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Examination Schools, Oxford: Address, Phone Number, Examination Schools Reviews: 4/5

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The examination schools (1876-82) located on High Street are representative of fine Jacobean architecture, and were used as a military hospital during the two world wars.
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,978 contributions
Excellent buildings!
Oct 2021 • Couples
Architecturally very interesting and sitting on the Main Street in Oxford. Really grand structure and presented in wonderful condition.
Written October 17, 2021
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Impressive exterior
Aug 2019 • Solo
Found myself outside this building as I got off the Park & Ride bus and was disappointed that it was closed to the public. But the 19th century exterior is impressive and in keeping with much of the far older architecture in Oxford. The entrance arch and carvings are particularly nice, with the balconies above the two columns on either side. The three tiered cupola on the roof is a real feature too. Look forward to seeing the interior when I can.
Written August 7, 2019
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TravellerOxford
Oxfordshire, UK625 contributions
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Festival
Nov 2018 • Friends
The Examination Rooms in Oxford was unlucky to host this truly awful, poorly prepared event. The word ‘festival’ to us, implied multiple stalls and a fun atmosphere: it reality it was thus:
- 1 chocolate tasting stall (dark chocolate only)
- 1 stall selling fancy chocolates, no tasting and we didn’t dare ask the price
- 1 long cheese stand, poorly manned and you had to ‘buy’ a cheese plastic plate with tokens
- 3 staff serving all wines
- fizz table where all fizzes bar 2 used multiple tokens (you had 5 tokens given on entrance with the other 5 crossed out - quite insulting we thought)

And the queues! Oh my... my friend disappeared for over 40mins to receive 2 mouthfuls of white wine! We queued for 25 minutes for some fizz we didn’t want (as they all cost over 2 tokens - no mention in the book) and forget trying to taste any cheese as the queues were out the door! We left. Don’t go.

The Examination Halls themselves were an ok building.
Written November 25, 2018
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Shahar T
Netanya, HaMerkaz, Israel180 contributions
Nice place if you're around
Apr 2018
If you walk by this building, you should definitely pop in for a visit. Nice artwork, interesting design.
Written April 12, 2018
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Leannie
Reading, UK1,065 contributions
Beautiful wedding reception
Mar 2018 • Friends
Came here for a friend's wedding reception and what a lovely venue. I didn't even months place existed which was poor on my part having being born and lived in Oxford for 20 years.
The rooms are so impressive, large and ornate, the room the wedding reception was in did not feel crammed at a, so much space, great for a large dancefloor and a separate food and drink area. The bar was very reasonably priced and the staff very friendly and attentive.
Written March 4, 2018
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Mary s
Oxford, UK129 contributions
Where Oxford University students take their exams
Sep 2016 • Solo
This beautiful old building at 75-81 High Street is not usually open to the public, but look out for it during 'Open Doors' week at the beginning of September each year and occasional exhibitions. The 'Freshers Fair' is where new students meet each other and learn the social events being held at the University, and the examinations, where the students where their black gowns and, if not stopped by the police, swig bottles of champagne in the street, are held here. The large, light and airy rooms display large portraits of former Rectors including Sir Gilbert Doleen, Bt. 1658-1722. The high ceilings are decorated in carved wood panels.
Written March 6, 2017
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leuveen
United Kingdom941 contributions
Rather disappointing
Sep 2016 • Solo
I was quite sure it will be an amazing visit, that I will be able to see great interiors and interesting architecture. But there is nothing like that, only the woodwork is worth mentioning.
Written September 11, 2016
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argylegreen
Manchester, UK46 contributions
lovely venue for a wedding.
Jul 2012 • Family
We had a wedding here on the 14th of July. I think some of the oxford uni students found it a bit hard going but having gone to university in scotland..i loved it. Gorgeous court yard for photos and lots of room inside for a great ceilidh! Beautiful building.
Written July 16, 2012
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JeremyMole
Oxford, UK16 contributions
Hard graft
Jun 2011
Spent some hard hours here . What was the fun in that . Building is of no great merit ( compared to the rest)
Written May 1, 2012
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NandPDidcot
Didcot25 contributions
Amazing building
probably most of the people who come in here from Oxford University are dreading it. If you are just visiting and are allowed to look round, definitely do so as part of a tour. you wouldn't spend much time here.
Written January 17, 2012
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