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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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