The Oxford Guide

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Oxford

Author: Geoffrey Tyack
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198174233
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A guide to Oxford architecture from the eleventh century to the present which focuses on buildings that exist today, and places them in their historical context. It is written for non-specialists as well as experts, visitors as well as residents. Arranged chronologically and copiously illustrated throughout, it is the only book of its kind.

The Illustrated History Of Oxford University

Author: John M. Prest
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198201588
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This richly illustrated book traces the story of Oxford University from its origins in the Middle Ages to the present day. Written by a team of scholars, all authorities in their fields, it spans 800 years of learning and incident to give a uniquely authoritative history of the University for the general reader. Since the Middle Ages, Oxford University's part in learning has always been significant and colourful. Many future leaders of the nation have been educated there. The architecture of the University and colleges has become one of the glories of Europe, and its libraries and museums house a number of major collections. But most importantly, a university must be judged by its attachment to scholarship - a theme which runs throughout this book. Students have been drawn to Oxford from all over the world, and today the University is internationally recognized for its contribution to research, both in the sciences and in the liberal arts. Authoritative, scholarly, and informative, this book captures the richness and diversity of Oxford University, and its contribution to the nation and to the world. In addition to over 200 illustrations, including 24 full-colour plates, specifically chosen to complement the wide-ranging text, there are also 5 maps, a chronology, annotated guides to further reading, and a full index.

A New Pocket Companion For Oxford

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The Colleges Of Oxford

Author: Miles Jebb
Publisher: Constable
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Miles Jebb's guide to the colleges of Oxford encompasses both the history of each college - who founded it, how it was funded, how it survived the dangerous years of the Civil War, who were & are its most famous sons - & a description of its architecture.

Magdalen College Oxford

Author: Christine Ferdinand
Publisher: Scala Arts Publishers Incorporated
ISBN: 9781785510267
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Magdalen College is one of the most beautiful of the Oxford colleges. Founded in 1458, it was built in the extensive grounds of the suppressed Hospital of St John the Baptist (an institution dating from at least 1180), outside the east gate of the medieval city walls. Over the centuries the College has built and rebuilt itself, developing an impressive physical presence, from the Old Kitchen - a remnant of the Hospital - to its late medieval Cloister, Chapel and Hall, the Great Tower, the beautiful eighteenth-century New Building, St Swithun's Quad, up to the new Library in Longwall Quad, finished in 2016. It is unique in possessing a College Deer Park, and its Muniment Room is a very rare example of a late fifteenth-century space still furnished with its original oak furniture and fittings. Magdalen has a rich and complicated academic, architectural and personal history, which is presented here, along with notes on what visitors can see today.

Oxford Colleges

Author: Annie Bullen
Publisher: Pitkin
ISBN: 9781841652214
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Oxford offers 800 years of history: its 39 colleges are inextricably linked with the daily life of a busy city with beautiful buildings, cobbled lanes, and turrets and spires. With a map to guide visitors, this guide explores each college, detailing the historical and architectural magnificence, and tales of famous men and women who founded them. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage and travel.

Alden S Oxford Guide

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The New Oxford Guide

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The New Oxford Guide Or Companion Through The University To Which Is Added A Tour To Blenheim Ditchley And Stow By A Gentleman Of Oxford

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