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Brasenose College

Brasenose College

Brasenose College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Brasenose College drives its name is believed to derive from the name of a brass or bronze knocker that was on the door of the college.

Brasenose College was founded in 1509 by Sir Richard Sutton, a Lawyer and William Smyth, Bishop of Lincoln.

Brasenose College is active in rigorous academic study, an important element of life at Brasenose is enjoying the wealth of facilities offered by the college for students. Brasenose is located in the heart of Oxford University, opposite Radcliffe Camera.  Some famous Brasenose alumni are Prime Minister David Cameron, the comedian Michael Palin and Dominic Barton.

However, Inspector Morse was filmed in and around Brasenose college and it was called Mayfield College. Lewis episode “Life Born of Fire”; Mayfield Press is based in Cowley Road and some scenes were filmed in and around Brasenose College.

Brasenose College can be visited by tourist. Visitors should report to the Lodge at the main gate where they will receive a map and information about the College.


Monday to Friday 10.00 – 11.30
Saturday and Sunday 09.30 – 10.30


Monday to Sunday 14.00 – 16.30 (17.00 in British Summer Time)

There is an entrance charge of £2.00.

Address: Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1 4AJ

Tel: 01865 277830

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