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Founded in 1282 by Elias de Hertford, this Oxford College has educated many leading figures in British life over the centuries including John Donne, the 17th-century poet, Thomas Hobbs, political philosopher, and Jonathan Swift, famous satirist.
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

The entire college once collapsed - no one was injured, since the sole occupant was an insane Fellow, who thought he was made of cheese. Now actually a rather pretty college, with the much admired Bridge of Thighs across Turl Street. Evelyn Waugh studied here,...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank 34Doris
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Hertford college was founded in 1282 by Elias de Hertford and is located on Castle Street in Oxford city centre. The college is of a small size and is noted for its bridge.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Many people think you would find a specific building going to Oxford. Well, this is a part of the university.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

'As the Hart Panteth After the Water Brooks' is a translation of the bizarre motto for Hertford College Oxford. This text otherwise features in a motet by Herbert Howells. The history of this college is distinctly odd too, being the only one to have been...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank futtock21
Reviewed June 7, 2017

t's bridge is what it's famous for. But since you're already there, why not drop by inside to have a look? It is a small college, but it is nice and can be entered for free. You cannot walk to the bridge though.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Danupon
Reviewed November 4, 2015

With its main gate on Catte Street across from the Bodleian, Hertford's buildings were originally built for Magdalen Hall. Hertfordwas formally incorporated in 1874. The two wings on the front were joined by a hall over the gate by the architect Sir Thomas Jackson, who...More

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed September 4, 2015

When you pass-by the famous " Bridge of Sighs " that connects the old and new quads of Hertford College, just dont simply walked-in.... stop... take a click ....smile.... it reminds one of its resemblance in the city of Venice !

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Rainbowtravelgirl
Reviewed October 9, 2014

Hertford College is definitely underpublicized as a tourist attraction. We saw the Bridge of Sighs, but were not really primed to see and enjoy anything else. Perhaps it was a mistake to just hurry on over to the Bodleian Library after barely a glance at...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Citallwic
Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was a really nice college. The building, the Quad and even the students are friendly and polite. The Bridge of Sighs is really a landmark and since it is very close to Bodleian Library, it was convenient. The evensong at New College though is...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank donyarosa
Reviewed July 3, 2013

When we visited Oxford it was the day for prospective students to visit the colleges and most of them were closed to tourists. We only had one day there and were allowed to visit Hertford college which was a great experience. Such nice people and...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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