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February 17, 2020

The 5 Oldest Universities in the World

  University of Cambridge, UK – 1209 It is widely believed that the University of Cambridge was founded in 1209 by a group of Oxford ….

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February 07, 2020

6 Unusual University of Oxford Traditions

  Wearing White Tie to Exams Oxford finals (exams) must be sat in a mixture of garments, similar to white tie dress. The outfit, which ….

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January 27, 2020

3 Pioneering Female Engineers That Made History

Engineering has been a male dominated field for centuries with today, only a mere 12% of engineers in the UK are female. It’s not something ….

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November 19, 2019

5 Famous Nobel Prize Winners From The University of Oxford

The University of Oxford holds claim to many Nobel laureates. As of November 2019, 72 Nobel Prize winners, 3 Fields Medalists and 6 Turing Award ….

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October 25, 2019

Remember, Remember the 5th of November!

  What is Guy Fawkes Night? Born in 1570 in York, Guy Fawkes was a devout Catholic who disagreed with the very anti-Catholic practices of ….

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October 25, 2019

5 Ghosts That Haunt The University of Oxford

  King Charles I During the English Civil War, Oxford was home to King Charles I, a city where there was a Royalist stronghold during ….

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June 12, 2019

A Brief History of Oxford Castle

  Known as Oxford’s Oldest New Quarter, Oxford Castle’s impressive history spans over ten centuries.  A classic motte and bailey castle, during its existence, it ….

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May 22, 2019

A Brief History of the Bridge of Sighs

  Sitting opposite the entrance to the Bodleian Library, the Hertford Bridge – more commonly known as the Bridge of Sighs – is a covered ….

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May 10, 2019

A Brief History of the Bodleian Library

  Drawing thousands of culture-seeking tourists and students alike, the world-famous Oxford libraries are renowned both for their prestigious academic collections, and for their architecturally ….

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