Saturday, March 15, 2014

University of Oxford, UK.

After visiting London, Edinburgh and Dublin, I came back to England to visit this unique little City, this Giant University.  That was my last day in the UK.  ):

Airline Bus, Express Bus from LHR to Oxford

The ATM gave me 5's.  Cool.
The University of Oxford is the oldest English speaking university in the entire world and it has existed as a teaching institution since 1096. It’s located in the city of Oxford in England and the structure of the university is so beautiful that it was used to film some of the most iconic locations from the Happy Potter Movies.

The University of Oxford is one of the leading Universities of the World. It is situated in the Oxford City, England. Oxford University is a Collegiate research University. The foundation date of the University is still unknown, but there is an evidence of teaching in the late of the 10th century. The University is made up by many institutions. There are 38 Colleges and a complete range of academic departments which are divided into four major Divisions. All the Colleges are usually self-governed as part of the University, each maintaining its own building and activities. The funniest thing about Oxford University is that it has no main University Campus. All the facilities and structures are scattered through everywhere in the Metropolitan centre.

Oxford Castle

Terrible Photographer..

This is a very prestigious place and many famous people actually graduated here. Some of these people include Aldous Huxley, Oscar Wilde, Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, and our leader Aung Sann Suu Kyii

Also actors like Kate Beckinsale and Hugh Grant also went to Oxford for their education.

The Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library is one of the greatest libraries of the world. It is a working library which actually forms a part of the Oxford University. It was first opened for scholar in the year of 1602. The library has a large collection of old Manuscript as well as printed items. Many Famous scholar’s have studied in the Library reading rooms including five kings, 26 Prime Minister’s, 40 Nobel Prize winners and Writers like CS Lewis, Oscar Wilde, and JRR Tolkien.

The Divinity School

The Divinity School was built in 1488. It was constructed to teach the Theology. It is a masterpiece of English architecture with a huge elaborately vaulted ceiling and 455 carved basses. The school is the first examination hall of the Oxford University as it built for teaching room purposes.

On Sightseeing Tour Bus

The Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre is located in the Oxford’s City centre. The Theatre is listed as an exquisite Grade I structure, one of the prominent structures of the University. It is also the ceremonial hall of Oxford University. A few of the ceremonial activities which take place in The Sheldonian Theatre includes graduation ceremonies, matriculation, congregation and Encaenia. The building is open for all when it is not in use. This unique historical venue is designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The theatre can also hire for concerts, lectures, meetings, talks and so on.

On Sightseeing Bus

Japanese students on field trip

A great Jazz singer 

Fun shows and street music performance

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