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UNIVERSITY
 

 

Oxford

 

University College was founded in 1249. In my mind, it will always be associated  with William Turner's painting 'High Street, Oxford' currently hanging in the Ashmolean. Look across at those beautiful stone steps, raise your head up, and look squarely at the niche above. The portly Mary is standing in all her glory; if you look further along the building  you can see her sister Anne.

 

VIEW FROM 
 

High
Street

 A statue of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley 

sits in the Shelley Memorial. This  building was made specially to commemorate the former student who was sent down in 1811 for writing The Necessity of Atheism.  The artist Edward Onslow Ford. 

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The Covered Market shares an entrance with Jesus College on Market Street. It was opened in 1773 and is one of the oldest covered markets in Britian.

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brown's cafe, coverered market, oxford

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jesus college on market street and turl street, oxford