You may have heard of the university of Oxford, England. It is the oldest university in the United Kingdom and one of the oldest operating in the entire world, with evidence of teaching dating back as early as 1096. The university now is one of the most highly respected in the world and is famous for exceptional research, study and learning opportunities.
With Discovery Tours, you will stay overnight in this charming city where you can stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy the student atmosphere that is alive and well here. You will soon see how incredibly beautiful the setting of the university is and why it has been used as a filming location for movies such as Harry Potter, Transformers and many more! It is said that some of the most impressive architecture in all of Europe is located here including the Bodleian Library and Botanic Gardens.
Oxford has an incredibly high reputation for good reason. Some of its many notable alumni include 20+ prime ministers of the UK, Nobel Prize winners, Olympic medalists and many heads of state from around the world. Some alumni names you may recognize include Margaret Thatcher, Bill Clinton, Stephen Hawking, Oscar Wilde and J.R.R. Tolkien.
The college started its rise in popularity when in 1167, King Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. From there, after disputes with the town’s citizens, many of the students fled north to Cambridge where a new university called the University of Cambridge was started. These two together create “Oxbridge” and are frequently joined together. Now the university is made up of 39 constituent colleges and includes a total enrollment of about 25,000 students. Some of the constituent colleges include Christ Church, Somerville College, University College and Magdalen College. The acceptance rate is just under 18% and it is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in the entire world.
Experience the university where so many geniuses and incredible people were schooled, and admire the ambience and grandeur Oxford offers with Discovery Small Groups!