British Education: Oxford University and its Colleges with Victoria Bentata

British Education: Oxford University and its Colleges with Victoria Bentata


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Welcome to Oxford, an architecturally beautiful city and home to one of the world's greatest and most ancient universities. This conversation takes us back to the origins of the City and the University and explains both how the University grew and developed and how it functions today. Find out how it progressed from an all-male bastion of tradition to the forward-looking university of the 21st century with its diverse student body and its world-beating research.

We'll learn about the difference between Colleges, Faculties, and the University and examine the famous Tutorial System. We will take in a few of the 38 Oxford colleges, admire their architecture and learn about their history and famous alumni. We'll have a virtual visit inside the world-renowned Bodleian Library, the beautiful Sheldonian Theatre, the iconic Radcliffe Camera, and some of the most modern and architecturally outstanding buildings of the University. Learn about the Oxford Graduation ceremony and some quirky college traditions. Finally, meet some of our most famous alumni and learn about their Oxford connections.

Led by Oxford University graduate and published author Victoria Bentata, this interactive discussion will give a superb introduction to life and education and in Oxford. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with a better understanding of this vibrant institution and city.

Victoria Bentata is an Oxford University graduate, published author, and highly experienced Oxford tour guide with a particular interest in Oxford's Literature.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.