University of Oxford



Motto - Dominus Illuminatio Mea (The Lord is my Light ). Established - Unknown, teaching existed since 1096. 1096. It is a public university. Chancellor - The Rt. Hon. Lord Patten of Barnes. Students - 20,330. 20,330. Lokated in Oxford, United Kingdom

on the basis of geographical origins. Teaching at Oxford existed in some form in 1096. The head of the University was named a chancellor chancellor from 1201. representing ´nationsµ. The students associated together. Irish . the North (including the Scots) and the South Scots (including the Irish and the Welsh).History    The University of Oxford does not have a clear date of foundation. and the masters were recognised as a universitas or corporation in 1231. into two ´nationsµ.

where they established what became the University of Cambridge. and maintained houses for students. The two "ancient universities" have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge. . gained influence. private benefactors established colleges to serve as self-contained scholarly selfcommunities. Members of many religious orders settled in Oxford in the mid-13th midcentury.   In 1209 some academics fled northnorth-east to Cambridge. At about the same time. Oxbridge.

Administrative reforms during the 19th century included the replacement of oral examinations with written entrance tests. however. More than forty Nobel laureates and more than fifty world leaders have been affiliated with the University of Oxford. The list of distinguished scholars at the University of Oxford is long and includes many who have made major contributions to British politics.   The university was a centre of the Royalist Party during the English Civil War (1642²1649). medicine. . From the midmid-18th century onward. the University of Oxford took little part in political conflicts. and the establishment of four women's colleges. while the town (1642² favoured the opposing Parliamentarian cause. greater tolerance for religious dissent. and literature. the sciences.

along with a central administration headed by the ViceViceChancellor. Oxford's structure can be confusing to those unfamiliar with it. .Organisation  As a collegiate university. The university is a federation: it comprises over forty selfself-governing colleges and halls.

. and Personnel and Equal Opportunities. The Chancellor is elected by the members of Convocation. Development and External Affairs. currently Andrew Hamilton. is Vicethe "de facto" head of the University. who are elected annually on a rotating basis from two of the colleges. The Vice-Chancellor. and holds office until death. though as with most Lord British universities. Five Pro-VicePro-ViceChancellors have specific responsibilities for Education. the Chancellor is a titular figure. Two university proctors. a body comprising all graduates of the university. rather than someone involved with the day-to-day day-torunning of the university. Planning and Resources.Central governance    The university's formal head is the Chancellor (currently Lord Patten of Barnes). Research. are the internal ombudsmen who make sure that the university and its members adhere to its statutes.

College. College. Corpus Christi Hall. All Souls College. Exeter College. Mansfield College. College. Wadham College. College. Church. St Stephen's House. College. Wycliffe College. College. Halls. College. College. Hall.Colleges   There are 38 colleges of the University of Oxford and 6 Permanent Private Halls. St Hilda's College. . Anne's College. The Queen's College. College. St Benet's Hall. College. St Antony's College. Somerville College. St John's College. Keble College. St Cross College. College. College. College. Oriel College. College. College. House. Magdalen College. College. College. Hall. Lincoln College. St Peter's College. Regent's Park College. Hall. Campion Hall. St Hugh's College. College. College. Trinity College. College. Brasenose College. Wolfson College. Blackfriars. Christ Church. St College. Lady Margaret College. College. College. College. Worcester College. Linacre College. Merton College. St Edmund Hall. College. Hertford College. College. St College. Hall. College. Green Templeton College. Balliol College. College. Blackfriars. College. Jesus College. New College. Kellogg College. College. Hall. College. Pembroke College. Harris Manchester College. University College. Hall. College. College. College. Catherine's College. Nuffield College.

