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Top Oxford colleges

Posted by on March 22, 2017 – 05:32 am

Top Oxford colleges

I. Christ Church Christ Church is perhaps the most famous and most visited college in Oxford. Its origin dates back to the 16th century. Christ Church cathedral (Church of England) is also the seat of Bishop of Oxford. Christ Church has also been made popular by the Harry Potter movies. Key things to look out for here are an elaborately wood-panelled dining hall with places already set, the cathedral of Oxford and the impressive Tom Quad with a fountain and statue of Mercury in the middle. The main entrance to Christ Church (though tourists are…

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Cool Modern Architecture

Posted by on February 26, 2017 – 04:00 am

Cool Modern Architecture

SINGAPORE — At 51, Singapore is shrugging off all symptoms of a midlife crisis and embracing travelers with more and better things to see, taste and experience than ever before. The tiny city-state with a living standard the envy of many nations recently celebrated 50 years of independence since being thrown out of the Malaysian federation. Back then there was no telling what the future held; the nation’s founder Lee Kuan Yew reportedly cried as he announced the split. But Singapore has emerged as one of Asia’s most prosperous, multicultural and…

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University of Oxford Majors

Posted by on February 12, 2017 – 02:41 am

University of Oxford Majors

Oxford University is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Teaching has been taking place in Oxford since at least 1096 and developed rapidly through the 12th century. The university has played a major role in the intellectual life of the country since its early days. Over nine centuries it has been a centre for debate and controversy in science, religion and the arts. During the 20th and early 21st centuries, Oxford added to its humanistic core a major new research capacity in the natural and applied sciences, including medicine…

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UK Architecture

Posted by on December 31, 2016 – 10:34 pm

UK Architecture

Many of the respondents who had suffered from mental health issues said that being expected to work long hours had contributed to the problem. The survey found that almost one in three students were working through the night on a regular basis as part of their studies. Others cited concerns around money, and 38 per cent of students who responded to the survey said they expected to incur debts of between £30, and £50, during their studies. One in 10 said they thought they would owe more than £70, by the time they qualified, and two-fifths believed…

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Oxford Brookes University Wiki

Posted by on December 5, 2016 – 06:37 pm

Oxford Brookes University Wiki

Digital and Information Literacy is defined in the Oxford Brookes Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience as The functional access, skills and practices necessary to become a confident, agile adopter of a range of technologies for personal, academic and professional use. To be able to use appropriate technology to search for high-quality information; critically to evaluate and engage with the information obtained; reflect on and record learning, and professional and personal development; and engage productively in relevant online communities…

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Postgraduate courses at Oxford University

Posted by on October 26, 2016 – 12:39 pm

Postgraduate courses at Oxford University

The application process for international students is the same as for all other students applying for graduate study at the University of Oxford. Please see the Application Guide for full details. Visas International students may need to apply for a Tier 4 visa. We offer help and support throughout the student visa process for all students who require one. For the latest information, please see the visa and immigration web pages. Students studying a master’s course of 13 months or less benefit from a new Home Office pilot scheme, of which Oxford…

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Studies Oxford

Posted by on October 24, 2016 – 08:41 pm

Studies Oxford

The course will introduce you to development studies as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary subject. It covers the intellectual history of development, the paradigm shifts and internal conflicts within the discipline and the contemporary relevance of research to development policy and practice. Structure The course comprises five elements: foundation courses, research methods, the core course, the thesis and two option courses. In the first year, you will study two out of three foundation courses: Economics History and Politics Social Anthropology…

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Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

Posted by on June 6, 2014 – 01:17 pm

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

The circular dome and drum of the Radcliffe Camera provides one of Oxford s most iconic sights, and is a distinctive landmark in a city full of distinctive landmarks! The camera (the word means simply room ) was built 1737-1749 with £40, bequeathed by Dr John Radcliffe, the royal physician. The Radcliffe Camera was intended to house a new library, and designs were called for from several leading architects, including Nicholas Hawksmoor (responsible for much of All Soul s College) and James Gibbs. It was Gibbs who won the competition, with his…

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Definition for Architecture

Posted by on May 23, 2015 – 12:04 pm

Definition for Architecture

Architecture is from the Latin word architectura, which is formed from the words for architect. So, what comes first, the architect or the architecture? Definition: The word architecture can have many meanings. Depending on the context, architecture can refer to: 1. any man-made building or structure 2. a man-made building or structure that is important, large, or highly creative 3. a carefully designed object, such as a chair, a spoon, or a tea kettle 4. a design for a city, town, park, or landscape 5. the art or science of designing and building…

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Oxford Sights

Posted by on August 14, 2014 – 02:29 pm

Oxford Sights

Gail Simmons, our Oxford expert, gives advice on the best things to see, do and visit in the city. For many first-time visitors, Oxford means the university. The atmospheric, golden-stone colleges, clustered around medieval streets, are irresistible, and most travellers will want to peek inside at least one. The charm of college-hopping in Oxford is that each has its own special character – only apparent once you’re inside – from the grandeur of Christ Church and Magdalen to the cosy intimacy of Corpus Christi. Attractions abound In Oxford - and…

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