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Ten Facts About Christ Church (College), Oxford

1  Christ Church is the largest, and one of the most famous, Oxford colleges. However, it is not correct to call it 'Christ Church College' – it should be called 'Christ Church' only, or informally, ‘The House’.

2  It is the only college in the world which is also a cathedral. It is the smallest cathedral in England and contains the Shrine of St Frideswide. This shrine was built in 1289, and it houses the relics of the 8th century nun, Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford.

Mistakes not to make when you visit Oxford

1  Don’t ask where ‘the university’ is. Oxford University doesn’t have a single campus – it’s spread all over the city and consists of 38 separate independent colleges and hundreds of faculty and department buildings. This is one of the things that makes Oxford – and Cambridge – so special.

 

The Rhodes Scholarships

The Rhodes Scholarships are prestigious postgraduate awards given to exceptional students from around the globe. The scholars get to come and study at the University of Oxford. Rhodes Scholars may study any postgradute degree offered by the University.

Established in the will of Cecil John Rhodes an English born South African businessman. The first scholars came to Oxford in 1903 making The Rhodes scholarship the oldest international scholarship program in the world and one of the most prestigious. 

Oxfordshire has it all

VisitEngland and Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, are encouraging Britons to stay on home soil for their holidays this year. What better place to go than Oxfordshire? Oxford city is the perfect balance of the ancient and the modern and the county itself is stunningly beautiful.

Oxfordshire is full of historic significance starting with the city itself with the world renowned Oxford University.