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St Edmund Hall

Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR, England
+44 1865 279000
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small, peaceful, ancient college

St Edmunds Hall is easy to miss, just off the High Street on Queens Lane. It is steeped in history... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Dave_Cowley_Road
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Oldest college maybe?

A real peach of a medieval hall in this college and is a contender for the oldest academic college... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
rayrest
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

St Edmunds Hall is easy to miss, just off the High Street on Queens Lane. It is steeped in history, some of which is visible. This includes the ancient church of St Peter in the East, now the college library, and not open to visitors....More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

A real peach of a medieval hall in this college and is a contender for the oldest academic college in Britain. Founded in 1317 the college takes its name from St. Edmund, Archbishop of Canterbury who taught on this site in a hall in 1190....More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

St Edmunds has a long history as an academic institution dating back to possibly 1190 and definitely to 1236. It was incorporated into Oxford University in the 1950's. It admitted women in 1978. The members are known for their independent thought and are referred to...More

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

I nearly missed the inconspicuous entrance which is off Queen's Lane, off the High Street. I attended a meeting here and was charmed from the moment I walked through the gate and into the quad. The porters were very helpful and provided directions. We had...More

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Certainly the finest of the Medieval Halls left in Oxford, if you do not worry about its actual college status it is probably the oldest college in Oxford in continuous teaching use. Founded in 1226 by St. Edmund of Abingdon (see emaciated statue in garden),...More

2  Thank Omnivore94127
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

It was wonderful to visit this beautiful college where my husband had been an undergraduate years ago. It was established around the year 1236, before any other Oxford college was established and this pre-dates the university as a seat of learning. It is the only...More

Thank profjoypc
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Teddy Hall is how St. Edmund Hall is affectionately known in Oxford. It's something of a paradox being as old as if not older than the university itself, being established, in 1236, and yet not accorded college status until 1957. This is because it was...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful chapel. Lovely old dining hall. Nice sun dial. A small but beautiful quad. Great photo opportunities.

Thank Charles K
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

It's beautiful, and has the best porters in my opinion! There are little corners with gems of plantings and places to sit. The library is in a deconsecrated (but beautiful) church, and the combination of crumbling golden stone, quiet study and cheerful lack of pretension...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful, peaceful quad away from the hurly-burly of the main street. It has been newly renovated recently, which my husband wanted to see as we were in the area. The Porter is also so friendly and welcoming.

1  Thank Hils1967
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