Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College, Oxford (must see)

The most beautiful of all Oxford University’s colleges is undeniably Magdalen College, which was founded in 1458 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester.

This lovely college stands on the River Cherwell, surrounded by beautiful grounds, such as the Meadow, Fellows Garden and the Grove where deer graze during the winter and spring. The famous Addison’s Walk links the Meadow to Fellows Garden which in turn is linked to the college by a bridge.

Magdalen Tower is a well-known landmark and since the reign of King Henry VII the college choir sings at the top of the tower at 6am every May Day. The Great Quad was built in 1474, but the north side is relatively new, having been rebuilt in 1822.

The Great Tower was built by William Orchard in 1509 and the Hall and the Chapel were built around the same time. The New Building was constructed in 1733. St John’s Quad with the outdoor pulpit and the Grammar Hall are connected to the Great Quad by the Gothic style Founders Tower.

In the south-west corner of the college you will find St Swithin’s and Longwall Quads which were built in the 19th and 20th centuries. The newest part of the college, the Grove Buildings were put up in 1990.
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Sight Name: Magdalen College
Sight Location: Oxford, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Oxford University Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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