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Oxford's fame is perhaps second only to Windsor, it is an acclaimed seat of learning with a University whose first college was founded in 1249, almost half a century after the first charter granted to the town by Henry II.

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Photographer: © poe (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(30th October 2003)

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Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford The marvellous Sheldonian Theatre opened in 1669 and was the early work of Sir Christopher Wren. It is used for degree ceremonies and Encaenia which is a ceremony every June, in which the university's founders are commemorated and honorary degrees are bestowed on deserving famous people. It is also used for concerts and lectures.

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