The ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ needs no introduction in terms of academia; quite simply Oxford boasts one of the oldest, highly accomplished and probably the most famous universities anywhere in the world.
Just walking the halls - let alone studying in them - gives a sense of wonder and privilege to occupy the same learning space as so many scholars, politicians and pioneers of knowledge before you. The University of Oxford is a collegiate university, meaning each new student joins one of the many colleges that act as the centre of learning, entertainment and accommodation for most students.
The achievements of the uni and its former students are too many to mention, but rest assured there are seriously impressive footsteps to follow in every department and being taught by the person that wrote the text book is a novel experience to say the least.
Somewhat overshadowed by its preppy neighbour, Oxford Brookes is the second university calling Oxford home and has a very respectable reputation as one of the UK's top modern universities Students take pride in having the better nightlife (with Oxford students regularly trying to crash Oxford Brookes events)
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- The University of Oxford
- Oxford Brookes University
Student Accomodation in Oxford
As you walk around the Colleges, be sure to look up once in a while. All over Oxford's buildings are gargoyles
Unsurprisingly in a city like Oxford, it has the oldest museum in the world - the Ashmolean Museum
The University of Oxford once had rules that forbade students from bringing bows and arrows to class. In fact that probably still applies now...