Ah, Oxford University! Where do we start? It’s steeped in history, but it’s not all about dusty old books and musty libraries (although there’s certainly plenty of that, too). Oxford is a vibrant and lively city that’s packed with opportunities for students to learn, grow, and have loads of fun.
Here are some key facts about the University of Oxford:
- Founded in 1096
- Comprises four academic divisions and over 30 colleges
- Some of the most famous colleges include Christ Church, Magdalen, and Trinity
- Has over 23,000 students, including over 11,000 undergraduates
- Offers a wide range of subjects, including arts and humanities, sciences, medicine, and social sciences
From the legendary debating society known as the Oxford Union, to the famous “dreaming spires” that punctuate the city’s skyline, there’s so much to discover.
Oxford is renowned for its research and teaching in a number of areas, including medicine, engineering, and the humanities. But don’t think that you’ll be stuck in the classroom all day if you study here! There are museums, galleries, cinemas, and theatres, as well as a great party scene.
Popular student hangouts include The Bear Inn, The Head of the River, and The Turf Tavern. Oxford is also home to a number of famous landmarks and attractions, including the Ashmolean Museum, the Bodleian Library and the Radcliffe Camera.
Some very famous names have passed through Oxford’s doors, from statesmen and politicians to writers and artists. These include Prime Minister Theresa May, philosopher Bertrand Russell, and writer CS Lewis.