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University of Oxford, Oxford

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At University of Oxford, tread the same paths as some of history’s greatest thinkers, scholars, and world leaders. Oxford was the first university in the English-speaking world, existing in some form since 1096, and remains at the forefront of learning, teaching, and research. Explore where its students live and study by visiting some of the university’s 38 colleges, each with a distinct identity. The university boasts some of the world’s finest libraries and museums, with exquisite architecture. The Bodleian Library, dating from 1602, has one of the world’s most well-regarded collections. Its artifacts include a Gutenberg Bible, the earliest surviving book written in English, and almost 10,000 western medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. Visit the Ashmolean Museum, established in 1683 (making it one of the oldest museums in the world), and see works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and Picasso. Rest your brain and stretch your legs in the University Parks’ 28 hectares (70 acres) of beautiful parkland, or climb the tower of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, which offers panoramic views of the city. Check out some of the podcasts the University makes freely available, which include audio guided tours with different routes to choose from. Plan to visit University of Oxford and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oxford attractions using our Oxford travel itinerary planner.
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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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  • The oldest university in UK with colleges scattered throughout the city. Each college is unique, some allow entry while for others entry is restricted. The architecture of each individual college, cat...  more »
  • great place to enjoy the traditions in education, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the world  more »
  • Very interesting to tour several different colleges. Some allowed individual do it yourself tours with brochures (e.g. Magdellen), others only allowed admission with a guide 9e.g. Christ Church). We l...  more »
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  • It's best university in the world I have ever seen.Great teachers,great staffs.
  • I have heard amazing things of this University! I would love to increase my English level so I could at least try and enter there. If not, I still can study in my country 😂
  • Absolutely phenomenal! Going to study medicine here and I can't wait!
  • My dream is to get undergraduate degree in medical from here. Such a big and wonderful college .although I am from not uk..i an from India ..i will appreciate uk for its great beauty and such a big and great oxford university where study is the best
  • I love this great place. And want to just visit