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Brasenose College | College History and University Clothing

Posted by Oxford Gift Shop on 7th Apr 2021

Brasenose College | College History and University Clothing
Brasenose College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. It was founded in 1509, with the library and chapel added in the mid 17th century. This college is home to one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world, Brasenose College Boat Club. This college was founded on the site of Brasenose Hall, a medieval academic jall. It’s name is believed to derive from the name of a brass or bronze knocker that adorned the hall’s door.The 1970s saw considerable social change in B
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Blackfriars College | College History and University Clothing

Posted by Oxford Gift Shop on 7th Apr 2021

Blackfriars College | College History and University Clothing
Blackfriars is a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, it is owned and governed by outside institutions and not by its fellows. Located in central Oxford, its neighbours include St John's College, St Cross College and the Ashmolean Museum. It houses three distinct institutions: the Priory of the Holy Spirit, the religious house of the friars and Blackfriars Hall.The name Blackfriars is commonly used to denote a house of the Dominican Friars in England, a reference to the black-colo
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All Souls College | College History and University Clothing

Posted by Oxford Gift Shop on 24th Mar 2021

All Souls College | College History and University Clothing
All Souls College is a constituent college of Oxford University. It was founded by Henry VI of England and Henry Chichele in 1438 to commemorate the victims of the Hundred Years War. For over 500 years this college only admitted men, the first women were allowed to join the college as fellows in 1979. Today the college is primarily a graduate research institution.This college has no undergraduate members but each year recent graduate and postgraduate students can apply for a small number of e
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Balliol College | College History and University Clothing

Posted by Oxford Gift Shop on 24th Mar 2021

Balliol College | College History and University Clothing
Balliol College is Oxford’s oldest college, it was founded in 1263 by John I de Balliol a landowner from Barnard Castle. After Balliol’s death in 1268 his widow continued the work in setting up the college and is considered a co-founder of the college. This college can be classed as the oldest Oxford college as it was established before Merton in 1274 and University in around 1280.Balliol has evolved its own traditions and customs over the centuries. The patron saint of the college is Saint Cath
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Romantic Places To Visit In Oxford This Valentines | Oxford Travel Guide

Posted by Oxford Gift Shop on 10th Feb 2020

Romantic Places To Visit In Oxford This Valentines | Oxford Travel Guide
Known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, Oxford is home to one of the UK’s most famous university. It is also the perfect place for a romantic weekend break for two. With a town full of historic buildings, cosy pubs and well-kept parks, there is no better place to visit this valentine. Here are some of the most romantic things to do in Oxford which is perfect for Valentines.Enjoy The City From The RiverImage Credit - https://www.oxfordpunting.co.uk/Take a stroll and a picnic basket down to M
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