OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Lincoln

Turl Street 01865 279800
Lincoln welcomes visitors to the College and  does not charge an admission fee. However, we only allow small groups; no large tour groups will be admitted. Opening hours for visitors are Monday-Friday 14.00-17.00 and Saturday-Sunday 11.00-17.00. Entrance is via the main gate on Turl St (between Broad St and The High); the Porters in the Lodge next the main entrance are able to provide information sheets for visitors.

Founded by Bishop Richard Fleming in 1427, Lincoln College is now one of the best preserved of the medieval colleges. Fleming intended the college to be 'a little college of true students of theology who would defend the mysteries of Scripture against those ignorant laymen who profaned with swinish snouts its most holy pearls'. The hall maintains its original roof, including a gap where smoke would escape.

Don't Miss:
Stained glass windows in the chapel; Former rooms, now a chapel, or John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who studied at Lincoln at the turn of the 18th century.

Famous Attendees:
Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - writer and cartoonist
John Wesley - theologian and founder of methodism
John le Carré - author

Lincoln