The City of Oxford and its University

Filed in Gather Travel Essential by on September 15, 2011 0 Comments
There are few cities more beautiful and architecturally relevant than Oxford.  It is a relatively small university-town of a population of about 165,000 located in Oxfordshire, in SE England.   During our UK trip last July we spent two days at Oxford and we definitely want to go back!
Every single architectural period in England since the Saxon invasion of England is represented in Oxford.  It also houses the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English speaking world, having been mentioned for the first time in 12th century records.    The earliest colleges are from the 1200s, when Europeans were starting to translate ancient Greek manuscripts into English.
The history of Oxford is incredibly rich, and its architecture alone could take several years of study and contemplation in situ.
I have uploaded a large number of pictures to Flickr so that I could share the magnificent architecture of Oxford without limitations or slowing down the blog.  Just follow this link and enjoy!
MariaS

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