Humanities - England: Oxford

Found 60 miles from the centre of London and connected to London by the River Thames, the town of Oxford has played an important role in the history of England, from serving as the base for the 11th century empress Matilda during her fight to be crowned Queen, to serving as parliament for the exiled Charles I during the English Civil war, it boasts an impressive amount of history, as well as being home to the oldest English speaking university in the world.

Learn about the tensions produced by the people of the ‘town’ and those who wore the university ‘gown’ whilst exploring the range of architecture of the university buildings, and hear about some of the alumni who once studied at the university.

Oxford University can boast of: 291 Members of Parliament, including 26 British Prime Ministers, 50 Nobel prize laureates and 120 Olympic medalists. This experience will show you how the people of Oxford lived, studied and were inspired by the narrow streets and historical buildings that still leave visitors in awe.

  • Succession crisis in the 11th Century
  • Alumni of Oxford Colleges
  • Oxford & the British Monarchy
  • Highlights of Britain’s oldest museum
  • Oxford Writers
  • Bloody Mary and the Oxford Martyrs
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Architecture
  • Highlights and importance of the library
  • Oxford as a film location
  • The Town vs Gown riots

Oxford castle, University of Oxford colleges, Central Oxford

Oxford Castle, Worcester College, Beaumont Palace, Ashmolean Museum, Eagle and Child Pub, Martyrs Memorial, Clarendon Building, Bridge of Sighs, Bodleian Library, Divinity School, Sheldonian Theatre, Radcliffe Camera, St Mary’s Church, Oxford High Street, Carfax Tower, Christ Church College, Christ Church Meadow

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