Brasenose College

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Radcliffe Square, Oxford, United Kingdom - 01865 277830

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king_golo king_golo
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A beautiful college in the middle of Oxford Jan 26, 2017
Brasenose College is one of Oxford's most central colleges, located directly at Radcliffe Square. Founded in 1509, it celebrated its 500th birthday a few years ago. For this reason, David Cameron, then British opposition leader, later Prime Minister, gave a talk to students and members of the college - being a former student himself!

Cameron graduated in 1985. Other famous alumni are William Golding, the author of "Lord of the Flies" (a portrait of him is found in the hall), Michael Palin, member of "Monty Python", and Elias Ashmole, founder of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Brasenose might be the college with the weirdest name in Oxford. It derives from a door-knocker which is shaped like a nose and made from brass. If you are able to get a college tour, you will see it hanging over high table in the hall. The nose has since become the inofficial symbol of Brasenose - you can even get tobacco pipes with a nose on them!

Nowadays, Brasenose is a wonderful place to study and work. Its quiet, well-kept quads are a nice place to sit down and relax from work while its huge sundial will nevertheless tell you the time, so that you know when to get back to work...
Brasenose College
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odiseya says:
Excellent! I wish to visit one day!
Posted on: Jan 22, 2017
king_golo says:
The website didn't work when I tried to write the tip - I didn't even know it was uploaded.Photos couldn't be uploaded either...
Posted on: Jan 18, 2017
Fabulous tip, but why no photos?
Posted on: Jan 14, 2017
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