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“Oxford University- the colleges are great to see” 5 of 5 bubbles
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University of Oxford
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Owner description: Starting as early as 1096 with some form of teaching, Oxford is the oldest English-speaking university in the world.
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“Oxford University- the colleges are great to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The university is comprised of more than 30 colleges. Each of the colleges are architecturally unique but a blended by using the same stonework. All of the colleges are viewable as one walks about the city of Oxford. One may enter the colleges for a nominal fee. Oxford is not a compact university as the colleges are somewhat scattered about the city.

Visited May 2014
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“Very traditional university”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

The Oxford University is all around the town. There is no clear campus. The colleges can be very different and some of them are definitely worth a visit

Visited July 2013
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“Oxford”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

There are several campuses that make up Oxford University so it's somewhat difficult to put it down in one review. Overall they are quite beautiful and steeped in history. It was enjoyable to wander around and ponder the many great minds who have studied there.

Visited October 2013
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“Oxford University”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Do not be fooled into thinking that Oxford University is one campus - it is not! It is made up of numerous individual colleges each one warranting a separate review. The colleges are mainly clustered around the High Street and Broad Street areas and generally within easy walking distance of one another. Perosnally the best know are probably Christchurch and Magdalne though each and every one has its own claim to tradition and history

Visited May 2014
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“Great College, but skip Christ Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

Oxford is made up of a number of colleges, and many tourists flock to Christ Church because of the Harry Potter movies and historic prominence. However, CC is significantly more expensive than any of the other colleges to tour and not that much more impressive many of the other old colleges. Visit another college (Magdalen was my favorite, followed by Balliol/Keble) and save your money, then walk through Christ Church meadow for free. The other bonus is that while Christ Church will be swarming with tour groups of Asian and European children, the other colleges are almost entirely vacant.

Visited June 2013
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