Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in the 12th century. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two "ancient universities" are frequently jointly referred to as “Oxbridge". The university is now made up 38 colleges and a full range of academic departments. Being a city university, it does not have a main campus and instead its buildings and facilities are scattered throughout the city centre and we will see historic buildings dating from the 13th to 19th centuries on our walk. We will also learn about Oxford’s amazing history and meet some of the famous people who were students here.
It was such a pleasure to be guided around Oxford University and to listen to some unique stories of an Oxford alumni. Great experience! 👏