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“We came, we saw, we experienced Keble” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Keble College

Keble College
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PG, England
44 1865 272727
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Ranked #33 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Founded in 1868, this Oxford college is constructed in brick rather than stone, and features a chapel with beautiful Venetian wall mosaics illustrating events from the old and new testaments.
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“We came, we saw, we experienced Keble”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We came to Oxford to see the architecture of Keble College. William Butterfield designed these amazing and sometimes controversial buildings at Keble with red brick. The chapel is especially worth visiting. We tried to make it for Wednesday evening chapel service but was quite happy with the 20 minute compline service on Thursday evening at 9pm. I highly recommend it during term. The famous 'Light of the World' painting usually resides in the side chapel but is currently on tour at the Tate in London for a few months.

Visited October 2012
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“Famous Painting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The best thing about Keble is the chapel, wehich has Holman Hunt's famous painting "Light of the World". Keble is also handy for the terrific Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum which are just across the road.

Visited September 2011
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“don't book a double room”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We had booked a double room. Perhaps we should have twigged that student accommodation with double beds is implausible. What we had was a single room, with a double campbed put into it--not comfortable and not suitable for the room. To fit it in, the furniture had been moved round, so there was a problem with space and electric points. There was a desk, and a desk light, but no power point close enough to use. There was an ethernet point... but next to the bed, so the only way to use the computer was sitting on the bed with the laptop on a bookshelf. The desk lamp couldn't be used as a bedside light because the flex wasn't long enough to reach from the book shelf to the power point. There was a coffee table (why oh why) that made it impossible to get out of bed without banging your shins. At night we had to put it across the door, which I'm sure was against the fire regulations. Because the weather was bad and our clothes got wet, we made the mistake of draping a pair of trousers over the curtain rail. Unfortunately that rail can;t have been cleaned for a many years and the trousers got badly stained. When we wiped the rail with loo paper it was jet black. The curtains were torn, the bathroom window was filthy, and the shower hardly drained.
The cost of the room was plenty enough to expect something rather better than this. Okay it's student accommodation out of term but what you have here is commercial rates being charged for a very substandard product. We won't be back.

Visited July 2012
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“Holman Hunt painting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Be sure to visit the chapel to see the famous Jesus,Light of the world painting. It is beautiful and inspiring.

Visited September 2011
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“Quite difference from the other colleges.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

You must see the Holman Hunt painting of the Saviour in the chapel. Absolutely wonderful and inspiring.

Visited June 2011
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