St Benet's Hall was established in 1897. Today it is full of undergraduates and graduates but historically it would have been full of Benedictine monks studying for secular degrees.
St Benet's Hall
by D Megaw
The Benedictines have been teaching in Oxford since the 13th century. Back in the day, Gloucester Abbey founded Gloucester College. We no longer have the college but we do have Gloucester Green which was named after the college.
Gloucester Green is home to the Oxford Market which takes place ever Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It is sandwiched between Beaumont Street and George Street, just behind the bus station.
oxford market on gloucester green
The magnificent trees of St Giles are London Planetrees. They are best suited to areas of high pollution. They shred their bark which releases pollutants from the tree.
jesus college on market street and turl street, oxford