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Merton College Oxford

If you are alumni or member then there is no entry fee. However for visitors there is a fee attached to enter the campus. Even assistance dogs are allowed inside. Except for the Hall and the residential quarters everything else is open. If the tour party is more than 6 people than an advance booking needs to be done one week prior to arrival. Merton Street is centrally located and hence reaching the college is quite easy by rail, coach or bus.

750-year-old glorious past

Walter de Merton a one-time chancellor of England is attributed to have sown the seeds of this institution in 1264. It also has the oldest library, which is still functioning. In the beginning there were only 20 students. Later scholarships were awarded and over a period of many centuries many celebrated leaders have passed out with flying colors. Even the founder of Bodleian library was a student here. Nearly 4 Noble prizewinners have studied here.

Visitors come here to look at the war memorial, the chapel and choir services. The college harbours good feelings for students. They get to eat, drink and socialize in the premises. They can form clubs and teams, have events of cultural and sports nature.

Address: Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JD

Tel: 01865 276310

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