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Keble College, Oxford

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Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its main buildings are on Parks Road, opposite the University Museum and the University Parks. The college is bordered to the north by Keble Road, to the south by Museum Road, and to the west by Blackhall Road.Keble was established in 1870, having been built as a monument to John Keble. John Keble had been a leading member of the Oxford Movement, which sought to stress the Catholic nature of the Church of England. Consequently, the College traditionally placed a considerable emphasis on theological teaching, although this is less the case now. In the period after the second World War the trends were towards scientific courses (the major area devoted to science east of the University Museum influenced this) and eventually co-education for men and women from 1979 onwards. As originally constituted it was for men only and the fellows were mostly bachelors resident in the college.It remains distinctive for its still-controversial neo-gothic red-brick buildings designed by William Butterfield. The buildings are also notable for breaking from Oxbridge tradition by arranging rooms along corridors rather than around staircases, in order that the scouts could supervise the comings and goings of visitors. (Girton College, Cambridge similarly breaks this tradition).
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  • Thought that welcome tourists, local student dormitory, you want to experience a visit to Oxford. You have chosen the Keble College Oxford in this way is a lot of available College, Christ Church is most famous for is here did not win in popularity again to build massive, was satisfied. It was beautiful, was not only a bed and small fridge and desk and bookshelves around the room. Dryer is borrowed at the reception desk. One disappointing College in some buildings and I DDI was rooms in a modern building. In the building, but there is no way I could feel history. Within the College, and strolled slowly slowly. Apparent in the premises as Asian women, a little story that source seems to specialize in studying at math and Chinese students here seemed to be. Due in mid-August holiday season was hardly a student, was occupied by tourists from all over the world. Breakfast room was overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the dining room of the Harry Potter.
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  • The British chose to vote UKIP, and as we say in french, "can't have butter, the money of the butter and the smile of the dairy"! The "maids" (maids) were replaced by students who change the sheets, clean or take the reception... going to Nice to apply for studies at the "London School of Economics", hostess at Keble College during the summer holidays... All student rooms are rented during the holidays, to large groups coming to give lectures. PRICE OF GOLD... Oh, I forgot, the "dining hall" where we take meals is not accessible to wheelchair users. Since home, I appreciate the copy of "The Light of the world" I did frame. We'll let you admire it, strongly advising you to provide for the maintenance of this "young" college, which was created at the end of the ten ninth century. The Chapel is symbolic of the trend of this college: very close anglican to Catholicism. "Meritocracy" of the beginnings, has given way to... to the fundraising contest! Say that the Deaconess has never replied to my letter... maybe the college passed a beautiful legacy, don't you think? By the way, you doubted you that weightlifting club was in the basement? Say hello to David Price. At the lodge, you can buy a keychain of the college, or an umbrella... probably made in China, because it closes never once unfolded... it's a genre, what!
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  • Drop in for a beer late at night before a cheeky Kebab in St. Giles. The Porter will probably not let you in. But just say you are a student or a rent-boy visiting one of the theology fellows. Great f...  more »
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  • I've used Keble College accommodation for visiting concert artists at Oxford Proms concerts in the Sheldonian Theatre and have had very good feedback.
  • Keble is one of my favorite colleges in the whole of Oxford. It's beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous, the cathedral is quite ornate, and the brick colors are unique from the other colleges. Absolutely worth a visit.
  • A very nice place to stay. The hall is a worth seeing, far more impressive than the christ Church. The stay is suddenly a big part of the holiday.
  • donot book this it is a beautiful location and good rooms, with good shower but they donot care abt the clients as their hygiene is terrible the shower has a black line, with mould, totally not needed, but no attention if you check out, the fresh towels & bedding for the next customer are put on the foor near the door, just on the floor, no plastic under or anything else. I looked around as it could be just 1 lady who is doing this system, but it was all over I spoke with manager, who "act" shocked and would change the system promptly he thank me & asked my email address so he could keep me posted I waited with this comments for over one month, but I never heard from them anymore
  • Stunning college with amazing accommodation and great food