Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Christ Church Cathedral College Oxford

Oxford University has many magnificent college buildings. This one, Christ Church is unique as it also cathedral of the of the diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Christ Church (Latin: Ædes Christi, the temple or house (ædēs) of Christ, and thus sometimes known as The House), is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Oxford.

Christ Church has produced thirteen British prime ministers, which is equal to the number produced by all 45 other Oxford colleges put together and more than any Cambridge college (and two short of the total number for the University of Cambridge, fifteen).

The college is the setting for parts of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, as well as Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. More recently it has been used in the filming of the movies of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.






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