England Day 4 – Oxford

Oxford is most known for its medieval university and stunning architecture. We also got to know it as a very happening place with tourists all around, hundreds of bicycles chained to anything and everything, and very expensive car parking.

It is of course a very beautiful city featuring every British architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons. Oxford University, where teachings existed in 1096, is also the oldest university in the English speaking world and second oldest in the entire world  only to the University of Bologna in Italy which began teaching eight years earlier.

Most noticeable on the photos below is the university itself which we didn’t go in to visit because the line was simply too much for us and our ice cream would have totally melted… Also seen is the round Radcliffe Camera (camera meaning ‘room’) built in 1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library and a Venice-like Hertford Bridge built in 1914 to connect two sections of the Hertford College.

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