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Encyclopedia > Greyfriars, Oxford

Greyfriars is one of the smallest constituent Halls of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. It is located in the Iffley Road. Besides being a university hall, it is a Franciscan friary. The College has undoubtedly one of the most distinctive buildings in Oxford; it the only flint-stone Norman-style building in the city. While Greyfriars is small in grounds and numbers, it boasts a closely-knit community and a lively academic life. Most students are tutored at other Colleges of the University. The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Iffley is a village in Oxfordshire, England, location 51° 43′ 38. ... The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... Buddhist monastery near Tibet A monastery is the habitation of monks. ...



There is a popular annual Greyfriars garden party, and a "bop" that has been dubbed 'The Monastery of Sound' in tongue-in-cheek acknowledgement of the College's community of friars, who have become iconic within the university.



Greyfriars is also influential in the prestigious Oxford Law Society, the Conservative Association, the Dramatic Society, and the Indie Music Society, not to mention rowing, hockey, rugby, tennis and table tennis. Its increasing prominence is very much disproportionate to student numbers, which is testament to their eagerness to get involved in University life. The Oxford Law Society Crest Oxford Law Society is a student society open to members of Oxford University and the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OxILP). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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History

Greyfriars was founded in the 13th century, was surpressed during the reformation and did not achieve its present status as a "permanent private hall" of the university until 1957. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Famous Former Students

Statue of Roger Bacon in the Oxford University Museum Roger Bacon (c. ... Blessed John Duns Scotus (c. ... Adam Marsh (Adam de Marisco) (d. ... William of Ockham (also Occam or any of several other spellings) (ca. ...

Academics/Teachers

Robert Grosseteste (c. ... Father Thomas G. Weinandy (born January 12, 1946) is a Catholic priest and a leading scholar in the Roman Catholic Church. ... Dr. M.C. Steenberg is a don at the University of Oxford and Eastern Orthodox theologian of patristics and the early Church. ...

External link

  • Greyfriars website


Colleges of the University of Oxford

Arms of the University The University of Oxford comprises 39 Colleges and 7 religious Permanent Private Halls (PPHs), which are autonomous self-governing corporations within the university. ... This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ...

