University of Oxford

The date the foundation of Oxford University was laid is unknown. Some have however claimed the foundation of the University was laid in 825 located in Oxford of England. Evidence, however, shows that lectures were ongoing in the University in 1096. The university, however, came into limelight in 1167 when some English Students came back from the University of Paris after they were banned by King Henry the Second.


The university currently boasts of more than 20,000 students and is reputed to be one of the World’s best universities. Her motto is the Lord is my light. Some of the alumni of note from the University include Stephen Hawking, Dr Seuss, J.R.R. Tolkien, T.S. Eliot and Lewis Carroll amongst others. The school has also been home to Nobel Prize winners, Nobel laureates, Archbishops of Canterbury, Saints and British Prime Ministers.