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Encyclopedia > All Souls College, Oxford
All Souls College, Oxford
College name All Souls College
Collegium Omnium Animarum
Named after Feast of All Souls
Established 1438
Sister College Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Warden Dr. John Davis
JCR President None
Undergraduates None
MCR President None
Graduates 8 (approx.)
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All Souls College (in full: The Warden and College of the Souls of all Faithful People deceased in the University of Oxford[1]) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. All Souls College - Oxford University copyright Richard Gallagher. ... All Souls Day by William Bouguereau All Souls Day (formally, Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum or Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed), also called Defuncts Day in Mexico and Belgium, is the day set apart for the commemoration of the faithful departed. ... Events Pachacuti who would later create Tahuantinsuyu, or Inca Empire became the ruler of Cuzco In Italy, the siege of Brescia by the condottieri troops of Niccolò Piccinino was raised after the arrival of Scaramuccia da Forlì. January 1 - Albert II of Habsburg becomes King of Hungary March 18 - Albert... Most of the colleges of the University of Cambridge have sister colleges in the University of Oxford (and vice versa). ... Full name College of Scholars of the Holy Trinity of Norwich Motto - Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names - Established 1350 Sister College(s) University College All Souls College Master Prof. ... The term Junior Combination Room or Junior Common Room (JCR) is used in many British universities (as well as at Harvard College in the United States) to refer to the collective of students (similar to a students union) at a constituent part of a university, typically a college or a... The term Middle Common Room (MCR) is used in some British universities, especially Oxford, Cambridge and Durham, to refer to the body of postgraduate students (similar to a students union) at a constituent college. ... A college (Latin collegium) can be the name of any group of colleagues; originally it meant a group of people living together under a common set of rules (con-, together + leg-, law). As a consequence members of colleges were originally styled fellow and still are in some places. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


All Souls is an oddity among Oxford colleges in that all its members automatically become Fellows, i.e., full members of the College's governing body. It has no undergraduate members.


Every year, the top finalists of the University in the humanities are invited to sit the examination for fellowship of the College[2]. About two are elected to fellowship each year. Fellowship of All Souls is thus regarded as one of the highest academic honours in the United Kingdom. These Fellows are known as Prize Fellows, their term of office is seven years and roughly a dozen are at the college at any one time. Other categories of fellowship include Senior Research Fellows, Post-Doctoral Research Fellows, Fifty-Pound Fellows (open only to former Fellows no longer holding posts in Oxford) and Distinguished Fellows. There are also many Professorial Fellows who hold their fellowships by reason of their University post.


It is one of the wealthiest colleges with an estimated financial endowment of £144m (2003). A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ...


The college is located on the north side of the High Street and also adjoins Radcliffe Square to the west. To the east is Queen's College and to the north is Hertford College. Carfax, at the west end of the High Street, Oxford. ... The Radcliffe Camera in Radcliffe Square, with the spire of St Marys, the University church, behind. ... The Queens College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Hertford College Named after Elias de Hertford Established 1282 Sister College None Principal Dr John Landers JCR President Stephanie Johnston Undergraduates 376 Graduates 224 Homepage Boatclub Hertford College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...

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History

The College was founded by Henry VI of England and Henry Chichele (fellow of New College and Archbishop of Canterbury), in 1438. The Statutes provided for the Warden and forty fellows — all to take Holy Orders; twenty-four to study arts, philosophy and theology; and sixteen to study civil or canon law. The College's Codrington Library was built with the bequest of Christopher Codrington, sometime governor of the Leeward Islands. Today the College is primarily an academic research institution. Henry VI (December 6, 1421 – May 21, 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 (though with a Regent until 1437) and then from 1470 to 1471, and King of France from 1422 to 1453. ... Henry Chicheley (also Checheley or Chichele) (c. ... College name New College of St Mary Collegium Novum Oxoniensis/Collegium Sanctae Mariae Wintoniae Named after Mary, mother of Jesus Established 1379 Sister College Kings College Warden Prof. ... Arms of the see of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior clergyman of the established Church of England and symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion. ... Christopher Codrington (1668 - April 7, 1710), British soldier and colonial governor, whose father was captain-general of the Leeward Islands, was born in the island of Barbados, West Indies, in 1668. ... The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles. ...

The gates on Radcliffe Square.
The gates on Radcliffe Square.

All Souls College, Oxford, 2004-01-24, Copyright Kaihsu Tai File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... All Souls College, Oxford, 2004-01-24, Copyright Kaihsu Tai File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Radcliffe Camera in Radcliffe Square, with the spire of St Marys, the University church, behind. ...

Customs

Every hundred years there is a commemorative feast after which the fellows parade around the College with flaming torches, singing the Mallard Song and led by a "Lord Mallard" who is carried in a chair, in search of a legendary mallard that supposedly flew out of the foundations of the college when it was being built. The last mallard ceremony was in 2001 and the next will be held in 2101. The Mallard Song is a notorious tradition of All Souls College, Oxford. ...


Fellows

See also Fellows of All Souls

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk/about/history11.php
  2. ^ http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk/elections/prize.php

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All Souls College (in full: The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed, of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
It is one of the wealthiest colleges with an estimated financial endowment of £144m (2003).
The College was founded by Henry VI of England and Henry Chichele (fellow of New College and Archbishop of Canterbury), in 1438.
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All Souls College (in full: The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed, of Oxford) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
It is one of the wealthiest colleges with an estimated financial endowment of £144m (2003).
The College was founded by Henry VI of England and Henry Chichele (fellow of New College and Archbishop of Canterbury), in 1438.
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