"The Queen's College" Oxford University & Colleges Tip by leffe3

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Founded in 1341, The Queen's College is named after Queen Philippa of Hainault, wife of King Edward III. Unusual for an Oxford college, The Queen's is renowned for its 18th century buildings (as opposed to the usual Gothic) due to renovations and rebuilding of the time.

Of the 30 colleges that make up Oxford University, The Queen's was ranked 14th in the 2010 ratings.

Famed alumni include Tony Abbott (Head of the Liberal Party and Australia's current Leader of the Opposition): Rowan Atkinson; philosopher Jeremy Bentham; King Henry V; playwright Thomas Middleton; writer Oliver Sacks.

The Queen's can only be visited by appointment and with a Blue Badge Guide booked through the Tourist Office.

Address: High St
Phone: 011-33-1865-270-396
Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2010
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