The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation. It grew rapidly from 1167 when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. After disputes between students and Oxford townsfolk in 1209, some academics fled north-east to Cambridge where they established what became the University of Cambridge. The two English ancient universities share many common features and are jointly referred to as Oxbridge. The university is made up of thirty-nine semi-autonomous constituent colleges, six permanent private halls, and a range of academic departments which are organised into four divisions. All the colleges are self-governing institutions within the university, each controlling its own membership and with its own internal structure and activities.
|The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford
|Latin: Dominus illuminatio mea
|The Lord is my light
|Public research university Ancient university
|£6.1 billion (including colleges) (2019)
|£2.145 billion (2019–20)
|The Lord Patten of Barnes
|The Sporting Blue
|IARU, Russell Group, Europaeum, EUA, Golden Triangle, G5, LERU, SES, Universities UK
English university known as the oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university dates back to the 11th century.
The school holds the world's oldest university museum. The school's motto is the latin phrase Dominus Illuminatio Mea, which means "the Lord is my light."
University of Oxford Category.. Gaudy celebrations.. May Morning celebration.. Oxford"-er" - The Oxford"-er", or often"-ers", is a colloquial and sometimes facetious suffix prevalent at Oxford University from about 1875, which is thought to have been borrowed from the slang of Rugby School.. Oxford bags - Oxford bags were a loose-fitting baggy form of trousers favoured by members of the University of Oxford, especially undergraduates, in England during the early 20th century from the mid-1920s to around the 1950s.. Oxford comma - In English-language punctuation, a serial comma, or series comma, is a comma placed immediately after the penultimate term in a series of three or more terms. For example, a list of three countries might be punctuated either as"France, Italy and Spain" or"France, Italy, and Spain".. Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).. Educational institutions established in the 11th century.. Russell Group.. Organisations based in Oxford with royal patronage.. Exempt charities.. 11th-century establishments in England.. Oxbridge.