2. The University consists of 38 colleges and 6 dormitories — private schools belonging to religious orders without the status ofCollege. Exams, most of the
lectures and laboratory classes organised centrally and colleges conduct
individual sessions with students and seminars.
Now in Oxford studying more than 20 thousand students, about a quarter of
them — foreign. Their number increases dramatically in the summer when the
summer language schools. The rector of Oxford sir Chris Patten. Women in
Oxford began to accept only in the 1920s, but already in the 70s was
abolished and African studies.
The teaching staff of Oxford is huge — almost 4 thousand people, including 70
members of the Royal society, over 100 — members of the British Academy .
Oxford uses a unique learning system the tutor — each student establishes a
personal care specialist in the chosen specialty.
The main areas of training students — humanitarian, mathematical, physical,
social Sciences, medicine, life Sciences and the environment.
3. Oxford — not only the University but also the largest research center in Oxford more than a hundred libraries (the largestUniversity library in England)
and museums, its publisher.
Students have the opportunity to a large amount of their time to devote to
leisure — is home to more than 300 interest groups. Traditionally the focus in
Oxford is given to sport as a useful and prestigious type of recreation.
From the walls of Oxford was a whole galaxy of brilliant men of science,
literature, art — it taught Christopher Wren, John Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, was
studying Roger bacon and Margaret Thatcher. 25 British Prime Ministers
graduated from Oxford
4. Oxford University — University located in Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. The oldest English speaking University in the world, as wellas
the first University in the UK. Although the exact date of
Foundation of the University is unknown, there is evidence that
training had taken place there in 1096. Included in the group of
"ancient universities" great Britain and Ireland, and also in the
elite group of "Russell" the best 24 universities in the UK. The
training is paid.
5. Interesting facts. The Oxford electric bell In the University of Oxford, Clarendon laboratory, an electric bell, which isringing continuously since 1840. It uses electrostatic forces of attraction,
therefore, to support the work spends a very small amount of energy. Dry
batteries for the bell was installed at its creation, and hermetically filled in
with the melted sulfur, so no one knows exactly how they work. Working more
than 170 years is one of the longest continuous experiments in the history.
Oxford University was influenced by the culture. World famous suit student,
one of the attributes which the Oxford "bags".