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  • Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham, and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.
  • The city is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold.
  • Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing, and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.

University of Oxford Facts

  • The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s second-oldest surviving university. While its exact founding date is unknown, there is evidence that teaching took place as far back as 1096.
  • Located in and around Oxford’s medieval city center, the university comprises 44 colleges and halls, and over 100 libraries, making it the largest library system in the UK.
  • Called the ‘city of dreaming spires’ by Victorian poet, Matthew Arnold, Oxford has the youngest population of any city in England and Wales: nearly a quarter of its residents are university students, which gives Oxford a noticeable buzz.
  • Oxford’s first international student, named Emo of Friesland, was enrolled in 1190, while the modern-day university prides itself on having an ‘international character’ with connections to almost every country in the world and 40% of its faculty drawn from overseas.

Location

University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2JD, United Kingdom

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