Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Linacre College - Celebrating 50 Years

Did you know that Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world? 

Its exact date of foundation is unknown, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students from attending the University of Paris. However, not all of Oxford's college's are quite this old....Linacre College for example, is a mere babe in comparison and is 50 years young this year. 

Congratulations on your 5oth Anniversary Linacre!  

Linacre's 50th Anniversary logo featuring Thomas Linacre. (Designed by yours truly).

Founded in 1962, Linacre College takes its name from Thomas Linacre, founder of the Royal College of Physicians and distinguished Oxford humanist. The College reflects Thomas Linacre's breadth of learning in its own multi-disciplinary purpose and ideals and its membership includes post-grad students from over fifty different countries.

Linacre College, Oxford from New College Recreation Ground.

Set within the beautiful surrounds of The University Parks and playing fields, Linacre is 
located just five minutes walk from the city centre on the corner of St Cross and South Parks Roads. 

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