Oriel College

Oriel Square
01865 276555
Open: 2pm - 5pm every day. Admission Free.

Founded n 1326 by Adam de Brome, Rector of St. Mary's, the college's full name is actually "The House of Blessed Mary the Virgin in Oxford commonly called Oriel College, of the Foundation of Edward the Second of famous memory, sometime King of England ". Oriel has always been known for its high intellectual standards.

Notable Facts:

  • Oriel College was the last college of Oxford to admit female undergraduates.

Famous Attendees:
Sir Walter Raleigh - explorer
Matthew Arnold - poet, critic