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Magdalen College School or MCS is a boys' independent day school currently located on the edge of central Oxford, England. Founded as part of Magdalen College by William Waynflete in 1480, MCS was one of the most famous grammar schools in Britain for many years after its foundation. While in the intervening centuries it enjoyed mixed fortunes, today MCS has established a position amongs the UK's best academic schools and has around 660 pupils aged between 7 and 18. Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... Magdalen College (pronounced ) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... William Waynflete (1395 - 1486), English Lord Chancellor and bishop of Winchester, was the son of Richard Pattene or Patyn, alias Barbour, of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire ( Reg, f. ... Events Great standing on the Ugra river - Muscovy becomes independent from the Golden Horde. ... The word Britain is used to refer to the United Kingdom (UK) the island of Great Britain, which consists of the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales sometimes the Roman province called Britain or Britannia The word British generally means belonging to or associated with Britain in one of the...

Notable Alumni

William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tindale) (ca. ... Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c. ... John Foxe, line engraving by George Glover, first published in the 1641 edition of Actes and Monuments John Foxe (1516 - April 8, 1587) is remembered as the author of the famous Foxes Book of Martyrs. ... Noel Godfrey Chavasse (VC and bar, MC) (November 9, 1884–August 4, 1917) was a British soldier who is one of only three people to be awarded a Victoria Cross twice. ... David Ivor Davies (January 15, 1893 - March 6, 1951), better known as Ivor Novello , was one of the most popular entertainers of the 20th century. ... John Caird (1820 - 1898), theologian, born at Greenock and educated at Glasgow, entered the Church of Scotland, of which he became one of the most eloquent preachers. ... Christopher Arthur Bruce Rosen Peacocke (born 22 May 1950) is a philosopher especially active on questions in the philosophy of mind. ... Samuel Alexander Mendes (born August 1, 1965) in Reading, Berkshire, England, is an English stage and film director. ...

External links

  • Magdalen College School Website (http://www.mcsoxford.org/)

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Magdalen College, Oxford - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (955 words)
Magdalen College (pronounced [ˈmɔːdlɪn]) is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.
Magdalen College was founded as Magdalen Hall in 1448 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.
Magdalen is one of the three Choral Foundations in Oxford, meaning that the formation of the choir was part of the statutes of the college, the other two choral foundations being New College and Christ Church.
Magdalen College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (93 words)
Magdalen College, Oxford -- a constituent college of the University of Oxford
Magdalen College School, Oxford -- a day school for boys ages 7-18
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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