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University College

High Street, Oxford, England
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Ranked #59 of 101 Attractions in Oxford
Description: Endowed by William of Durham in 1249, University College is the oldest college of Oxford University.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Founded in 1249 by William of Durham, University College (or Collegium Magnae Aulae Universitatis, as its Latin name states) is one of the oldest colleges in the University of Oxford. Next to the marvellous sandstone quadrangles, beautifully maintained and always adorned by splendid floral arrangements, Univ (as it is known amongst Oxonians) features a marble memorial to the poet Percy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

My friends tell me stories about who and what are associated with this college. Set on the High, it's one of the colleges that add up to a beautiful street scene.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

This college is located on the High Street opposite the Queens College. There is no admission charge but ask the porters to see if it is possible for you to take a look at the white marble Shelley memorial. Also ask if you can see the Wisteria in the Radcliffe Quad.

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