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The Thames Valley Sights

St. John's College

  • St. Giles Map It
  • Oxford
  • Educational Institution

Updated 05/28/2014

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One of Oxford's most attractive campuses, St. John's has seven quiet quadrangles surrounded by elaborately carved buildings. You enter the first through a low wooden door. This college dates to 1555, when Sir Thomas White, a merchant, founded it. His heart is buried in the chapel (by tradition, students curse as they walk over it). The Canterbury Quad represented the first example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Oxford, and the Front Quad includes the buildings of the old St. Bernard's Monastery.

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St. Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP, England

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  • Free
  • Daily 1–5 or dusk

Updated 05/28/2014


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