Oxford: University of the British Elite

Oxford: University of the British Elite

Picturesque corners and academic excellence

The city of Oxford is forever linked to the university of the same name, one of the oldest in the world. The University of Oxford has rivalled Cambridge as England's premiere institution of higher learning for centuries. The harmonious architecture of the university buildings has given Oxford the name “city of dreaming spires”. Famous citizens include John Wycliffe, Pope Alexander V and Cecil Rhodes, not to mention 24 of England's 57 prime ministers. Most of the city's tourist attractions are associated with its colleges and universities. At first glance a rural, provincial place, this town like no other has shaped the Anglo-Saxon culture. West of Oxford lie the Cotswolds, an English picture book landscape of rolling hills, grassland, field margins and medieval villages.

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