What is Oxford?

  • (noun): A university in England.
    Synonyms: Oxford University
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Oxford

Oxford i/ˈɒksfərd/ is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. It has a population of just under 165,000, of whom 153,900 live within the district boundary.

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Hertford College, Oxford - Notable Former Students
... Minister John Selden, jurist, MP for Oxford University Jonathan Swift, satirist, poet, Anglican priest, author of Gulliver's Travels Magdalen Hall, old site 1448–1822 Samuel Daniel, poet, historian Matthew Hale ... educationalist Tobias Wolff, author of This Boy's Life See also CategoryAlumni of Hertford College, Oxford ...
John Lucas (philosopher) - Career Highlights
... Attended Balliol College, Oxford on a scholarship ... Harmsworth Senior Scholar, Merton College, Oxford ... John Locke Scholarship, Oxford University ...
Oxford, New York (disambiguation)
... Oxford, New York is the name of two locations in Chenango County, New York Town of Oxford Village of Oxford ...
Unetice Culture - Sources
... Cunliffe (ed.), The Oxford illustrated prehistory of Europe (Oxford, Oxford University Press 1994) ...
Clarendon Building
... The Clarendon Building is a landmark Grade I listed building in Oxford, England, owned by the University of Oxford ... It was built between 1711 and 1715 to house the Oxford University Press ... Clarendon, whose money also paid for the building of the Clarendon Laboratory in Oxford ...

More definitions of "Oxford":

  • (noun): A city in southern England northwest of London; site of Oxford University.
  • (noun): A low shoe laced over the instep.
  • (noun): A university town in northern Mississippi; home of William Faulkner.

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