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Oriel College, Oxford

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Oriel College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Located in Oriel Square, the college has the distinction of being the oldest royal foundation in Oxford (a title formerly claimed by University College, whose claim of being founded by King Alfred is no longer promoted). In recognition of this royal connection, the college has also been known as King's College and King's Hall. The reigning monarch of the United Kingdom (since 1952, Elizabeth II) is the official Visitor of the College.The original medieval foundation set up by Adam de Brome, under the patronage of Edward II, was called the House or Hall of the Blessed Mary at Oxford. The first design allowed for a Provost and ten Fellows, called 'scholars', and the College remained a small body of graduate Fellows until the 16th century, when it started to admit undergraduates. During the English Civil War, Oriel played host to high-ranking members of the King's Oxford Parliament.
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  • This is one of the smaller Oxford colleges on the High street.The main buildings are around 3 Quads. Although there is another part of the college across the street, the interesting buildings are conf...  more »
  • 这是一个不收门票的学院,在市中心,但是是在一条小街上,相比Trinty 和Queen这些,都更加安静一下。 很少有游客过来,所以整个学院都很干净的样子,甬路上一尘不染。 听说建于1263年,所以还是很哥特式的建筑。进门就是食堂,食堂真心便宜,平时中午3.7磅随便吃。 左拐的话是学生宿舍了,然后就是通到high street上的一条街。 
  • One of the smaller colleges but still beautiful with honeyed stone quads and green green grass. Close to town and Christchurch meadows and the river. 
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  • It's stunningly beautiful!
  • Promoting Rhodes. Gardens a bit bleak.
  • The fifth oldest college at Oxford, very nice.
  • extremely unkind and unprofessional the receptionist was.
  • Best college ever! Just don't use washing up liquid on the 3rd quad lawn - the gardener goes skitz.