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Teaching and degrees     Undergraduate teaching is centered on the tutorial. . though there is more focus upon individual research. and life sciences. Graduate students undertaking taught degrees are usually instructed through classes and seminars. year. some mathematical. physical. is held at the end of the undergraduate course. are usually held at the end of the first year. physical. usually an essay (humanities. and life sciences) or problem sheet (most mathematical. The first set of examinations. the Final Honour School ("Finals"). called either Honour Moderations ("Mods" and "Honour Mods") or Preliminary Examinations ("Prelims"). The second set of examinations. where 1²4 1² students spend an hour with an academic discussing their week·s work. and some social sciences). most social sciences. The passing of two sets of examinations is a prerequisite for a first degree.

. Michaelmas Term lasts from October to December. Hilary Term from January to March. determined by Regulations. Regulations.Academic year     The academic year is divided into three terms. Trinity Term from April to June.

[35] universities.[35] Undergraduates are also expected to prepare heavily in the three holidays (known as the Christmas. Within these terms. year eight-week periods called Full Terms. Council determines for each Terms. eightduring which undergraduate teaching takes place. . These terms are shorter than those of many other British universities. Easter and Long Vacations).

cap. times.Traditions    Academic dress (a gown. Until the 1960s students wore it at all times. In 2006. . examinations. and white bow tie (for men) or black ribbon (for women). women). a referendum held amongst the Oxford student body showed 81% against making the wearing of subfusc voluntary in examinations.

but gowns are commonly worn to: Formal Hall (formal dinner. which occurs as frequently as every night in some colleges and as rarely as once a term in others. or not at all) Chapel College collections (tests that take place at the start of term) Head of house's collections (end of term academic progress reports) College matriculation .When academic dress is worn      Regulations regarding gowns differ from college to college.

hood (for graduates). gowns are worn with cap. and subfusc to:  University examinations  University matriculation  Graduation ceremonies  The annual Encaenia (Commemoration) ceremony. .In addition.

Library.Libraries     Oxford has more than 100 libraries nearly 40 of which make up the Bodleian library system. founded by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598 and opened in 1602. it is the second-largest secondlibrary in the UK. Oxford's central research library is the Bodleian. There are a number of other specialised libraries in Oxford. . after the British Library. such as the Sackler Library which holds classical collections. With over 11 million volumes housed on 120 miles (190 km) of shelving.

The Museum of Natural History holds the University·s anatomical and natural history specimens. . is the oldest museum in the UK. and the oldest university museum in the world.Museums   The Ashmolean Museum. founded in 1683.

 . The Museum of the History of Science is housed on Broad St in the world·s oldest-surviving oldestpurposepurpose-built museum building. building. founded in 1884.000 items. which displays the University·s archaeological and anthropological collections. currently holding over 500. The Pitt Rivers Museum.

   In the Faculty of Music on St Aldate's is the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments. and the third-oldest scientific garden thirdin the world. Christ Church Picture Gallery holds a collection of over 200 old master paintings. . from the medieval period onwards. a collection mostly comprising of instruments from Western classical music. The Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in the UK.

Reputation    In the subject tables of the Times Good University Guide 2008. . world. In the 2010 QS World University Rankings Oxford University dropped a place to sixth in the world. Oxford was ranked 10th in the world and second in Europe. Oxford is ranked as the top university in the UK with Cambridge as the second. In the 2010 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Kate Beckinsale. R. . Bridges. Grant. Donne. Oscar Wilde. Waugh. The long list of writers associated with Oxford includes Theodor Geisel. Contemporary scientists (Stephen Hawking) Hawking) Composers Sir Hubert Parry. George Butterworth. Evelyn Waugh. A. and Andrew Lloyd-Webber. Moore. Bridges. Robert Graves. Tolkien.Oxonians      Twenty-six British prime ministers have attended Oxford. Robert Tolkien. John Donne. Geisel. Wilde. J. William Walton. least thirty other international leaders have been educated at Oxford. Greene. Housman. John Taverner. Actors Hugh Grant. Housman. Dudley Moore. At TwentyOxford. Lloyd-Webber. Graham Greene. E. R.

. not associated with the Universit. including various independent "colleges". Universit. There are other higher and further education institutions in Oxford.  Oxford University is the setting for numerous works of fiction. fiction.

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