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Trinity College, Oxford

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4.6/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. The college was founded in 1555 by Sir Thomas Pope, on land previously occupied by Durham College, home to Benedictine monks from Durham Cathedral.Despite its large size, the college is relatively small in terms of student numbers at approximately 400. As of July 2013, Trinity had a financial endowment of £104.2 million.Trinity has produced three British prime ministers, placing it joint-second with Balliol College in terms of former students who have held the office.HistoryDurham CollegeThe site where Trinity College now stands was originally occupied by Durham College, built for Benedictine monks from Durham Cathedral. This college had been founded after land was bought in 1291, though monks had been sent to Oxford for a few years previous to this. Durham College was built around a single quadrangle, now known as the Durham Quadrangle. The only major surviving building from the Durham College foundation is the east range of Durham Quad, containing the Old Library, which dates from 1421, although elements of the pre-Reformation fabric also survive on the opposite side of the quad, at either end of the 17th-century hall. The site was surrendered to the crown in March 1545, being granted to private owners in 1553. They were then acquired by civil servant Thomas Pope on 20 February 1555 (February 1554 as then was), who used them to found Trinity College 16 days later. Durham College was originally dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St Cuthbert, and the Trinity, and it is thought that Trinity College took its name from the last element of this dedication.
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  • What an amazing place to absorb the history, charm and character of Oxford. Gardens were beautiful, but was very crowded today as it was Sunday. 
  • 在市中心的学院,所以很多游客经过,学院门口也有不对外的牌子以及参观收费标准,2-3磅的样子,和普通学院都差不多,但比Christ church要便宜一些。 学院的门口很小,但进来却发现真的开阔,先是惯例的大草坪,初秋开始有落叶了,树很高,把哥特式建筑都挡住了。 再往里面走就是办公楼和宿舍了,然后再右拐又是草坪,这个有椅子可以坐。Dinning hall也在这边。 
  • Lovely old buildings with a beautiful Chapel. The gardens are large and well maintain and blend well with the old architecture but there is not much else to see really. 
  • More like a country house than a college in some respects, as its set in lovely gardens. Not quite as prestigious as its neighbouring Balliol, though.
  • This is not the most impressive of the Oxford colleges, but it is a lovely place to enjoy both history and the small garden.
  • Gorgeous college campus
  • amazing building!!!
  • Beautiful lawns and architecture
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