A few photos of 3 of the Oxford Colleges. St. John's, Balliol and Trinity.
(More to come later)
Scholars were attracted to Oxford from the 12th Century. By the 14th Century there were 3 Colleges. In the next 600 years a further 32 Colleges were added. Each one is a seperate community which together make up the University.
A few of the famous literary people that attended different Colleges.
All Souls College (1438) Christopher Wren
Balliol College (1263) Hilaire Belloc, Aldous Huxley, Neville Shute, Graham Greene
Christ Church College (1546) Lewis Carroll
Hertford College (1740) Evelyn Waugh
Magdalen College (1458) Oscar Wilde, John Betjeman, C.S. Lewis,
Merton College - J.R.R. Tolkien
Somerville (1879) Womens College. Vera Brittain, Dorothy Sayers, Iris Murdoch
St. John's (1555) Philip Larkin, Kinglsey Amis
I wish it had been a brighter day as the colours are much more stunning than those here.