Merton College – A New Centre for Summer 2017!

bannerWe are delighted to announce a new center for our 2017 Oxford Summer School!
The magnificent Merton College will be a location for our 2017 summer programmes for ages 19-25. We’re celebrating with some fun facts about Oxford Royale Academy’s newest addition to its Oxford centres.

  • Founded in 1264 by Walter de Merton, Merton College lays claim to being the oldest college in the University of Oxford (Balliol and St Edmund Hall are also contenders).
  • Merton’s Mob Library is the oldest functioning university library in the world.
  • Merton is also home to Mob Quad, the oldest quadrangle in the university.
  • The college was built in three stages from 1288-1378.
  • Notable alumni include four Nobel prize winners: chemist Frederick Soddy (1921), modernist literary icon T.S. Eliot (1948), zoologist Nikolaas Tinbergen (1973) and physicist Sir Anthony Leggett (2003).
  • Merton has a desirable city centre location, meaning that our 19-25 summer school students studying in the college will be able to enjoy easy access to Oxford‘s many amenities.

More information is available on our Merton College centres page.

Do you want the opportunity to study in Merton College in summer 2017? Browse our 19-25 courses now ➙

image credits: Merton College, Merton Quad