The University of Cambridge was establish by religious groups like Franciscans and Dominicans in the early 12th century students from the Oxford University and Paris University left to study in Cambridge in the 13th century. The origin of the college is trace to the association of the students, distinctive form of religious affiliated groups, who began to reside in independent hostels, or halls. Later on some tension developed between the town people and students known as “town and gown” conflict. This conflict led to the establishment of the first college, Peterhouse in 1284 by Bishop of Ely. In 1318, Pope John XXII issued a bull recognizing Cambridge as a “Stadium Generale”, or a place of study; that is a University.
The medieval church St. Nicholas Cole Abbey which was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 was one of the frist to be rebuilt by Christopher Wren . Also rebuilt by Christopher Wren between 1670 - 1675 was St. Bride’s, Fleet Street which was completely burnt down. A total of 51 churches were rebuilt by Christopher Wr...
The bright blue eyes that alight with unfettered curiosity on the burgeoning bulletin board are not only my own. Nor are the ears that listen raptly to the hum of student life and the gentle sing-song of our tour guide’s voice. Almost in tandem, my companion and I tear ourselves from the vivid vignette of college life and return with unmatched strides to the vast expanses of the campus. As the tour continues, I am neither surprised by the eager questions my companion poses - “Where’s the baseball field?” - nor by the heightened interest painted so clearly across his face. Wandering amongst the tall stone buildings, I appreciate for the first time how much this visit means to my constant companion, my father.
In 1878 the Association for the Higher Education of Women established itself with the goal of creating a college for women in Oxford. The exact religious orientation of the desired institution was a source of much debate and division resulting in a split and two colleges being formed. Lady Margaret Hall was to cater for Anglicans and Somerville Hall was to make no distinction on the grounds of belonging to different religious denominations.
The ancient Merton College was founded in 1264 and possesses a formidable reputation as being one of the most hard working and highest achieving. It is one of three claiming to be the oldest college in Oxford, along with Balliol and University College. Merton is centrally positioned by a quiet cobble stone street south of the High Street and conveniently placed for the libraries and university departments as well as the worldly delights offered by the Covered Market.
Upon my visit to the campus the first thing I noticed was the architecture, well actually it was the cold, but second thing I noticed was the architecture. As a native of the South I am no stranger to plant covered buildings, but the complexity of stone and iron works intermingled with the extreme overgrowth of ivy and other flowering vines was astounding. Everywhere I looked something different caught my eye, the sun reflecting off of copper plating, or the vivid purple of ornamental cabbages in the decorative planters. This was something so detailed that I instantly knew that if so much attention had been placed on decorative planters, this was the school for me. They had not settled for plain non-descript buildings, they went above and beyond for what they wanted. Simply by the attention to detail throughout the campus I knew that this school would help me escape the clutches of adequacy. As the tour continued I began to focus on the other people walking around rather than the gothic constructions, and I soon noticed no one even
Founded 1221 as a Priory – dissolved in Reformation 1538 – re-established in 1921. Blackfriars Hall in 1994. Mature Men and Women – Undergraduates 8 Postgraduates 21.
"My parents didn't go to university and weren't brought up in England. They hadn't heard of any universities other than 'Cambridge' or 'Oxford’ " - Richard Ayoade. This Quote by Richard Ayoade reflects how great and prestigious Oxford and Cambridge were made out to be. Everybody wanted to go there and everybody knew about them. Over the centuries, both the universities have achieved greater and greater things than before. Today, facts throughout all the centuries, decades, and years of Cambridge will be discussed in terms of expansion, academics, new discoveries, and new achievements at Cambridge University. From 1 little college to 31 great colleges, this is the story of Cambridge.
To begin with college used to be known as a sacred place where knowledge was sought out and pursued. Now it has become the norm. Therefore one may think, what’s wrong college becoming the norm? Isn’t that a good thing? However, what most people are blind being that the quality of education has changed dramatically. Author Caroline bird mentions in her narrative
Reynolds, Mathew. "Predestination and Parochial Dispute in the 1630s: The Case of the Norwich Lectureships." The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 59 (July 2008): 407-25.
Do the names Oxford, Cambridge, and the like sound familiar? These are the names of Universities opened around the supposed time period of the Dark Ages. Universities opened around this time are usually still up to this day. The University of Bologna, Paris, Salamanca, Padua, Napless Federico II, Toulouse, Siena, Valladolid, they are all still up and running. These Universities at the time were supposedly revolutionary, as they opened a door to a new educational system and replaced the monastery and church schools. Even if attendance was limited, the fact that these Universities existed in the first place is a huge point to bring up. In addition to the Universities, there exist gothic cathedrals. A famous one to note is the "Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris", or "Our Lady of Paris Cathedral." This building was built in 1163 and finished in 1345. In addition to this towering monolith of architecture, there exist plenty of other, minor gothic cathedrals that came alongside this
The first major setting of the novel is the grounds of a fictitious university the author calls "Oxbridge." As the name of this locale makes clear, the reader is supposed to call to mind Cambridge and Oxford Universities, two of the oldest universities in England. Both were established in the early thirteenth century and both were centers of learning even before they were officially established as universities. Each is made up of numerous, differently named colleges.