"Magdalen College" Magdalen College Tip by leffe3

Magdalen College, Oxford: 10 reviews and 25 photos

The college that gives you away as a tourist. It's pronounced 'mawd'lin' not 'mag-da-len'.

Founded in 1458 by the then Bishop of Winchester, William of Waynflete, it is argued that the buildings and grounds are the most impressive and beautiful of all the colleges - which made it doubly frustrating that it was unexpectedly closed the day we were in Oxford recently.

It was ranked 1st of the colleges in the 2010 academic year.

Famous alumni include:
Lawrence of Arabia, C.S.Lewis, King Edward VII, John Paul Getty, Oscar Wilde, Sir John Betjeman, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Open during long vacation (end of June ? beginning of October) daily, 1-6pm
Admission: 4.50/3.50 concessions

Address: High St
Phone: 44-1865-276000
Website: http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2010
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