Oxford University – Oxford city, England
Oxford is world renowned for its prestigious and exclusive university, but you needn’t been a scholar to appreciate this beautiful city. A city of tall “dreaming spires”, Oxford is a very popular tourist destination. Set against the Cherwell and Isis rivers, the fine architecture of its magnificent historical buildings, lovely riverside walks, lawns and meadows are some of its key attractions. The city is every bit as beautiful as you see it in postcards, books or movies.
The first scholars who founded England’s first university came from France in 1167. Given the ongoing French-English rivalry, it’s ironic that one of England’s premier institutions was founded by the French. Oxford University is made up of 39 colleges, most of these founded between the 13th and 16th centuries. The city is well laid out and it’s easy to find your own way around. Eqipped with our guide book, we set out to find the famous colleges which Tony was familiar with.