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Transcript of Oxford University
The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English speaking world and one of the most famous and prestigious higher education institutions of the world
A Brief history of University
There is no clear date of foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167.
In 1530, Henry VIII forced the University to accept his divorce from Catherine of Aragon
The University assumed a leading role in the Victorian era, especially in religious controversy. From 1833 onwards The Oxford Movement sought to revitalise the Catholic aspects of the Anglican Church.
From 1878, academic halls were established for women
Undergraduate admissions and access
Oxford is very competitive: over 17,200 people applied for around 3,500 undergraduate places for entry in 2012.
Oxford spends over £3 million each year on outreach activities, in addition to the more than £8 million it spends on bursaries.
The University conducts more than 24,000 interviews for over 11,000 applicants over the two-week interview period in December.
One of the most impressive libraries in the world
Life in Oxford
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During the 20th and early 21st centuries, Oxford added to its humanistic core a major new research capacity in the natural and applied sciences, including medicine.
There are over 22,000 students at Oxford, including 11,832 undergraduates and 9,857 postgraduates.
One of the BEST UNIVERSITIES IN THE
Oxford at a glance
In the 2011 National Student Survey, 97% of Oxford students found their courses intellectually stimulating, compared to 89% in other Russell Group universities and 84% of all English university students.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Museum of Natural History