“Oxford University is a collection of colleges and academic faculties (departments) all over the city. There is no campus or central building. There are 41 colleges. The oldest colleges are Balliol (1263) and Merton (1264), the biggest is St Catherine’s, with almost 500 undergraduate students.”

A student at an Oxford University institution applies and then enrolls in a college. Students reside, eat, and socialize on campus. They also have a personal tutor who can assist them with their studies. Lectures (classes) are given in faculties (buildings), or students pursue academic research in departments and department buildings.

The school is located in the heart of Oxford, near to Worcester College, noted for its beautiful gardens and the magnificent Oxford University Business School.

Famous graduates

Oxford University has educated and researched a long list of well-known individuals, including Sir Walter Raleigh (explorer), Alexander Fleming (Penicillin), J R Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings author), Hugh Grant (actor), and Bill Clinton (former US President). Tim Berners Lee also studied here!

University connections

The University of Oxford has a copy of every book published in the United Kingdom at the Bodleian Library, which is sponsored by the university. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, according to Oxford University Press.

Teachers at the Lake School, for example, have written English language teaching materials for Oxford University Press books such as ‘Navigate,’ the Oxford Online Placement Test, and the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary.

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