All Souls | Balliol | Brasenose | Christ Church | Corpus Christi | Exeter | Green | Harris Manchester | Hertford | Jesus | Keble | Kellogg | Lady Margaret Hall | Linacre | Lincoln | Magdalen | Mansfield | Merton | New College | Nuffield | Oriel | Pembroke | Queen's | St Anne's | St Antony's | St Catherine's | St Cross | St Edmund Hall | St Hilda's | St Hugh's | St John's | St Peter's | Somerville | Templeton | Trinity | University | Wadham | Wolfson | Worcester 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. ... College name Balliol College Named after John de Balliol Established 1263 Sister College St Johns Master Andrew Graham JCR President Jack Hawkins Undergraduates 403 Graduates 228 Homepage Boatclub Balliol College, founded in 1263, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Brasenose College Named after Bronze door knocker Established 1509 Sister College Gonville and Caius College Principal Prof. ... College name Christ Church Named after Jesus Christ Established 1546 Sister College Trinity College Dean The Very Revd Christopher Andrew Lewis JCR President William The Pimp Dorsey Undergraduates 426 Graduates 154 Home page Boat Club Christ Church, called in Latin Ædes Christi (i. ... College name Corpus Christi College Named after Corpus Christi, Body of Christ Established 1517 Sister College Corpus Christi College President Sir Tim Lankester JCR President Binyamin Even Undergraduates 239 Graduates 126 Homepage Corpus Christi College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Exeter College Named after Walter de Stapledon, Bishop of Exeter Established 1314 Sister College Emmanuel College, Cambridge Rector Ms Frances Cairncross JCR President Emily Pull Undergraduates 299 Graduates 150 Homepage Boatclub Exeter College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Green College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... The Quad lawn, Harris Manchester College, Oxford Harris Manchester College, formerly Manchester 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. ... College name Jesus College Named after Jesus of Nazareth Established 1571 Sister College Jesus College, Cambridge Principal Sir John Krebs JCR President John-Michael Arnold Undergraduates 344 Graduates 134 Homepage Boatclub Jesus College (in full: Jesus College in the University of Oxford of Queen Elizabeths Foundation) is one of... College name Keble College Named after John Keble Established 1870 Sister College Selwyn College Warden Prof. ... Kellogg Kollege is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Lady Margaret Hall Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort Established 1878 Sister College Newnham College Principal Dr Frances Lannon JCR President Joe Collenette Undergraduates 424 Graduates 148 Homepage Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Linacre College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, currently offering graduate entry only. ... College name Lincoln College Named after Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln Established 1427 Sister College Downing College Rector Prof. ... College name Magdalen College Named after Mary Magdalene Established 1458 Sister College Magdalene College President Professor David Clary FRS JCR President Iain Anstess Undergraduates 395 Graduates 230 Homepage Boatclub Magdalen College (pronounced ) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Mansfield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name The House of Scholars of Merton Named after Walter de Merton Established 1264 Sister College Cock Warden Prof Dame Jessica Rawson and Tom de Furlong esq. ... College name New College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1379 Sister College Kings College Warden Prof. ... Nuffield College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Oriel College Named after Blessed Virgin Mary Established 1324 Sister College Clare College, Cambridge Trinity College, Dublin Provost Sir Derek Morris JCR President Frank Hardee Undergraduates 304 Graduates 158 Homepage Boatclub Oriel College (in full: The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College... College name Pembroke College Named after William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke Established 1624 Sister College Queens College Master Giles Henderson JCR President Claire Addison Undergraduates 408 Graduates 94 Homepage Boatclub Pembroke College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name The Queens College Named after Queen Philippa of Hainault Established 1341 Sister College Pembroke College Provost Sir Alan Budd JCR President Sushrut Yalamanchili Undergraduates 304 Graduates 133 Homepage Boatclub The Queens College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United... St Annes College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Antonys College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... 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St Peters College is a relatively new college of the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. ... Full name Somerville College Motto Donec rursus impleat orbem Named after Mary Somerville Previous Names Somerville Hall Established 1879 Sister College Girton College Principal Dame Fiona Caldicott JCR President Simon Bruegger MCR President Allen Middlebro Location Woodstock Road, Oxford Undergraduates 396 Graduates 88 Homepage Boat Club Somerville College is one... Templeton College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Trinity College Named after The Holy Trinity Established 1555 Sister College Churchill College President The Hon. ... University College (in full, the College of the Great Hall of the University, commonly known as University College in the University of Oxford, usually known by its derivative, Univ), is a contender for the claim to be the oldest of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the... Wadham College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... College name Wolfson College Named after Sir Isaac Wolfson Established 1966 Sister College Darwin College President Sir Gareth Roberts JCR President {{{JCR President}}} Undergraduates Wolfson is a postgraduate college Graduates 450 Homepage Boatclub Wolfson College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Worcester College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...

Permanent Private Halls at the University of Oxford

Blackfriars | Campion Hall | Greyfriars | Regent's Park College | St Benet's Hall | St Stephen's House | Wycliffe Hall A Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford is an educational institution affiliated to the University — not as a full College, but able to award Oxford University degrees. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The English Dominican House of Blackfriars Hall in Oxford, commonly known simply as Blackfriars, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Campion Hall is one of the constituent colleges (although technically it does not have full college status) of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... Regents Park College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Benets Hall is a Permanent Private Hall at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... St Stephen’s House, Oxford, is an Anglican theological college and a Hall of the University of Oxford, England. ... Wycliffe Hall is a Church of England theological college, and one of the constituent institutions of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ...


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Greyfriars, Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Greyfriars is one of the smallest constituent Halls of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Greyfriars is also influential in the prestigious Oxford Law Society, the Conservative Association, the Dramatic Society, and the Indie Music Society, not to mention rowing, hockey, rugby, tennis and table tennis.
Greyfriars was founded in the 13th century, was surpressed during the reformation and did not achieve its present status as a "permanent private hall" of the university until 1957.
University of Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2876 words)
Oxford is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the Coimbra Group (a network of leading European universities), the LERU (League of European Research Universities), and is also a core member of the Europaeum.
Oxford is a collegiate university, consisting of the University's central facilities, such as departments and faculties, libraries and science facilities, and 39 colleges and 7 Permanent Private Halls (PPHs).
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.
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