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Oxford is the second-oldest surviving university in the world, dating back to 1096. The most commonly reported ghost is that of a former master named Obadiah Walker, seen in the front quad. King Charles I, beheaded in his prime, is seen at Christ Church College, as has one of his commanders (executed for treason). Every other college here has its share of activity; the Queens College has a phantom clergyman, St. Peter’s College is haunted by a set of twins and a student who hanged himself, and other unexplained phenomenon happens throughout.

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University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

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51.75591326672985, -1.2551193234685343
Nearest Towns:
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Wytham, UK (2.1 mi.)
Headington, UK (2.4 mi.)
South Hinksey, UK (2.7 mi.)
County Of Oxfordshire, UK (3.1 mi.)
Oxfordshire, UK (3.1 mi.)


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  1. The University of Oxford stands as an enduring symbol of academic excellence and scholarly pursuit. Renowned for its rich history, groundbreaking research, and distinguished faculty, Oxford remains at the forefront of global education. Its commitment to fostering critical thinking, innovation, and intellectual exploration is unparalleled, attracting students and scholars from every corner of the globe. As individuals navigate the rigors of academia, resources like serve as invaluable aids, providing essential support in crafting meticulously researched dissertations. Within Oxford’s esteemed halls, where tradition and innovation intersect, such resources complement the rigorous academic environment, empowering students to delve deeper into their chosen fields of study and contribute meaningfully to the advancement of knowledge.

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