University of Oxford

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The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England.wikipedia
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The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England.
The city is home to the University of Oxford, the oldest in the English-speaking world, and has buildings in every style of English architecture from late Anglo-Saxon.

University of Cambridge

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After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge.
The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople.

Colleges of the University of Oxford

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The university is made up of 39 constituent colleges, and a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions.
The University of Oxford has 39 [[colleges within universities in the United Kingdom#Traditional collegiate universities|college]]s (including Parks College, established on 7 May 2019) and six permanent private halls (PPHs) of religious foundation.

Divisions of the University of Oxford

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The university is made up of 39 constituent colleges, and a range of academic departments, which are organised into four divisions.
The various academic faculties, departments, and institutes of the University of Oxford are organised into four divisions, each with its own Head and elected board.

List of oldest universities in continuous operation

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There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation after the University of Bologna.

Oxford University Press

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It operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world and the largest academic library system nationwide.
It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press.

List of prime ministers of the United Kingdom by education

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Oxford has educated many notable alumni, including 28 prime ministers of the United Kingdom and many heads of state and government around the world.
, of the fifty-five prime ministers to date, twenty-eight were educated at the University of Oxford (including thirteen at Christ Church), and fourteen at the University of Cambridge (including six at Trinity College).

Ashmolean Museum

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It operates the world's oldest university museum, as well as the largest university press in the world and the largest academic library system nationwide.
Its first building was erected in 1678–83 to house the cabinet of curiosities that Elias Ashmole gave to the University of Oxford in 1677.

Oxbridge

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The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'.
Oxbridge is a portmanteau of Oxford and Cambridge, the two oldest universities in the United Kingdom.

List of Nobel laureates by university affiliation

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As of November 2019, 72 Nobel Prize laureates, 3 Fields Medalists, and 6 Turing Award winners have studied, worked, or held visiting fellowships at the University of Oxford, while its alumni have won 160 Olympic medals.

Tutorial system

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Undergraduate teaching at Oxford is organised around weekly tutorials at the colleges and halls, supported by classes, lectures, seminars, and laboratory work provided by university faculties and departments; some postgraduate teaching includes tutorials organised by faculties and departments.
It was established by and is still practised by the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Balliol College, Oxford

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Among the earliest such founders were William of Durham, who in 1249 endowed University College, and John Balliol, father of a future King of Scots; Balliol College bears his name.
Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

University College, Oxford

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Among the earliest such founders were William of Durham, who in 1249 endowed University College, and John Balliol, father of a future King of Scots; Balliol College bears his name.
University College (in full The College of the Great Hall of the University of Oxford, colloquially referred to as "Univ" ) is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in England.

Merton College, Oxford

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Another founder, Walter de Merton, a Lord Chancellor of England and afterwards Bishop of Rochester, devised a series of regulations for college life; Merton College thereby became the model for such establishments at Oxford, as well as at the University of Cambridge.
Merton College (in full: The House or College of Scholars of Merton in the University of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

Ancient university

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The two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'.

College and university rankings

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The university is quoted as among the best higher learning institutions by most international and major national league tables.
The top six universities in the ranking for 2014—Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Oxford, UC Berkeley—were found to be "head and shoulders above the rest", and were touted as a group of globally recognised "super brands."

John Wilkins

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This group held regular meetings at Wadham under the guidance of the College's Warden, John Wilkins, and the group formed the nucleus that went on to found the Royal Society.
Wilkins is one of the few persons to have headed a college at both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

Benjamin Jowett

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The influence of the reformed model of German universities reached Oxford via key scholars such as Edward Bouverie Pusey, Benjamin Jowett and Max Müller.
Benjamin Jowett (, modern variant ; 15 April 1817 – 1 October 1893) was renowned as an influential tutor and administrative reformer in the University of Oxford, a theologian and translator of Plato and Thucydides.

John Henry Newman

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The mid-19th century saw the impact of the Oxford Movement (1833–1845), led among others by the future Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Originally an evangelical Oxford University academic and priest in the Church of England, Newman became drawn to the high-church tradition of Anglicanism.

Literae humaniores

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The system of separate honour schools for different subjects began in 1802, with Mathematics and Literae Humaniores.
Literae humaniores, nicknamed greats, is an undergraduate course focused on classics (Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Latin, ancient Greek, and philosophy) at the University of Oxford and some other universities.

Edward Bouverie Pusey

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The influence of the reformed model of German universities reached Oxford via key scholars such as Edward Bouverie Pusey, Benjamin Jowett and Max Müller.
Edward Bouverie Pusey (22 August 1800 – 16 September 1882) was an English churchman, for more than fifty years Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford.

Oxford Movement

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The mid-19th century saw the impact of the Oxford Movement (1833–1845), led among others by the future Cardinal John Henry Newman.
The movement, whose original devotees were mostly associated with the University of Oxford, argued for the reinstatement of some older Christian traditions of faith and their inclusion into Anglican liturgy and theology.

Somerville College, Oxford

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The two parties eventually split, and Talbot's group founded Lady Margaret Hall in 1878, while T. H. Green founded the non-denominational Somerville College in 1879.
Somerville College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

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The two parties eventually split, and Talbot's group founded Lady Margaret Hall in 1878, while T. H. Green founded the non-denominational Somerville College in 1879.
Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England, located on the banks of the River Cherwell at Norham Gardens in north Oxford and adjacent to the University Parks.

Jesus College, Oxford

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In 1974, Brasenose, Jesus, Wadham, Hertford and St Catherine's became the first previously all-male colleges to admit women.
Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.