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All Souls College

High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL, England
+44 1865 279379
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Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, the college today serves primarily as an academic research institution at the University of Oxford.
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High Street, Oxford OX1 4AL, England
+44 1865 279379
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access was limited to the cloisters at all souls on the day we visited but a beautiful view of a classic college

Thank stevemNewcastle
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This striking college stands out as you walk around the centre of Oxford. From its impressive towers and beautiful gates, you can see the wealth of the building in every feature. It's eye-catching and incredibly beautiful.

Thank WaltzingSol
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

For someone who started at University when she already had a family, All Souls in something I could only dream of. Untill a couple of years I did not even know that institutes like this existed. Walking around a building this old, where all those...More

Thank Egwene2014
Reviewed 25 June 2017

All Souls is unique as a graduate only college. Undergraduates destined for starred firsts in their final examinations compete for places writing essays on variants upon eternal questions such as 'How Many Angels Might You Fit On a Pinhead.' Then they are subjected to the...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This wealthy research college was founded in 1438 and is located right next to Queen's College (1341) & Herford College (1282) in the historical center of Oxford. The Front Quadrangle's distinctive four-story Radcliff Square gate tower and two-story ranges were completed in 1442 to accommodate...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Being a huge sculpture lover mesmerising is that beautiful gate with tons of sculptures carved into the wall. Speechless & the sundial is so eye catching.

1  Thank beautiful12017
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Most of my All Souls' knowledge must, perforce, remain secret. To those who do penetrate, we offer a mallard ceremony every 127 years and arcane rituals based around the three-legged woodcutter and his chartered accountant with dandruff. Hawksmoor's twin towers are a clue to the...More

Thank 34Doris
Reviewed 11 March 2017

how do you tell these colleges apart? weird vibe, no food available. at least I guess it's free? also it rained when i was there

2  Thank poetrynut666
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The thing that stood out when we first came was the magnificient sun dial - Christopher Wren's. There are some nice photo opportunities in the quad. The chapel is worth visiting.

2  Thank Charles K
Reviewed 16 May 2016

In my opinion, All Souls is the true face of Oxford! A trip to the past without the burden of luggage ( and it can be done often) most probably more often than I did... it took me 28 years to go back. I adore...More

1  Thank PatMatz
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