Oxford was first occupied in Saxon times, and was initially known as “Oxenaforda”. It began with the foundation of St Frideswide’s nunnery in the 8th century, and was first mentioned in written records in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for the year 912. In the 10th century Oxford became an important military frontier town between the kingdoms of Mercia and Wessex and was on several occasions raided by Danes. St Frideswide is the patron saint of both the city and university.
We spent 2 weeks in the summer of 2000 at Oxford Brookes University and it was the most fun I’ve ever had at school. Mornings were for classes, afternoons were spent playing football and lazing around with friends, and evenings were all about food and drink!
Outside our dormatory – Mina, Myself, and Kel
Nightly vodka orange gatherings in my room – with Kelvin and Kelvyn
The university grounds…
Networks Summer Class of 2000…
The Radcliffe Camera
The “Rad Cam” or “Radders” is designed by James Gibbs in the English Palladian style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. The building was funded by a £40,000 bequest from John Radcliffe, who died in 1714. Nicholas Hawksmoor proposed making the building round.
finally… graduation! :)