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University of Oxford: University in Oxford, United Kingdom
The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. 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. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. 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 two 'ancient universities' are frequently jointly called 'Oxbridge'. The history and influence of the University of Oxford has made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.


Rebecca Henderson: Posthumous degree for rucksack heart woman

rebecca henderson: posthumous degree for rucksack heart woman
Oxford University student Rebecca Henderson died in February from transplant complications.
BBC News - Published

Oxford Uni promises 25% of places to poor

oxford uni promises 25% of places to poor
University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.
BBC News - Published

Videos for University of Oxford

"Tolkien" looks at early years of "Lord of the Rings" writer

After entertaining fans with his fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs since "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" stories were published, J.R.R. Tolkien himself is the subject of a new film...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:01Published

Red Or Processed Meat Can Increase Bowel Cancer Risk [Video]Red Or Processed Meat Can Increase Bowel Cancer Risk

According to Reuters, a moderate consumption of red or processed meat increases the risk of bowel cancer. A new study from the University of Oxford's cancer epidemiology unit found a link between..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:48Published

Oxford v Cambridge: The Boat Race previewed [Video]Oxford v Cambridge: The Boat Race previewed

A look ahead to the annual Boat Race as Oxford take on Cambridge in the battle on The Thames.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

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