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Trinity College, Oxford

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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.
Durham 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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  • Nice feel, helpful, bright students.lovely grounds very scenic, accomodation good, chapel and library lovely, talks brilliant  more »
  • Trinity College consists of a number of beautiful buildings. The chapel and the dining room can be visited. During our visit the dining room was closed for lunch. Just can make a picture. The garden we found not so much special compared to the other university gardens, which we visited.
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  • Being exam time I could only visit this college, perhaps not among the oldest but very old. The chapel and the garden are very beautiful, everywhere there is an air of peace in contrast to the vibrancy of the surrounding streets.
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  • Trinity College London was founded as the external examinations board of Trinity College of Music (which today is part of the Trinity Laban conservatory of music and dance), and began offering exams in music to external students in 1877. Over time, Trinity expanded to offer exams in other areas of the performing arts and in (ESOL).
  • Great time, great people! 😇
  • Silent college It takes £2,0to enter. If my children can come to this college, it'll be great thing to me. Especially, Chapel is good place. Beautiful decorates
  • A beautiful dining hall.
  • Only a small fee to visit the beautiful gardens and chapel at Trinity College. Well worth an hour wandering around and taking in the scenery.
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