In Pictures: One of the grandest colleges anywhere

The University of Oxford is steeped in history. One of its most famous colleges is Magdalen College (pronounced Maudlin), it was founded in 1458 and was designed to be one of the grandest in Oxford. Some famous alumni include Cardinal Wolsey of Henry VIII fame, Oscar Wilde and CS Lewis.

As you walk along the paths, go under the archways and enter the buildings, it’s easy to imagine you have stepped back in time or onto a film set. The worn stone steps could probably tell a story or two and there’s a certain romance about a visit here. The College is open to the public but there is an admission charge. This charge does includes an informative colour leaflet/guide book.

If you are visiting Oxford it is well worth spending a bit of time looking around this historic college. I hope these few pictures give you an idea of what you can expect to see.

The Cloisters
Steps with character
The Founder’s Tower
Around the Cloisters
Steps to The Hall
Roses in Summer
The Water Walks
CS Lewis 
Roof detail
Stunning Sepia toned stained glass Chapel windows 
Inside the Chapel with reredos screen at the far end
Chapel interior
Founder’s Tower
Inside the Dining Hall
Gates from the Water Walks
The New Building and Lawns
Summer flowers
David Wynne’s Statue
The President’s Lodgings

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