Wednesday March 13th 2018
Founded in the same year Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade, Oxford University is the second oldest university in the world. Oxford boasts some of the greatest scholarship and most beautiful collegiate architecture in the world. Its Bodlein Library is one of the oldest libraries in the world and the second largest in Britain after the British Library. Oxford is a beautiful city of stunning architecture, history and culture. You'll find ancient and modern colleges, fascinating museums and galleries, and plenty of parks, gardens and green spaces in which to relax. Plus, the city centre is small enough to cover on foot, and only a few minutes walk from the main rail and coach stations. Oxford is not a campus university, so it is not all located on one site.
Students will have the opportunity to wander the grounds of some of the oldest colleges in the world, such as Magdalen, Christ Church and Balliol. In addition to the university, Oxford is also the home of the Inklings, the extremely influential writer’s group made up of, among others, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. This group met at the Eagle and Child Pub where they discussed the prototype versions of works such as The Lord of the Rings, and Out of the Silent Planet. Students will be inspired and relaxed through their encounter with the “city of dreaming spires”.
One of the oldest universities in the world, Oxford University is still one of the greatest places of higher education in the English-speaking world. Students from hundreds of countries come to its historic colleges to learn, discuss, debate, and prepare for their futures. Students who go on this trip will have the chance to visit a college or two, tour the ancient town of Oxford, and see the sights associated with the Inklings, the famous group of 20th century writers which included C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams.