University of Oxford
The University of Oxford is located in Oxford, United Kingdom. It is one of the oldest universities in the world. The exact date of establishment remains unclear, however, there is evidence of teaching there as log back as the 11th century. The university grew remarkably from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris.
The University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford have many common features and often blended to as Oxbridge. Additionally, practical and cultural associations as a historic part of British society, the both universities have a big history of rivalry with each other. The university is a member of the Coimbra Group, the Russell Group of research-led British universities, International Alliance of Research Universities, the League of European Research Universities and a core member of the Europaeum.
The aim of the university is to remain at the forefront of centers of teaching, learning and research. There are six Permanent Private Halls and thirty-eight colleges of the University of Oxford. The heads of Oxford colleges are known by many titles, according to the college comprising provost, warden, president, principal, dean, master or rector. The Oxford colleges come together as the Conference of Colleges to discuss policy and to cope with the central University admission. The teaching members of the colleges are famously known as dons. The colleges provide social, recreational and cultural activities for their members.
The Oxford colleges provide meals, accommodation, libraries, common rooms, social facilities, sports and pastoral care for students. Theses colleges are accountable for students' tutorial teaching and welfare. The university organizes seminars and lectures with the view of providing students utmost opportunity to unfold their potentials. It equips students with the wide range of resources for learning and teaching in the form of laboratories, libraries, computing facilities, museums, etc.
The University of Oxford has approximately 20, 000 students comprising 8, 701 postgraduates and 11, 765 undergraduates. The university offers students an exceptional learning experience wherein they meet with their respective tutors on daily basis. Undergraduate students need to attend one hour-long tutorial every week and undertake a significant number of hours' preparatory work for each tutorial comprising problem-solving, essay-writing and background reading.
Oxford's collections and museums are renowned across the world. They provide an essential resource for scholars throughout the world. Approximately, a million people visit the university's museums and collections each year. The University of Oxford has a largest university library system in the UK with more than hundred libraries. The Bodleian Libraries manage most of the major university libraries and hold more than eleven million printed items and broad range of materials in various formats.
There are approximately forty percent of users of the Bodleian Libraries from outside the university. The Ashmolean Museum was established in 1683 is one of the oldest museums in the UK as well as in the world. The museum houses an extensive collection of antiquities and art ranging back over four millennia. The university has one of the Britain's oldest gardens. The garden has a diverse collection of plants in the world. The University of Oxford provides students all facilities to hone their knowledge and skills.
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Colleges of Oxford University