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Exeter College

Oxford, England
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Ranked #30 of 103 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites, Gardens
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful architecture marred poor by state of Fellows garden. No colour left, dead plants that hadn't been weeded or tidied , empty plastic cups in the borders. Plastic bottle rolling around the pews in the Chapel. Despite being advertised as "Come and see Anthony Gormley statue" the closest you could get was by looking up from street level which I... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My late friend went here and I stayed nearby for over two weeks saw much of the school. And it's surrounding areas. The school itself is impressive although I didn't go there I sat in on a lecture and must say the quality of teaching compared to some schools in Canada is unreal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Try and see the William Morris room, not always open to visitors. This college has some very famous alumni, specifically in literature and the arts. J. R Tolkein, Phillip Pullman, William Morris and other Pre-Raphaelite painters all derived inspiration from their time here. The Rector's Garden is reputed to be where Tolkein first saw the Hobbit, and the college has... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wishing to visit the College where Inspector Morse expires,found it closed in the morning.Slipped through the door just to have a quick peek and take one photograph.No harm in that I thought,being as my taxes have subsided this seat of learning,to the benefit of many.On the way out,was confronted by a very pompous porter in his cubby hole,who enquired as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Not one of the better known colleges, but Exeter is lovely inside - small, pocket-sized and discreet. The gardens are lovely and the buildings from a mixture of periods. One of its secrets is a wall which has views overlooking Radcliffe Square - including Radcliffe Camera, All Souls, St Mary's Church and the old Bodleian - and benches where you... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This college is one of the central ones opposite Jesus College and next to Lincoln College. We visited at a time when students were taking their degrees so there were lots of students in their gowns walking around smartly dressed with their buttonholes. We were therefore unsure if it was open for visitors as the sign 'closed' was showing. However,... More

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Oxted, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Our introduction to Oxford's colleges. Beautiful buildings and our tour guide gave us so much information. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I organised a dinner here for 120 people (2nd time in 3 years) and it was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and the service very quick and organised. The dining hall is beautiful and really added to the atmosphere. From the initial enquiry through to the event itself, I received excellent customer service. Thank you.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

700 years young this year, Exeter College is next door to the Sheldonian/Bodleian complex and it's well worth a visit. A more 'intimate' atmosphere than bigger, maybe grander colleges, and plenty of beautiful places to see and interesting connections to consider - C19 chapel by George Gilbert Scott with a fine tapestry by former Exonian and Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood star, Edward... More

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Market Deeping, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The main reason I wanted to visit this particular college was for the grass courtyard which was used in the final Inspector Morse episode "The Remorseful Day" where the character has his heart attract and collapses. There is also a small chapel with a bust of former student JRR Tolkein and TH Lawrence (of Arabia) although for some reason the... More

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