Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #80: The University of Oxford

Bodleian Library.  The University of Oxford.

Overview of The University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK

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.


Top Attractions

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.

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.


How to get to The University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK

You can visit Oxford University by bus, coach and train. You can take a flight from Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport to Oxford by Airline Coach Service. A list of taxi companies you can find in the airport to take you to the Oxford. A direct train service  is also available.            




  

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous8/04/2016

    Beautiful. Would've love to see the interior though. Great blog!

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  2. Great place to come in any season. Loads of varieties to look at, and the bluebells in May are fabulous. Because this is a free to enter place you can come as often as you like seeing the changes through the seasons

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  3. This is undoubtedly a lovely place to visit, also at this time of the year!

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