will close on Feb 27th.

Please save any personal content and exchange contact info with other members you?d like to stay in touch with. Thank you for your contributions to the VirtualTourist community.

"Brassnose College" Brasenose College Tip by jo104

Brasenose College, Oxford: 7 reviews and 11 photos


This college is said to get its name from a brass door knocker shaped like a pigs snout and said to bring good luck. It was stolen in 1334 by a group of Linconshire students and in 1890 it was returned to the college by the purchase of Brassnose House in Stamford. The knocker no longer hangs outside for fear of another theft but hangs in the dining hall above the high table.

David Cameron was a graduate of Brassnose college, this college celebrates is 500th year in 2009

Address: Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1 4AJ

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Aug 4, 2008
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse

Comments (1)

  • Aug 7, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Not a name I would expect a college to have, but after reading your tip I know why!


“Be prepared for a culture shock!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 1 6 2
Forum Rank:
0 0 2 1 8

Have you been to Oxford?

  Share Your Travels