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The City of Learner.....Oxford, United Kingdom


The Tom Tower, Christ Church

The city of Oxford is located on the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. The city is situated 92 km from London and 40 km from Reading. It is the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The architecture in Oxford represented examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period.

"city of dreaming spires"
Matthew Arnold


Oxford Castle


The Sheldonian Theater building

Clarendon Building



The hall of Bodleian Library

The Bridge of Sighs, at the new college lane, Hertford College



Bodleian Library


The University of Oxford is first mentioned in 12th century records. The earliest colleges were University College (1249), Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264) which were established at a time when the writings of Greek philosophers were translated. These colleges at Oxford were supported by the Church in the hope of reconciling Greek philosophy and Christian theology. The relationship between "town and gown" has often been uneasy.

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford is unique in combining a college chapel and a cathedral in one foundation. The Priory Church of St Frideswide was extended and incorporated into the Cardinal's College. 



Redcliffe Camera, the library building

All Souls College




All Souls College and the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

Brasenose College


The Examination Hall of Oxford University

The Saxon Tower at the St Micheal at the North Gate


Carfax Tower...12th-century tower with city vistas





Christ Church memorial garden




Corpus Christi College

The University of Oxford botanical garden

Magdalen College


The photos were not that great as the weather was glummy and grey :-p








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