive alternative to Oxford's pricey hotels, historical college room lodgings provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the city's old-world academic atmosphere without having to pass exams. Offering more than just comfortable beds and warm meals, centrally located college B&Bs provide visitors with a glimpse into the ancient world of Oxford academia. These rooms are mainly available during school vacations, when students clear out of their dormitories. At other times of year, explore the varied world of Oxford's elegant hotels and private guesthouses.
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