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Alloggi bed and breakfast agli atenei dell’università d’Oxford

Non solo per studenti, chiunque può prenotare!

Alloggiare in un ateneo storico dell’università d’Oxford è un’occasione unica. Con queste stanze bed and breakfast (B&B) ben situate a partire da £40, si tratta di un’alternativa conveniente ad alloggiare in un albergo o in un ostello, e con l’aiuto delle sue prenotazioni, Lei participerà allo stesso tempo al mantenimento di questi edifici famosi.

Potete seguire i passi di Ghandi, Bill Clinton, Hugh Grant, o i 25 Primi Ministri britannici, che si sono tutti laureati agli atenei d’Oxford.  Si mangia nella Gran Sala, si può far una passeggiata per i giardino ed i cortili degli atenei o andare in zaterra sul fiume, seguito da qualcosa da bere nel bar del ateneo.

Oxford informazioni visitatori

Oxford is a beautiful yet vibrant city on the Thames. Its famous university has given the city much of its exceptional architecture and its rich cultural heritage: over 900 buildings are listed as having historic or architectural merit, all located within a square mile. A view along the High Street has been described as one of the most celebrated views in Europe.

Oxford has had a role in educating four British, and at least eight foreign kings, 47 Nobel prize-winners, three Fields medallists, 25 British Prime Ministers, 28 foreign presidents and prime ministers, seven saints, 86 archbishops, 18 cardinals, and one pope. Seven of the last eleven British Prime Ministers have been Oxford graduates. Amongst the University's old members are many widely influential scientists, artists and other prominent figures.

It should be understood that colleges are designed primarily for students: not for children or adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the colleges do meet a level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.

Dates of Oxford's academic vacations

Rooms are mainly available during the academic vacations.

Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: mid-June to mid-October
Christmas: beginning of December to mid-January

Map

Detailed Map of Oxford showing colleges and museums: www.ox.ac.uk/aboutoxford/maps/map.pdf

Activities of interest in Oxford

In addition to simply soaking up the atmosphere, UniversityRooms.co.uk recommends the following:

  • The Ashmolean Museum: www.ashmolean.org. A world renowned museum of art and archaeology.
     
  • The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments: www.bate.ox.ac.uk. The history and development of musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition from the medieval period until the present day.
     
  • The Pitt Rivers Museum: www.prm.ox.ac.uk. Archaeological and ethnographic objects from all parts of the world.
     
  • The University of Oxford Botanical Gardens: www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk. The oldest botanic garden in Britain.
     
  • The Museum of Oxford: www.museumofoxford.org.uk. Explore the wonders of Oxford’s long history.
     
  • The Museum of the History of Science: www.mhs.ox.ac.uk. An unrivalled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building.
     
  • The Oxford University Museum of Natural History: www.oum.ox.ac.uk. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History houses the University's scientific collections of zoological, entomological and geological specimens.

Getting to Oxford

Oxford is about 60 miles (90 kms) northwest of London and has excellent road and national rail links.

  • From London: options include train or bus. Trains leave regularly from London Paddington (enquiries: 08457484950; www.nationalrail.co.uk ). For buses, options include the Oxford Tube (enquiries: 0(044)1865772250) / Oxford Express (enquiries: 0(044)1865785410), which leave every 12 minutes during peak times.  Coaches stop along the High st at intervals and end at Gloucester Green Coach Station in the city centre.
  • From London airports: if travelling from Heathrow or Gatwick, use The Airline coach service, which operate a direct frequent service twenty-four hours a day. For information telephone 0(044)1865 785400.  London Stansted airport is linked to Oxford by the National Express 757 coach service, running every two hours (tel: +44 (0)8705 747777).  Alternatively, a number of companies, including Oxicars and CCB Cars, offer pre-bookable airport transfers.
  • By car: We recommend public transport for travelling to Oxford, as many Oxford streets are now closed to traffic and parking is limited. Visitors by car could opt to stay at St Hugh's college (when rooms are available) which has car parking, or are encouraged to use the Park and Ride bus services which operate between the city centre and parking areas on the outskirts at Pear Tree, Woodstock Road (north); Water Eaton (north); Seacourt, Botley Road (west); Redbridge, Abingdon Road (south); and Thornhill, London Road (east). Having left your car in the car park a regular bus will take you into the centre of Oxford, stopping at stages along the High St (the bus driver should know the nearest stop for you).
  • Taxis: Taxis can be found at Gloucester Green Coach Station, Oxford Railway Station, and St Giles' in the city centre. Some taxi numbers: Radio Taxis, Tel: 0(044)1865 249743 or 242424 or ABC Taxis, Tel: 0(044)1865 770077

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La storia di Oxford

Oxford: the City

The city's roots trace back to 700 when a priory was formed "where oxen were wont to ford the Thames" (thus "Ox-ford"). In 1214 the University received a charter from the Pope. Influxes of Dominican friars in 1221, and then Franciscans in 1224, contributed Oxford's strong Catholic traditions. Oxford as an important centre of religious activity continues today: all colleges have a chapel (Christ Church's is a Norman cathedral), and several colleges continue to function as religious foundations.

Oxford: the University

In the early years of the second millennium, any Englishman in search of learning would study at the University of Paris, the foremost academic institution of the time. However, in 1167, all English academics in Paris were moved to Oxford. Whether this was because Henry II recalled them or they were expelled by the French isn't clear. But Henry, who had built Beaumont Palace (of which no trace remains) as a residence near where Worcester college now stands, and who had given the city a charter in 1155, clearly established Oxford as England's principle academic centre.

Today there are 39 colleges of varying age, size and character. Every student at the university is a member of a college, which provides students with accommodation, meals, tutoring, libraries, common rooms, and sports and social facilities.

Famous Oxonians

1231 Roger Bacon Scholar
1480 Thomas Wolsey Lord Chancellor
1492 Sir Thomas More Statesman and martyr
1499 Desiderius Erasmus Humanist and scholar
1520 William Tyndale Translator of the Bible
1572 Sir Walter Raleigh Explorer and statesman
1620 William Harvey Scientist who discovered the circulation of the blood
1647 Sir Christopher Wren Architect
1660 William Penn Founder of Pennsylvania
1726 William Pitt the Elder UK Prime Minister
1727 Dr Samuel Johnson Writer; contributed to 1st English dictionary
1828 William Gladstone UK Prime Minister
1851 Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) Author
1873 Cecil Rhodes Statesman and philanthropist
1874 Oscar Wilde Author
1875 Clement Attlee UK Prime Minister 1945-1951
1907 Lawrence of Arabia Soldier and diplomat
1911 JRR Tolkien Author
1912 Harold Macmillan UK Prime Minister 1957-63
1913 TS Elliot Poet
1916 Aldous Huxley Author
1922 Graham Green Author
1922 Evelyn Waugh Author
1925 WH Auden Poet
1934 Harold Wilson UK Prime Minister 1964-70, 1974-76
1938 Indira Gandhi Prime Minister of India 1966; 1977, 1980- 84
1943 Baroness Margaret Thatcher British Prime Minister 1979-1991
1946 Sir Roger Bannister Athlete- first person to break the 4 minute mile
1951 Colin Cowdrey Cricketer
1953 Bob Hawke Prime Minister of Australia 1983- 1991
1957 Dudley Moore Actor
1962 Michael Palin Broadcaster
1962 Joanna Trollope Novelist
1968 Bill Clinton President of USA 1992- 2000
1972 The Rt Hon Tony Blair British Prime Minister 1997- 2007
1975 Rowan Atkinson Comedian
1979 Hugh Grant Actor
1979 Nigella Lawson Broadcaster
1992 Matthew Pinsent Olympic gold medal rower

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Excellent location & experience. Central without being too close to the busiest areas. Porters friendly & helpful. Stayed in 3 different Oxford colleges and this was by far the best and the most restful.

(Revisione di Keble College, Oxford) Keble College, Oxford

exceptional.stay. the south house and west house rooms are dreamy and in a very beautiful setting. I would highly highly recommend the place to anyone . Rooms and the ensuite bath room were really well done with all the essential items. Truly loved my stay. Gardens around to go for a walk in the morning / evening. Good breakfast.

(Revisione di Egrove Park (Said Business School), Oxford) Egrove Park (Said Business School), Oxford

First class from start to finish. Particular thanks to (a) the Porters' Lodge staff who checked me in and out and who could not have been more helpful (b) the excellent people who provided the great breakfast and helped visitors attending it.

(Revisione di Wadham College, Oxford) Wadham College, Oxford

It was a very special 'Oxford' experience to be able to stay in the College accommodation, the College & grounds oozing with character, very central to the town, and the breakfasts were excellent!

(Revisione di Wadham College, Oxford) Wadham College, Oxford

To stay in an Oxford College, see the quadrangles, and be given access where usually only insiders go, such as the Hall for breakfast, is what this is all about. Yes it is pricey at £105 per night but Keble is unique, not just here but on the planet. Need I say more?

(Revisione di Keble College, Oxford) Keble College, Oxford

I booked a double room and got 2 singles! the whole experience at St. Hughes was very pleasant. the Porter was most pleasant and helpful, breakfast was good and the feeling about ev erything was good. We'd do it again but I would check that we got what we booked. At the time we were in a hurry and I only realised later that I had booked a double room.

(Revisione di St Hugh's College, Oxford) St Hugh's College, Oxford

The location is ideal and the older buildings and gardens charming and atmospheric. Breakfast was wonderful! Our rooms were in the back and we initially lost our way in the maze of buildings. A few more signs on the footpaths could be useful.

(Revisione di Wadham College, Oxford) Wadham College, Oxford

Without realising it I managed to make two separate bookings (refs 62580 and 2581) each for one night rather than one booking for two nights - not sure how this happened.

(Revisione di Jesus College, Oxford) Jesus College, Oxford

Very helpful in the Porters Lodge. Rooms nice and roomy although a tiny shower. A fascinating insight into LMH with its beautiful grounds and buildings.

(Revisione di Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford) Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
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